I sadly heard of the passing of one of our parents of our friend, so made a sympathy card to pop in the post first thing tomorrow.
I started this card by stamping the Lavinia Stamps "Fairy Thistle" in Versafine Clair "Monarch" purple ink. I then coated the stamping in Wow! Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
Over the top of the card, I lay the Lavinia "Feather Leaf" stencil, applying "Shadow Grey" Archival Ink through the stencil, fading the ink out across the card.
I stamped the sentiment, again using "Monarch" purple ink. The sentiment is part of a Stampin' Up cling set called "Heal Your Heart".
Finally, I coloured the thistles using Derwent Inktense pencils applied with a brush and added touches of silver and purple Uniball Signo pens.