Friday, April 11, 2008

With Sympathy

Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card this week to send to a friend and this is what I came up with. I knew I wanted to use this stamp from Garden Silhouettes so I flipped through some of my favorite sketches until I found one that would work. I picked sketch challenge 166. To start, I flipped my stamp over and started coloring directly on the image with my SU markers. I used Ruby Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. Be sure to "huff" on it before you stamp it down. I used the ticket corner punch and added some copper brads to dress up the corners. The background is stamped in Ruby Red with the same main image. That makes a beautiful background!!! The So Saffron is stamped with a retired Crackle background from TAC. Be sure to click on the picture for a closeup. I'm happy with how it turned out. Simple yet elegant IMO. I really love this color combo too. Happy weekend everyone!!!!!

Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Warmest Regards, Crackle (TAC, retired)
Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Ruby Red, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Other: Bashful Blue grosgrain, ticket corner punch, copper brads
Markers used: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip

5 comments:

Diane said...

Gosh this is a lovely card. I love that color combo too! TFS
Diane

Danni said...

Very nice! I hate making sympathy cards. I had to make one this week too.
How do you get your brads in your corners so nicely? Mine never work out that well.
You can email me if ya want: dannisdreams@gmail.com

Robyn said...

Beautiful with a warm feeling.

Rachel Hope said...

You hate to have to make them,...but this one sure is pretty!

Lynn said...

Kim,
Its sad when you need a sympathy card, I made two this week, both for friends that lost loved ones. This is very elegant you did a wonderful job on this, I really like the crackle back ground stamp on the one panel and the layout is fantastic!