Sunday, April 19, 2015

Watercolor Sympathy Card

Good afternoon crafty friends! Many of you may know that I'm from Oklahoma and today is the 20th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. On April 19, 1995 there were 168 lives lost including 19 young children in the building's day care center. An additional 650 individuals were injured in the attack and countless lives affected by the tragedy. There has been a lot of news coverage this week and interviews with survivors. Although, I was hundreds of miles away from the city that day, I can still remember what I was doing when it happened and the crushing feeling when I heard the news. My heart goes out to those still grieving from this disaster.

I would like to share this Watercolor Sympathy Card with my friends at The Paper Players for their Clean and Simple Watercolor Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Sympathy Card Supplies are by Stampin' Up!:
  • Paper: Mossy Meadow cardstock, Soft Sky patterned paper from Painted Blooms dsp and Watercolor paper.
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pads in Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist and Cajun Craze. Stampin' write marker in Summer Starfruit and Memento ink in Black.
  • Stamps: World of Dreams, Simply Sketched (sentiment) and Papillon Potpourri. 
  • Other Stuff: Aqua painters, Elegant Butterfly punch, basic pearls and stampin' dimensional.


  1. A beautiful sympathy card. I remember that day as well, so tragic and senseless.

  2. Andrea, this is a beautiful card. I love how your brushstrokes create such a soft background. The pop of orange butterfly is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

  3. Very pretty card and the special coverage this week was done in this same sympathetic manner. Your card is serene and special.

  4. So pretty Andrea! The water color background is perfect for the butterfly and flowers. I remember that day,too. So sad.

  5. Beautiful scene you've created on this card. The butterfly is such a bright pop of color. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.


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