Friday, September 3, 2010

Another sympathy card

Another day, another sympathy card ... I chose a very clean & simple design for this card.

The image is offered free by Paper Garden Projects - check them out as they have several beautiful, realistic flower images to offer. I realized after colouring the images that they should have been white (the flowers are snowdrops) but I really love the look of purple flowers with the green stems/leaves so I decided not to redo them. Purple is also a favourite colour of mine for sympathy cards, in particular. I don't know why, but purple just seems to have some majesty/sentimentality/serenity to it.

I cut out each of the three images with a Quickutz cookie cutter die and then matted it on a piece of purple Bazzil cardstock trimmed to be just slightly bigger. Then the purple is matted on a white cardstock that is border punched on both sides (using Fiskars "Lace" punch) to give the impression of lace. I added a few pearls to give the card a bit of shine and richness.

As I said, very simple ... I played around with embossing the base cardstock and adding various other embellishments but I kept coming back to this very simple design.

The Crafty Pad - simply pearls
The Pink Elephant - mostly white
My Time to Craft - in the garden
Crafty Creations - white plus one
Simon Says Stamps - pearls & lace


  1. Pretty image! I like how you outlines it with the pretty purple paper too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  2. Gorgeous card Shelly :-) I love the flowers and the papers and colours you used are lovely :-) Perfect card for a sad occasion, I tend to use purple too !

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. Beautiful! I love the very subtle color purple of the flowers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Creations!

  4. Beautiful card, love the lace detail & those snowdrops do look nice in purple!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
    Sharon x

  5. I like the look of the purple flowers too. I would have never known they are naturally white. Like them in the shade you used. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

  6. Very nice card and fitting for the occasion. Love how you have placed the pearls. :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad. :)


  7. beautiful sympathy card. Thanks for sharing it with us at CCC this week.

  8. Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant
    Sheri-TPE DT

  9. Beautiful card and lovely layout!Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx