Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sympathy Cards

I had a request this week to make some sympathy cards. Here's what I came up with yesterday afternoon.

This first one is my favorite -- but then I tend to be partial to purples. I used a piece of handpainted paper for the daisy background and the sentiment.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Canvas background
Colors: Lavendar Lace, Basic Black
And: Black Craft ink, clear embossing powder, brads
Handpainted paper: Reinkers, iridescent medium

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I struggled with the following card, but finally it came together once I added the Chocolate Chip panel and figured out what to do with the sentiment.

Stamps: Branch Out, Warmest Regards
Colors: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Lovely Flowers DSP
And: Modern Label punch, brads

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Here's a simple one. It was my first card of the afternoon, so I think of it as a warm-up card. :)

Stamps: Flower Lines, Warmest Regards
Colors: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
And: Ticket corner punch, Wide Oval punch, Slot punch, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon

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Here's another simple card, made with the sympathy set Close as a Memory. I'm not sure why the photo's wonky, but you get the idea.

Stamps: Close as a Memory
Colors: Pixie Pink, Garden Green
And: Big Shot, Texturz plate

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I used the Manhatten Flower embossing folder and my Big Shot to create this last card for the day.

Stamp: Warmest Regards
Colors: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White Craft ink
And: White wide organdy ribbon (retired), Flower brad


Lorie said...

They are all LOVELY! Great job!

Mary Davidson said...

Beautiful set of cards, Joyce...lovely. TFS!

kerstins blogg said...

Nice blog :)

Diane said...

All very beautiful cards Joyce! TFS

Janice Webb said...

Love your card!!!

rush8888 said...

sympathy hate to make and use them, but the recipient is so grateful. your cards are always.

christina d said...

Your card are beautiful, even for a sad occasion. My fav, of course is the rose. I d like tham all!

Carey said...

Oh these are wonderful. It is great to have something to greab when you need it. If it is ok I may CASE some of these. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carey from LNStampers
pedstamper at sbc global dot net

Joyce Spear said...

Carey, and anyone else who's wondering ~ Feel free to CASE any of these cards for your personal use. I consider it an honor!

Kim said...

They are all lovely and great cards, but my favorite is the Branch Out card