Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Sympathy Card

Sadly, I needed to make another sympathy card this week...It's been a tough few months for some of our friends.

The design layout is loosely based on a card found in the new SU! catalog. Mine turned out quite differently but viewing the photo was the creative push I needed as I was feeling rather uninspired tonight. I used cardstock from SU!'s new In Color line. One thing I love about SU! is how well all of the their colors coordinate, it makes mixing and matching a breeze!

The background image, on the green cardstock, is a combination of a canvas and french script stamps. The sentiment - so fitting for the loss of a loved one - is simply stamped on a very vanilla cardstock square and then mounted on a larger red square. I broke out a teeny tiny corner stamp from my new Papertreyink borders stamp set to decorate the edges of the square. The bee and leaf is from a long retired SU! set, Botantical Gardens, which is still a favorite. Both the bee and leaf have been cut out and adhered with dimensional tape. The leaf was colored with watercolor crayons. I then misted the colored stamp before I stamped to give the image that real watercolored feel. And the botton of the card was finished off with two rows of paper piercing.

Happy Wednesday!

Cardstock, hardware, ink, watercolor crayons, ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Corner image by Papertreyink


Julie Masse said...

Very nice card Kim - great design! Sympathy cards are hard!

mamaluke said...

A fitting card. Love the sentiment stamp, I have some of the others in that series, they're fab! Thanks for popping by and your comments on my blog. I am reminded of the story by Roald Dahl "The Twits", if you haven't read it... go get a copy!!!

Melissa Goodsell said...

I think that's a beautiful card Kim, sympathy cards are so difficult, but you've really done a gorgeous and tasteful card here.