Monday, January 21, 2013

Sympathy Cards...

Hello Friends! Happy Monday! I hope that all of you had wonderful, productive weekends. Today I am sharing a sympathy card. This type of card is always difficult for me, but they are necessary sometimes. I really need to just sit down and make a few of them, while I don't actually need them. It may make it easier, I think. This card is inspired by one I found in the Member's Only area of PaperCrafter's Library. If you've not checked out PCL, you are missing out on a lot of good stuff! Sign up for the newsletter, it's free!

My card....

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The tree image is embossed and die cut with a Nestie. Then I sponged on a bit of color to add interest. I added one teensy shot of shimmer spray to the focal panel; it imparts a very subtle sparkle.

And the inside...

Nice and serene. That's it for me today. Thanks for visiting!

materials used~
stamp sets: Through the Trees, With Sympathy, Round and Round-limited edition(Papertrey Ink)  Lovely as a Tree(Stampin' Up!)
card stock: Colonial White(CTMH)  River Rock, Early Espresso(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Tour de France from the Curtain Call Collection(Graphic45)
ink: Versamark, Memento Espresso Truffle(Tsukineko)    Ruby Red, Really Rust, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Standard Circles Small Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
punches: Open Scallop Border punch(Stampin' Up!)
other: Early Espresso embossing powder, chocolate ribbon from my stash



Jeanne said...

You make a good point in suggesting it would be good to have a few sympathy cards in the stash, since it is inevitable that we'll need them at some point. This is a beautiful card, Barb. It is indeed very serene and comforting. Another beautiful effort!

Kim Burmeister said...

These are gorgeous! Great job, Barb!

Sheila H said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Barb. It has a feeling of tranquility and peace. I have never been able to make sympathy cards in advance even though they are difficukt to make in time of need.

Caryl Williams said...

I'm sorry to hear that you needed one of these types of cards! It is beautiful. I'm sure it will give comfort to the recipient!