Water Color Sympathy…

A “thinking of you” card could cover many circumstances in our lives…but most commonly is used for sympathy.  But to me this card would work for someone newly diagnosed or recovering from treatments or surgery.  When life closes in and we lose control of our daily routines, a well-timed “thinking of you” card is really appreciated.

It would be helpful if we all had a stash of this type of card so that we can respond quickly when these situations occur.

Today’s card is fairly easy to put together but at the same time conveys the message we are aware and concerned…


a little different view…


and a bow close up…


if you haven’t watched it before, here’s the video on YouTube.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits…


  • Paper:  Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread, “I” Acrylic Block, Mint Macaron, Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry Markers, Strip Adhesive


  • The Mint Macaron base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Water Color layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  With markers ink the surface of the “I” Acrylic block Mint Macaron, Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry letting the colors blend where they meet.  Spritz the colors with water and apply block to surface of water color paper pressing and holding for a few seconds.  Lift straight up and let dry.
  • Once dry stamp Sheltering Tree with Archival Basic Black and sentiment at top right.  Criss-cross Linen Thread and attach at back with SNAIL.  Make bow as per video and attach at cross point with glue dots.  Add Adhesive Strip to all edges and a piece in center back of water color paper.  Add to card front.
  • Inside there is a piece of Rich Razzleberry 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ with a piece of Whisper White added that is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  A small strip of the trimmed water color paper was added at the bottom of Whisper White.
  • You can see the envelope was stamped with the Sheltering Tree and another piece of trimmed water color paper added at the bottom to coordinate with the card front.

We are enjoying what feels like spring weather here in the South and I even put my top down on my car today!  Yippee!

Thanks for stopping by.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


hard but true.

Stay inky and be HaPpY!



  1. Je suis une nouvelle abonnée et j’aime vraiment beaucoup ce que vous faites; hélas je ne parle pas anglais et je ne sais si vous me comprendrez.
    L’art est universel et n’a pas besoin de paroles. En tous les cas merci pour votre partage

  2. Gertrude said “I am a new Subscriber and I really like what you’re doing; Unfortunately I do not speak English and I don’t know if you will understand me.
    Art is universal and does not need words. In any case thanks for your sharing”

    • Thank you so much LindaB! I will be able to send her an email that will translate into French…B!

    • I know Cyndi…isn’t it amazing how we can connect through our creations all over the world! Oooo! I do love my job!…B!

  3. Thank you for sharing your video on your beautiful bows! Much more simpler than I thought! Thank God! Blessings to you!

    • It is really simple isn’t it Cheryl…I’m so glad to sought out the video. Can’t wait to see what you create!…B!

  4. This is lovely. I need a push to try color combinations outside my comfort zone, and this is a beautiful”push”. Thank you for sharing.

    • Consider yourself “nudged” Carla. I always start with colors I love together (greens/blues) and branch out as I go along. I see delightful surprises in your future!…B!