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Creating a Meaningful Sympathy Card

Feb 15, 2024 Charlene Madrid

Greetings, fellow crafters! Today, I'm thrilled to walk you through the creation of a heartfelt sympathy card using the latest products from Hero Arts' Spring 2024 Catalog collection. This project combines innovative techniques with the fresh designs of spring to craft a card that conveys both comfort and beauty.

To begin, I reached for the new Rounded Jewel Infinity Dies. Utilizing the sixth largest die, I cut out a stencil from thin cardstock, repeating the process four times to create a square stencil with four petal-like shapes. Using my handmade stencil, I ink-blended using Fog, Splash, and Thistle Reactive Inks to create a soft, ethereal background on a piece of Dove White Premium Cardstock.

Next, I introduced three of the floral and foliage elements from the With Sympathy Bundle. With Intensified Black ink, I carefully stamped two floral stamps, one foliage stamp, and a delicate butterfly directly onto the stenciled piece. Placing the stamps strategically allowed them to extend past the edges of the colored areas, creating a seamless integration between the background and the stamped images.

With the main elements in place, it was time to add a heartfelt sentiment. I selected a sentiment from the same With Sympathy Bundle, stamping it in Intensified Black ink and die-cutting it using the coordinating die. To enhance the sentiment's presence on the card, I layered a few additional die cuts behind it, providing dimension and depth to the final design.

This sympathy card not only showcases the versatility of Hero Arts' new products, but also serves as a reminder of the comfort and solace that can be found in the act of crafting. I hope this walkthrough inspires you to create your own meaningful cards, filled with the beauty and warmth of spring. Until next time, happy crafting!

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