Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sympathy Card in Navy


A sympathy card is one of those things you wish you didn't need, but when you do it's nice to have a hand made one to give.  I like using neutral colors on a sympathy card, but I also like a little bit of color; just not anything too bright.  I love the combination of Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla.  I think it's just the right amount of color, while still subdued enough to be appropriate for the occasion.

To make this card, I created an A2 card base from Night of Navy cardstock (8.5 x 5.5 inches, folded in half).  Then I cut another panel of Night of Navy and ran it through the Big Shot with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder.  I used snail to adhere that layer directly to the card base.  The stamped panel is a piece of Very Vanilla cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches, matted on a piece of Crumb Cake that is 2.75 x 3.75 inches.  The floral image is from the Flowering Flourishes set, stamped in Crumb Cake ink.  For the ribbon ruffle, I used Crumb Cake seam binding and a piece of Sticky Strip, just gathering and sticking down the ribbon, and letting it hang off the edges of the panel a little.  The sentiment is from the retired Simply Sketched stamp set, stamped in Night of Navy ink, and the flowers are embellished with some small pearls.  I attached the focal image panel with Stampin' Dimensionals to make it pop off the embossed layer.  The inside of the card is lined with Very Vanilla, and it is blank for writing a personal message.

Today we are cleaning the house and getting ready for a cozy Thanksgiving weekend.  I love this time of year!  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, and thanks for stopping by!

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1 comment:

  1. I really like this color combo for a sympathy card. I don't think I ever would have thought to use navy, but it's so appropriate for a somber occasion such as this. Very pretty card!

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