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Clean and Simple Sympathy Card

Hi, everyone! Thank you for joining me for this clean and simple sympathy card. This card uses several techniques I learned in my latest Altenew class on floral composition. I highly recommend this class if you are wanting to increase your floral card skills! Make sure to check out the video for all the details!

First, I stamped the images on Spicy Yogurt card stock from Altenew. The flowers were from the “Build-a-Flower Gardenia” set and the leaves were from the “Beautiful Day” set.

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Next, I used my 0.1 tip black pen to add detail and shadowing to the flower.

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This process is labor intensive, but immediately changes your card to look more professional and bold. After I added pen to all the shadowed areas, it was time to add a small amount of color to the petals and leaves. Using a small blending brush, I added a small amount of color to the flower image.

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Then, I added gray to the leaves with an even smaller blending brush.

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To keep this sympathy card clean and simple, I didn’t want to add too many elements. So, I added small splatters of blush, black spray ink and silver watercolor.

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The last element was some metallic thread to add extra texture to the card. I learned so much in the floral composition class by Jaycee Gasper and highly recommend it for the advanced card makers out there!

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