Thursday, March 4, 2010

Serene Sympathy





It's my first time joining in Becky Oheler's Challenges...using a video and giving specific matting and colors. The goal for me is to use my Papertrey Ink stamps and find easier card formats to put together a card more quickly with less fuss and still have the impact I desire. So, I made this with a PTI set and used versamark ink and white pearl embossing powder. A happy "mistake" is there was some enchanted evening blue ink on my leaf that hadn't all been cleaned off before I stamped in the versamark...giving subltle blue hues and sheen to the leaves. The top was scored twice and a simple cream taffeta ribbon tied for ease of mailing. The ribbon was supposed to be blue but I didn't have any which matched, even with my copics to color, so I just kept with simple cream. The combination is stunning, enchanted evening and soft stone cardstock...I love it!!
Tell me, what do you think of this as a sympathy card...would you prefer the colors be lighter for the base and more embellishment? I am beginning a swap and need to make quite a few sympathy cards...so I would appreciate your thoughts on this.
Thanks for stopping by...have a blessed day!

10 comments:

  1. This is the perfect sympathy card.. I love the base color.. It is such a great hue.. Your happy mistake looks terrific.. Those never come my way. :) Terrific job.. Hope your having a great week... I am ready for some relaxation this weekend..hugs.

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  2. I like all your cards! It's so hard for my to make sympathy cards, I may just have to make myself make a few like these so I have them.

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  3. And nice new blog background!

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  4. Fabulous sympathy card Traci! And I can feel a CASE coming on because I finally have that leaves set coming in the mail. I don't see a mistake, I see a wonderful card!

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  5. This is a beautifully done sympathy card Traci. Perfect!

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  6. Gorgeous, Traci! I love the shine on the leaves. This is so elegant, my friend.

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  7. This card is so elegant. I have only just started with the embossing, but just love it.

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  8. Such a soft, pretty card! Great job on this challenge!

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  9. Beautiful! I love this.....very soft and perfect for a sympathy occasion.

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