Sunday, May 27, 2018

Scripty Sayings - Sympathy Card

Hi there crafty friends,

I made a sympathy card today for a very special person.  I don't usually like making sympathy cards for obvious reasons but I do try to make them as pretty as I can because I would rather get a card in happy colors than in black, brown, neutral colors.  I used to make all my sympathy cards in those dark colors.  What do you use for yours?  I'd love to know.

I used this beautiful stamp from Gina K Designs called Heartfelt Hydrangea, stamping with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Xpress It Blending Card paper and colored with Copic Markers. In the centers of the flowers I used Nuvo Drops in Sherbert Shimmer. It's a beautiful glitter pink color. 

I did this particular layout because I wanted the flowers to look framed so I put a scalloped stitched die frame around it from Gina Marie Designs.  

The sentiment is stamped with Onyx Black Versafine Ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder from Brutus Monroe called Icicle. The stamp set is from Gina K Designs called Scripty Sayings.  I put ink only on the words to make it fit where I wanted it to go.  The green polka dot paper is patterned paper I had in my stash.  

I hope you liked my card today.  Oh, my husband brought it to my attention that I didn't center it right lol.  I do normally center my cards but, I don't know, today I felt like I wanted to offset it.  I think it looks great this way.  What do you think?  

I hope I inspired you to try using brighter colors on your sympathy cards.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! 



Judy Inukai said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring is wonderful and I think it's a great sympathy card. I also like the offset focal image. I've been trying to use brighter colors when I make a sympathy card. This inspires me to do it even more.

Regina Cooper said...

Hi Judy,
Thank you for your comment. I like brighter colors and I think you can't go wrong with flowers, trees, etc., don't you agree?

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so gorgeous with the pretty coloring.

Arlene said...

Love your card Regina! I've previously done my Sympathy cards in darker colors. But lately I feel they should be brighter. If I was the one receiving it, a card with flowers and brighter colors would be a highlight and different than the norm.