Once again I forgot to write the post after I uploaded the pictures! Thank goodness I'm able to go back and edit.
One type of card I don't make a lot of is sympathy cards. I think it is because I remember when my parents died we received cards and I read who sent it but never paid much attention to the card. They all seem to be the same, very monochromatic very neutral...just pretty much bland. If we are to rejoice a life then why are the colors so bland? For this card, which I did make 6 of because I needed 2 right away, I decided to go with brighter colors. I also made this card much larger than what I usually make and it was a bit of a challenge for me but I really liked how it turned out. I need to start making some larger cards because my friend Linda got me a deal on some A9 envelopes, which you use a full sheet of cardstock for one card.
The paper is American Craft Botanique. The following Stampin Up stamps were used: Simply Sketched sentiment, Petite Petals, Flower Shoppe, Mixed Blossom, along with their coordinating punches. I used the Stampin Up Bird punch for leaves and the oval frame was cut with my Pazzles.
I'll try to remember to finish writing my posts after uploading the pictures but I can't make any promises...after all, y'all know I got a squirrel problem!
Such a beautiful card!!!ReplyDelete
You are so right, I love this card and I will try to make these cards a little more upbeat! TFS HugsReplyDelete
This is a beautiful card. I love all of the patterned papers, flowers and stitching. It is bright and cheery. I'm glad you posted this because I just made a sympathy card yesterday and after I was finished I was thinking to myself "This sure is bright! Are you sure it's a sympathy card?" Your post allowed me to put it in the mail with confidence.ReplyDelete