Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Heartfelt Sympathy

Good morning. I'm sure most of you have heard the very sad news that our stamping sister, Katie Renz, passed away Monday morning. This is the sympathy card I made for her family. Despite knowing it was coming, it is still so hard to grasp the reality that such a happy, energetic person like Katie has left this life.

Here is the address if you'd like to send a card to her husband and boys:
The Renz Family
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

I cut a piece of Pure Luxury white card stock to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink. 

I masked a 1 inch circle for the sun and sponged more Cantaloupe ink. 

Sponged Memento Tangelo ink. 

I used sticky notes to mask for the horizon line, then sponged Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

Sponged Memento London Fog. 

I removed the mask for the sun and used a small sponge dauber to sponged around the edges of the circle, to soften the edges of bit. 

I flipped the mask around to cover the sky and sponged Memento London Fog. 

 Then sponged Memento Potter's Clay ink.

I stamped the sail boat, from By the Sea, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

 I used N5 and N7 Copic markers to color in the boat.

Then used N3 and N5 on the sails. 

Stamped the seagulls using Memento Tuxedo Black.  I added a shadow to the boat, with N3 and C3, then added ripples to the water with YG12.

I stamped the grass in the bottom corners, then added the sentiment, from Heartfelt, with Tuxedo Black ink.

I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, and used a Tan Leather card base. The finished size is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


Colorado Crafter said...

Beautiful card!! A "must try" tutorial.

Payne Holler Cards said...

really lovely card - they will enjoy heart goes out to them

Debbie B said...

This is such a beautiful card. I'm sure the family will love it as well. I am so sorry for the family.

Deebi27 said...

YOur work is just amazing, the class of shading isn't seen. You are just the BEST when it comes to shading of colors. Thank you for the continued coloring/shading tutorials! BEAUTIFUL card!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh seems like my comment got lost in cyberspace!

I really LOVE this beautiful card, Theresa! I'm sure Katie's family will appreciate your lovely gesture!

Thanks so much for sharing your creative process with us...have a great weekend!

KonaRose said...

It's very sad when a dear one passes away. But this card... it is just superb. I hope they keep it out, to look at, and remember her with such love always.
aloha, rosy

Stampin' Pam said...

What a beautiful card for a difficult time. THe family will be touched I'm sure. Gorgeous work as always, T!

Sophie said...

What a WONDERFUL card!!!!!!!! I love it, that's so beautiful...

Crackerbox Palace Stamping Chit Chat said...

Beautiful card! Such a nice scene for a sympathy card. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing.
Vicky Briggs

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