Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday

I find the hardest thing about making sympathy cards is finding the appropriate image and sentiment.  It's one of the hardest cards to write as well, for often I struggle to find the right words to say.  So, it was very helpful that Dawn McVey's video gave tips and pointers on creating sympathy cards. 

Here's my attempt for a simple sympathy card:

I decided to use soft colours and a really simple design for the card.  I used a combination of 2 stamp sets, Year of Flowers, Violet and Carnations for the card.  The violet was coloured using copic markers (Y11, Y15, RV00, RV02, RV04) and its leaves (YG03, YG11, YG91, YG93, YG95).  I did some white faux stitches to frame the border and then added a score line just below the faux stitches with Scor-buddy.

I'd love to hear what you think of the card. Thanks!

Take care.

Stamps : Papertrey Ink Year of Flower : Violet & Carnations
Paper : PTI Kraft cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness
Ink : Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers


AJ said...

adorable!! LOVE it! :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wow, Kary! This is just perfect for the card you made, this will uplift someone, but it's not flashy, it's stylish and that's just perfect! I love it!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Glenda J said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great work.

MaxineD said...

Lovely card for a difficult occasion - I tend to go for a more simple 'look' for sympathy cards too.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning, Kary! WOW, those beautiful colours really pop off the kraft and I love the scored border. It's great that you kept the design simple because I think that's best when it comes to sympathy cards.

Luv 2 Create said...

This is the perfect sympathy card. Simple yet elegant. Love your coloring and faux stitching.

Carolina said...

Oh Kary this is just so beautiful! Love the way the colors pop against the kraft card base!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Just beautiful. That flower is so striking!

Joanne Gilch said...

Kary, wonderful sympathy card. Your flower and leaves are beautifully 'painted'. Your 'stitching' looks flawless and yes, it's always hard to find the right words to send comfort to a friend enduring the loss of a loved one. Hugs, joanne

lynn said...

kary, this is SO charming--love it:)