Thursday, June 14, 2012

Inspired Stamps - Heartfelt Sympathy


This week's Inspired Stamps inspiration is DT choice.  I hardly make sympathy cards. According to the local Chinese culture, it is customary to give "White Gold" to the family of the person who passed away.  "White Gold" is a packet which contains a token sum of money and is generally given before the funeral.  However, when one can't be present, sending a card seems appropriate.

On my card, I used the floral image from Be Still Silhouettes and sentiment from Perfect Sentiments.  The card measures 7-1/4" x 3-5/8" - I folded a piece of white cardstock in half and cut it with a semi-circle reflections die.  Before stamping, I masked off the edges of the cardstock with removeable tape.  Then, I placed the silhouette stamp on a clear block and shaped the stamp to match the circular card. The image was stamped with Memento Pistachio ink, starting from the left of the card.  I discovered the large flower would cover up where I wanted to place the sentiment, so I didn't ink it when stamping it for the second and third time.  To finish off the card, I added some pearls along the edges as shown.

I hope you like this idea and the shaped card.  Please visit the Inspired Stamps blog to see the fabulous inspiration the Design Team has in store today.

Thanks for visiting me.
Kary

Products used :  Inspired Stamps sets Be Still Silhouettes & Perfect Sentiments, Neenah Solar White cardstock, Cheery Lynn Designs Reflections Boutique Mega Die - Scalloped Circle, Memento Pistachio & Rich Cocoa, Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Bronze.

12 comments:

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Kary this is so creative I just love it!!

Becky said...

This is stunning Kary! Awesome design.

Jeanne J said...

Kary, I think sympathy cards are so hard to make. This one is beautiful and elegant! I love the shaped card and your stamping is so beautiful!

Queen Bee said...

Very lovely Kary! I love the shape and the stamping

Lindsey said...

Such a total beauty, Kary! Gorgeous design for a sympathy (or any) card.

glowegal said...

Beautiful card, Kary! I love the innovate shape, I would have never thought to fold a scalloped circle in half.

Dr. Ivy said...

What a creative shape. I love this set and your card is beautiful.

Christine Ang said...

Such a pretty card. Surely it will warm the heart of the recipient.

MaxineD said...

Wonderful card Kary - love the shape and the subdued colours.
Blessings
Maxine

Emily Keaton said...

This is beautiful, Kary! I love that unique shape for your lovely sympathy card.

By the way, it was so much fun to "bump" into you at the Unity release party over on SCS this week!!! That was my first Unity release party, too. I loved it!! Now I have to do some shopping at the sale :)

Renee said...

WOW! I don't like it, I LOVE it!!! The pearls are the perfect finishing touch, I'll be admiring this for a long time! Loved the Chinese tradition you shared with us :)

Lisa Arana said...

what a fabulous shaped card. Love how the stamping circles the edge. beautifully done.

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