Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sympathy Calligraphy Bird & Giveaway Information!

My dear neighbor has a daughter and son-in-law who are bird crazy.  I know they have a cockatiel and a few smaller ones, but they absolutely LOVE their birds; I imagine as much as I adore my fabulous feline four.  Unfortunately, one of their little flying angels flew off to the Rainbow Bridge to wait for the others to join them.  Helen asked me to make a card for her to send them and I knew exactly what stamp I was going to use.  Finding that stamp was another matter entirely, but I digress.  I made two cards for her so she could choose the one she preferred.

Before I get into how I made these cards, I want to share this little giveaway I'm having:

Im having a small drawing on my blog.  All you need to do is click onto this post, chose the costume you like best & when I get 75 costume comments, Ill draw a random winner.  Open Internationally! Please feel free to share!
EXPIRES Nov, 1. 2017

What I Used to Make my Cards:
2 White Card Bases
White, Navy Blue and Black Card
Calligraphy Bird Stamp (I have no idea where I got this stamp)
Kaleidacolor Pad in Spectrum #KA-000-001
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Wink of Stella in Clear
Black Enamel Dot 
Pop Dot

Both of these cards were very easy; I just stamped one image using the

Kaleidacolor ink pad and another with the Jet Black ink, both on white card.  I then trimmed both images.  I placed the color card onto the navy card and then attached the card onto the white card base. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using the color pad, onto the bird image.  I then swiped the Wink of Stella, in clear, all over the colors, line by line.  I tried to get a picture of the sparkle, but I couldn't.

Then I assembled the black and white card.  I adhered the black and white image onto the black card with Pop Dots.  I also adhered the sentiment with Pop Dots.  I then placed the enamel dot on the card.  You can see the dimension and the texture on the black card.  

Here is the black and white card.  I am not sure which card Helen chose to send to her daughter, but the beauty of these cards is you can send them for any reason.  I hope you enjoyed my short tutorial and I do hope to see you join my Happy Halloween giveaway - I can't wait to see which costume wins the vote!  Thank you so much for visiting! Christi 

I am entering my Sympathy cards in the following challenges:
CASology - #270, Odd (It's odd I made 2 cards)
2 Crafty Critters - Anything Goes w/ a Critter
A Bit More Time to Craft - #53, Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - #356, Sympathy
Crazy for Challenges - #406, Make a Card


  1. those cards are so nic!will go see your halloween post because I love halloween!

  2. I think I like the all black but that's just my opinion. You would think it might make is more somber but I think it gives it a more elegant look. I love how tasteful both are. xoxo

  3. Wow !! This is such a stunning design !!

  4. These are very pretty! I love the one with color! ♥

  5. Christi, two wonderful sympathy cards! I really love the colorful version, although both are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  6. Such a beautiful image for a sympathy card. The colourful version is my favourite, but both are gorgeous.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Crafty-littleangel {Welcome to visit My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  7. These are both gorgeous - I love that bird image! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  8. Two very beautiful cards!! Awesome!! Especially love the color one. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology! Anna xo

  9. Lovely to see the stamp in two ways. So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.

  10. Two beautiful, serene cards. Thanks for playing along with us at My Time To Craft. Caz DT.


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