Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Sympathy Card


Haven't had much time for card making the last few days. Been working with paper but not the fun kind! You'll find me under a large pile of paperwork. Boo! However I did need to carve out a few minutes to make a sympathy card. (I really need to work up a stash of cards again. I have a small stash but alas no sympathy cards. )
These are always the most difficult cards - you want the convey the proper feeling and use a suitable sentiment. I recently purchased a wonderful sentiment set by Lizzie Jones for Papertrey Ink called Words of Comfort. It has the most perfect sentiments. I paired it with one of these ferns from PTI's Meadow Greens.
As often happens with me (don't know about you) - I start off with an idea of how I want a card to look - and I end up in a completely different place. I started making what was in my head and it just wasn't working. I did want to use the Linen and Canvas Impression plate (also PTI) which gave the Vintage Cream cardstock such a beautiful texture (I think you can see it in the photo). Then I thought why not stamp directly on that? Not exactly a new idea - but sometimes the simplest idea is best.
Okay I'm off to jump back into that pile o'paperwork. Hope to take another break to make something soon. Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Tonya Jastad said...

This is lovely! That is my favorite IP plate and I don't use it nearly enough. I hear you on the direction of the cards, mine rarely go the way I had originally planned...

Marybeth said...

Oh this is so beautiful love that IP one of my favorites . Who needs stitched rectangles when you can sew your own like this.....beautiful Tracy ....

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Nice card. Well done.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Leah said...

So beautiful and serene, perfect for a sympathy card. I love that fern from Meadow Greens...I finally just ordered it! Thank for the inspiration :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is perfect, Tracy!

Charlene said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!