Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sympathy card

While I enjoy card making, sympathy cards are always difficult for me. Partly because of the sadness that comes with sharing someone's grief, but also because it's hard to keep a somber mood to the card. But thankfully, Stampin' Up!'s new "Thoughts and Prayers" stamp set makes it a little bit easier. I love how versatile the tree and floral images are in this stamp set - I've been using them for birthday and thank you cards as well.

I sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock (the panel and the strip with the eyelet border punch) to soften it up a bit more. I had almost the entire card finished before I realized I didn't have any More Mustard cardstock to match the More Mustard ink on the flowers. I wanted to add another element in More Mustard to tie it all together, but found that a little bit of So Saffron complimented it just as nicely.

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, More Mustard
Accessories: eyelet border punch, photo corner punch, stamp-a-ma-jig, sponges, stampin' dimensionals


ChristineCreations said...

I love this set pretty, and I love your eyelet border and the sponging.

Lynn Put said...

This is wonderful! I really like the color combo and punched border, very pretty!

Jana O'Brien said...

Just beautiful! That double eyelet border is cool!

Cindy Malone said...

I just got this set, haven't had a chance to break it out yet. Your card is beautiful, love the colors.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this card, Marilyn. It really is beautiful -- great work

Sara said...

These are so difficult to do right but you did a great job here.

Tracy said...

The colors of the flower/tree are so pretty together!

Unknown said...

I just love this card and how you colored the different flowers!!! Great job!


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