Saturday, September 1, 2012

Special Sympathy

Sympathy cards are always difficult to create and I never seem to have the right one at the time.  I started with a piece of Whisper White paper and sponged it with Blushing Bride ink.  The flourishes were stamped in ColorBox Chalk Creamy Brown.

I stamped the rose with VersaMark then embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Sponging was done in Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose being careful to keep some areas light.

The sentiments were both stamped in VersaMark and embossed with gold embossing powder to coordinate.  Some sheer ribbon and pearls finish it off.

A peek at the inside
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  I'll be linking with my friends over at Make It Monday, Make it Pretty @ The Dedicated House, Inspire Me Monday @ Create with Joy and Crafty Tuesday @ Blueberry Craft & Hobby
Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Elements of Style, Fifth Avenue Floral, Thoughts & Prayers, My Sentiments Exactly! Cathedral Sympathy
Paper:  Solar White Linen, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Ink:  Background - Blushing Bride; Flourishes - ColorBox Chalk Creamy Brown; Rose - VersaMark with Gold EP then sponged with Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink & Regal Rose; Sentiments - VersaMark with Gold EP; Hummingbird - VersaMark with Mellow Moss & Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Sheer Ivory/Gold Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls in Blush, Nesties Labels Eleven
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Beautiful card Donna! The pearls and the ribbon make it extra special.


Terry said...

That's a beautiful card. Unfortunately at some time or another, we all need cards like this. Yours is perfect.



KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Donna.

greetings karin

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a nice card. So pretty!
Love the details.

Angella D. Crockett said...

So soft and beautiful! The recipient will be so touched! Blessings, Angie

Cynthia said...


You nail it every time. Great card because they are so difficult and it is a hard time this is perfect.


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your beautiful artwork is so touching. It will mean so much to that special person. xx

Rosemary said...

Donna a lovely card and who ever receives it will appreciate your care and thoughts..Thanks for the clear instructions .Always love seeing the interior.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is such an elegant and thoughtful card. I don't think many people receive hand made cards of sympathy. How wonderful to give such a beautiful gift from the heart.

KER said...

so beautiful and serene...i love that is not dark and somber...the pastel pink is so soothing yet hopeful...this is a card that would bring some comfort

Rhonda Langley said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors. So elegant!

Create With Joy said...

Your card is lovely Donna!

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