Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Another direction for a Sympathy Card


I went a different direction with this sympathy card.  I started with the sentiment image and built around the image.  Surfing the web I found a few challenges that helped me quickly put together a color scheme and a sketch! 

1.     Shopping my stash I found some Costco felted paper purchased at least 10 years ago in turquoise.  Looking through the scraps I found red card stock and yellow card stock that complemented the tone of the felted paper.  Kraft card stock finished the color selections. 
2.     The sentiment was stamped in Versa Magic Red Magic and Red Brick to get the right color to match the red card stock I found in my stash.  A Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large was placed around the image . . . and there was a need to embellish a little more.  A hunt in my flourish rubber stamps brought out a Magenta stamp that just fit the bill and was of similar design to the turquoise felted paper.
3.     Base Kraft card stock is trimmed to 10” x 6 ½ ” and folded in half, Yellow card stock is 4 7/8” x 6 3/8”, Turquoise felted paper is 4 3/8” x 5 7/8”, and the Red card stock is 1 ½” x 4 7/8”.  I used part of the scrap from the Kraft card stock to punch mini scallop borders and the oval backing the sentiment. 

This card was inspired by and entered in the following challenges:
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10 comments:

  1. Nice use of the challenge colors......very pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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    1. Great colors to work with! Thank you!

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  2. That felted paper is really pretty. What a beautiful sympathy card that would being comfort to anyone who receives it. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

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    1. The sketch fit the size of the sentiment perfectly, thanks for the opportunity!

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  3. What a beautiful card! The felted paper is so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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    1. It is fun to use supplies that have been "well aged" like the felted paper, yet are timeless!

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  4. I'm sure the recipient will be uplifted by your beautiful card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  5. that is such a sweet sentiment. I love it so much. Such a great card for the challenge! Thanks for playing at Paper Wings Productions!

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    1. Thank you, I will be back to Paper Wings!

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