Sunday, April 29, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch With Deepest Sympathy

This morning I read the daily encouragement at 365 Promises.

That promise sounds like something I'd love to share with two of my friends who recently lost loved ones.Weeping comes for a time, but there will be joy again. I never have enough sympathy cards so when I also saw the challenge at A Gem of a Challenge to make Get Well or Sympathy, I knew what I needed to make. I want to always let those I know who've lost loved ones that they are in my prayers.

I used this sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch turned on it's side:


I wanted my card to be simple with a light colored background and decided to choose the subtle glacier-colored flower outlines to be cut using Cricut Artfully Sent. I sized my image for this 5" x 6.5" card and you are welcome to use my cut file here.  I put a charcoal mat under the cut layer and a rectangular vellum mat as the 2nd mat. A piece of gold glitter cardstock lined the cut flower and the gray ribbons includes the middle one with a stripe of gold. 

I kept the inside simple with three stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs. I cut off the top card base part of my Cricut cut and used part of that rectangle to decorate the sides inside.

Thank you for visiting! May you find the joy that drives away sorrow! I find my joy in Jesus Christ!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #400 - anything goes with optional Less is More (CAS)
613 Avenue Create #208 - Anything goes with optional twist - add vellum

A Gem of a Challenge #218 - Get Well or Sympathy
Atlantic Hearts Sketch #261 - sketch above
Word Art Wednesday #332-333 - Anything uplifting
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #45 top row across and middle row down

5" x 6.5" Card Recipe:
CTMH Paper - Chelsea Gardens (stripe), retired Happy Times (floral outlines), Charcoal CS, Vellum, Gold Glitter Paper
Stamp - ODBD With Heartfelt Sympathy
Ink - Black
Embellishments - CTMH Light Gray Ribbon and Basics Ribbon Pack (gray with gold stripe)
Tools - Cricut Design Space and retired CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge


Christine said...

An absolutely lovely card, Vickie! The layer of vellum, the softly curved edge and sweet scripture make such a comforting sympathy card Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
DT Member

Alyson Mayo said...

Vickie, this is GORGEOUS! I never would have thought to use papers from Chelsea Gardens and Happy Times on the same card but they work so perfectly together. I am saving this idea because I have leftovers of both of these papers myself. Your card is so soft and delicate - exactly the way a sympathy card should be. I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful project with us at Atlantic Hearts - and for inspiring me :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is a perfect symapthy card thanks for playing at agoac

Rosanne Mulhern said...

What a soft and pretty sympathy card you've created, Vickie. Thanks for sharing it at the TTTC.

Natalie said...

wonderful card, despite the sad reason you need those cards. Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.