Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Our Deepest Sympathy

Sketch # 71 over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was a fairly easy design and should not have given anyone a problem to do, but my brian is just not working well these days.I needed a card for a neighbour who recently lost her wonderful husband, and although this sketch does not appear to be one you could turn into a sympathy card, anything is possible when you  need a card in a hurry.

I wanted to keep the colors and the design very neutral given the type of card it is.Other than the base card( 5 x 7), everything came out of my scrap paper bin. The background color is Arianna Green, the dark is Chocolate, and the print is also from the Ariana paper pack(retired) from   Close to My Heart   . The Colonial White cardstock was run through the  Big Kick with a soft design that I always feel looks serene and suitable for this kind of card. I inked everything with Chocolate. The sentiment was computer generated, and I finshed it off with three antique gold Durables, also left overs.
Even though this type of card is difficult to do, especially for a freind or neighbour, when you have a great sketch to inspire you, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. 
I do hope you come join us sometime for our challenges at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, and that you make sure you use all your bits and pieces !!


  1. Very nice. I just love it when I can make a complete project using scraps!

  2. Very lovely card....so sorry about your the reason for creating the card.

  3. Lovely job with the sympathy card- these are always hard to make but I think you have done a great job.

  4. This is a very elegant and beautiful sympathy card. So sorry for your neighbors loss.

  5. Such a lovely sweet card,

  6. It's a wonderful sympathy card.