Monday, December 10, 2012

Simple Sympathy

My mom asked me to make a sympathy card for her to send out, so I came up with this one based on today's SCS clean and simple challenge and this week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.  I used the gray/gold color scheme from the fabric swatch provided for the clean and simple challenge along with my go-to images for sympathy cards from Papertrey Ink to put this one together.

I stamped the largest leafy branch from the Turning a New Leaf set in gray ink on a Soft Stone panel, then added a trio of golden yellow flowers from the Beautiful Blooms II and Everyday Classics sets.  The flowers are stamped with Vivid ink--it shows up nicely on the lightly colored cardstock.  The center of each flower is dotted with white Liquid Pearls for dimension. 

I stamped the "with sympathy" sentiment from the Beyond Basic Borders set in the open space between the branches in gray ink.  The panel is set on a darker gray card base.  I lined the inside of the card with white cardstock so it's ready for a message inside, either stamped or handwritten.

Materials Used:
Turning a New Leaf, Beautiful Blooms II, Everyday Classics, and Beyond Basic Borders stamp sets, Smokey Shadow ink, Smokey Shadow and Soft Stone cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Vivid Straw ink (Colorbox)
; White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

5 comments:

Jackie Rockwell said...

Lori I'm sorry your mom needed a sympathy card. The recipient will love your beautiful stamping. Love the subtle colors. So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

Ardyth said...

This is gorgeous - serene and calming and a perfect colour combination for a sympathy card. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week, Lori!

N@ Ali said...

what a lovely sympathy card! thank you for joining us at CTS ; )

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Gray and yellow - be still my heart! This is one of my all time fave color combos and you've showcased it beautifully here, Lori. Perfect take on the sketch - love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS(E) This Sketch - we're so glad you did!

lostinpaper said...

Sooooo beautiful! Love those sweet flowers!
Thanks so much for sharing with us CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

 
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