Monday, January 13, 2014

Sending Sympathy

Well the new year is off to a very slow crafty start.  Like I said last week, it's been hard getting back into the routine of making cards, but seeing all the new products that everyone is posting from CHA has me feeling more inspired.  So with that being said, I thought I'd make a no-pressure-do-anything-you-want card today. 

So it turns out that I came up with a sympathy card.  The sentiment was an after-thought, but I thought it went nicely with the feel of the card.  A goal of mine is to have more cards like this ready to send out should the occasion arise, because I often find myself in need of a particular card (thank you, sympathy, etc.) but don't have any time to make one.  I can't bring myself to buy a store-bought card now, so often times the occasion comes and goes without a card in the mail (#fail)!  So hopefully you'll be seeing a lot more cards like this one on the blog in the coming months! 

I started by using Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass distress inks to lightly ink around the edges.  I then stamped two flower images from Penny Black's Allegro stamp set.  The first one was the second-generation stamping to give the impression of being in the background and the other flower is stamped over with a crisp black ink.  After looking through my stamps, I thought the sympathy sentiment from Stampin' Up's Petite Pairs looked nicely with the images. I finished the card by mounting the panel on some pink cardstock and then mounted the whole thing on a black card base. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  



  1. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card. I have a friend that lost his sister yesterday and wanted to send him something. Your color selection and stamps inspired me. Of course, I put it in the mail before I took a pic of it. Just know that you inspired someone to send a blessing to someone else.

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Traci! You made my day and I'm sure you made your friend's day as well :)

  2. Beautiful card. Those two colors go so well together to create a soft background and the two tone flower image is gorgeous!

  3. This is a beautiful sympathy card, Lizzy. I love the serene colour scheme and the silhouette flowers. Will have to pin and case this!

  4. Peaceful and serene--a lovely card!

  5. Absolutely stunning and serene! ha - I just saw that Shirley used the same word. So it is perfect for a sympathy card.
    I know what you mean about running out of time to make a card for a specific occasion, not buying a card and then missing the moment! I've been questioning my card-making for challenges this last couple of weeks. I find they might be perfect for the challenge, but not useful in everyday life. Your card is exactly the type of card we need in our stash!

  6. BTW I love your pet photos especially Audie!

  7. This is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it.


Many thanks for each and every thoughtful comment! Your feedback is genuinely appreciated--I only hope you enjoy my cards as much as I enjoy your comments!

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