Tuesday, January 17, 2017

YOU'VE GOT THIS

I got a request for a card! That doesn't happen nearly often enough. But, when it does, I am thrilled.

This was a commission for a sympathy card, something I don't make very frequently. 

I had purchased the lovely set, You've Got This, quite awhile ago. Like the good, faithful little fussy cutter I am, I did stamp the flower portion several times upon various scraps of Designer Series Paper. I cut them out on car trips, as I am wont to do. But, so far, I hadn't used any of these exquisite flowers in any projects.

As soon as a sympathy card was requested, these lonely flowers popped into my brain. So, I spread them out before me and finally chose one on DSP that I thought was suitable to send condolences.

It took me quite awhile to come up with a cross-hatched background that I liked with this particular flower. But, finally, I hit on this one stamped in Smoky Slate.


The DSP from which the flower was fussy cut was a Mint Macaron and white marbled look. So, I kept the color scheme fairly somber -- black, gray, white and the subtle Mint Macaron, not only in the flower itself, but also in the thin mat around the image layer.


I had wanted to add the sentiment, With Sympathy, but I was having much difficulty in exactly how to present it. 

After many trials, I ended up with this -- stamped in Archival Basic Black onto Vellum Cardstock. I crisply folded the vellum at the edges and folded the ends to the back of the panel. This gives such a neat -- and simple -- edge that is very effective. After I added the vellum strip, I felt it was still calling for something more. A couple of Basic Pearls was just what it needed.


The person requesting this card hasn't seen it yet. I sincerely hope it meets her needs.


What are some of your favorite images to use when creating sympathy cards?

Sympathetic
Smiles.


5 comments:

  1. This is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link Party.

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  2. Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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  3. I'm sure she's going to love it Linda. All the thought and love that went into the making of the card will comfort her in her loss. It's beautiful.

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  4. What an honor to be asked for such a sensitive and sentimental card. It is beautiful and I hope you're very proud of your work. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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  5. Lovely and thoughtful card! Thank you for sharing with us recently at #FridayFrivolity!

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