Wednesday, August 8, 2012

PSC44 CAS Sympathy Card

"The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms . . ." Deuteronomy 33:27.

Quite often we have a difficult time knowing what to say when a friend has lost a loved one. I like to send a message to friends that God is their comfort and that I'm there for them, too.
This week the Perfect Sentiment Challenge #44 is to make a Sympathy card. The twist is to use a Clean and Simple design, which means there is lots of white space and limited layers or embellishments, yet still have a strong design.

We're being sponsored by Shelly's Images. One lucky participant will be selected to win one of their free digital images.

Clean and Simple is a great style for mailing cards since the embellishments are limited.

I chose to cut two roses from my designer paper and color empty sections with my alcohol markers - very quick. I stamped the sentiment, then ran the background through the embossing machine. The shiny, gray dotted ribbon that holds the roses gave me the inspiration to add the dotted background. I added gray sparkles, hoping to draw the eye from the roses to the sentiment and still be really simple. I was thinking of my friend whose father just died and added them for her, knowing that I'd hand deliver the card this week, so bulky sparkles wouldn't be a problem.

The stamp set I used had this sentiment that I used on the inside:

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - (use Close To My Heart supplies) With Deepest Sympathy
Lexi's Creations Challenge #71 - Sparkle and Shine

6.5" x 5" Sympathy Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Flirty" (roses), White Daisy cardstock
Stamps - CTMH "Words of Comfort"
Ink - Black
Accents - CTMH Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon, Black and Gray Assortment Sparkles
Tools - Cuttlebug embossing folder


jan farnworth said...

you did a great job love the flower and the embossing.

Scrapper Chic said...

love the embossing so much, great card, thanks for playing along at H2H

Jennipher said...

I love those red blooms and the embossed panel. This really turned out fabulous. You do clean and simple well!

Madeline Morcelo said...

This is a lovely card...well done! Thanks for participating with us this week at H2H :0)

Shirley Ross said...

Very lovely card, thanks for joining us at H2H this week.

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful sympathy card, love the embossing and the CAS design! Thanks or joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Vickie. This is so pretty and perfect too. Love the design, and the sparkle adds that extra dimension too. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Cheryl said...

Wow! Love the embossed card with the dotted ribbon! Pretty flowers and just enough sparkle :)

Arlene said...

Very pretty card, love the simplicity of it.

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. I love working with flowers. Great CAS design layout.

Kristi said...

I absolutely love this card and miss my dad so very much! You are so talented!!! I need to start making more cards and love your blogs!

rosiebudstamp said...

Stunning card....I need to get into this blog land so I can do challenges:)