Monday, June 15, 2015

With Sympathy

Sympathy cards are always tough cards to make but ones that inevitably are a necessity. A friend had a death in the family and this is the card I made for her. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of light gray cardstock and then cut it to a tag shape. This tag was matted on a piece of dark gray cardstock.  The smaller sentiment was stamped on a piece of patterned paper and then cut with a fish-tail end to make a banner. Faux stitching, a bow, pearls and a ribbon flower finish off the card. I used the final Deconstructed Sketch for the card design.  I'm so sorry to see them go.  I love sketches!

The patterned papers, ribbon, ribbon flower and light gray cardstock are all from an old Simon Says Stamp card kit (October 2012) that I won in one of their giveaways. I'm sort of hoarding the supplies because I really like this kit. The "You are in my thoughts and in my prayers" stamp is one of my oldest and a favorite.  I haven't used it in awhile and decided to ink it up again.

Cardstock: Recollections (card base), Creativity (dark gray), Simon Says Stamp (light gray)
Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants Designs (Country Boutique)
Stamps: Stampendous (Thoughts and Prayers - wood mount), Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Peaceful Swans -retired clear stamp)
Ink: VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Tools/Embellishments: Simon Says Stamp Oct 2012 (seam binding ribbon, ribbon flower, patterned paper, light gray cardstock), pearls (Michael's), Staedtler fine tip marker (black), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Mini Scallop Edge)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Deconstructed Sketch #204 - Sketch
Mod Squad Challenge - Use a tag
Penny's Challenge #231 -  Use your favorite embellishment (for me that's flat back pearls - love them!!)
Aud Sentiments Challenge #133 - Bingo {I used ribbon, rubber stamp (2 of them) and 3D item (pearls, bow and ribbon flower)}
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #250 - Polka Dots
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #93 - Use Pearls

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back Wednesday with a new Word Art Wednesday challenge. There's still time to play along in this week's challenge so why not join us?


Unknown said...

Hi Stephanie, beautifully constructed card, great colour and design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and hope you join us again soon. Jennifer DT member

Annie said...

Hard to create these cards but yours is perfect. - thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Good luck in the draw. Annie xxx

Lori Turner said...

Very pretty card...sympathy cards are not always the easiest to make and this one is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxox

Helen said...

Beautiful creation.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's

Helen x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “use your favourite embellishments” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)

NanaConnie said...

Stunning black and white, Steph! I love everything about this. Now, putting on another of my DT hats -- Thanks so very much for playing in our "BINGO" challenge at Aud Sentiments. Good luck and I hope you'll play along again soon.
NanaConnie DT


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