Friday, May 31, 2013

Peace in Purple

I needed a sympathy card for a sweet friend because her mother just passed away. I kept this card sweet and simple and hopefully this will give her a little comfort in the days to come.

I started by cutting the Honey Blossom Frame from white cardstock. This piece was set aside while I pulled out the gorgeous newSecret Garden 6x6 paper pad. I die cut the purple script paper with the Debutante Frame (this matches the Honey Blossom Frame perfectly) and then adhered this to a layer of the solid purple paper from the Secret Garden paper pad. The white Honey Blossom Frame die cut was glued directly on top of the purple script die cut.

The sentiment, from the With Sympathy stamp set (JustRite), was stamped with wisteria ink onto white cardstock. I then cut this out with one of the Lacey Circles dies (Spellbinders) and adhered it to my card with Joy Foam Pads.

It's never easy to make sympathy cards, but it's nice to let people know you are thinking of them. This card will be easy to recreate with different papers and different color combos. It's always a good idea to make several to have on hand for those unexpected times when you need a sympathy card.

Please feel free to use this code, Holly-10, when you go shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You'll save 10% off your entire order, so have fun stocking up on papers, stamps, dies, and embellishments.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Inky Linky 17 - Anything Goes
Inkspirational #22 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #82 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #21 - To Die For (use dies)


pinky said...

What a beautiful card Holly. Thanks for joining our to die for challenge at Polka Doodles.

Kylie said...

What a beautiful purple colour. Love the die cuts! Thanks so much for playing along at Inkspirational xx

Asha said...

This is so beautiful, Holly! Love the soft calming. Thanks for joining our "To Die For" challenge at PolkaDoodles.
Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
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Karen Letchworth said...

This card is gorgeous, and I'm a big fan of purple so this is just lovely and I thank you so much for sharing with us this week. I appreciate having you share with us and look forward to seeing more of your art in future challenges.
Word Art Wednesday

Mynnette said...

This is so elegant. I'm so sorry it's for such a sad event, but I'm sure that it will bring comfort knowing that you took the time to make something so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Sharon said...

So delicate and simply said. I'm sure your friend will greatly appreciate it.
Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
Hugs, Sharon

tilly's crafts said...

lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles! Kim x