The versatile dove

Doves are a great image, I am sure they can be adapted to suit any occasion. However today’s card is a sympathy card for a friend who recently lost his mum to cancer.


Materials used:
Deedees Digi Stamp Set Endless Beginnings
white stamping card
A5 card blank made from Centura Pearl card
Spectrum Noir pens
Spellbinders Die Labels 23

SAM_0891 watermarked

Closer view of the dove

I arranged my digi elements onto an A4 page and printed them out on white stamping card. I coloured in the images with Spectrum Noir pens. One image I cut out with the die as the base then used the other images to cut bits out of and 3D decoupaged them. I went around the edge of the die and the cut out sentiment with a black pen. Finally I arranged my topper and sentiment onto the front of the card and stuck them down.

I know that my friend has a very strong Christian faith which has sustained him during the final week of watching over his mother day and night so that she would not have to face death alone. And I know too that the coming days are going to be hard but that the love of God will continue to comfort him and the family in their grief.

Thank you for visiting. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into:
Anything goes with a twist – pink
Word Art Wednesday


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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8 Responses to The versatile dove

  1. Carole says:

    A peaceful card bearing comfort on the wings of a dove. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 156th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole

  2. Karen L says:

    You’ve doe such a great job with Deedee’s digis. Theyr’ SO cute. I really want you to know how genuinely grateful I am that you share your wonderful creations with us each week. It means so much to me, and I can’t say thank you adequately. Have a great week, and I hope to see you share with us again soon.
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. jmhave44 says:

    A beautiful card for a sad occasion, and I liked the Dove for this particular card. For a Christian, it sends a powerful message too. Love the way you’ve presented the lovely dove with the pink rose and matted the nice die cut with the black border. A most appropriate sentiment as well. TFS & Hugs.

  4. jmhave44 says:

    Oops…forgot to say: Aren’t DeeDee’s images so wonderful to work with? I love those designs, and you can either do more shading or use just as is, if you’re in a hurry with a card too. Glad you played along.

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