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)


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!

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


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