Monday, March 29, 2010

Not-So-Simple Sympathy Card

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Ours was very good. Of course, we watched plenty of NCAA basketball (heartbreaking losses for both XU and UK!). Megan was in a school performance of Godspell yesterday, and it was a great way to prepare for Easter!

Anyway, on to my card! I needed to make a sympathy card, and I had wanted to keep it Clean and Simple. Well, it took on a life of its own, and it wasn't so simple in the end. I ended up with layers, sewing, sponging, and embellishments -- I just couldn't help myself!

I was totally inspired by this beautiful BasicGrey Kioshi paper (FYI: It coordinates beautifully with Stampin' Up! Soft Subtles inks!). I'm happy with how well everything coordinates -- it was just one of those happy stamping moments! :)

I'm finishing up samples this week -- Previews begin Saturday! Both All That Scraps and My Favorite Things are releasing sets on Wednesday, April 7! I'm a little biased, but I think these sets are some of the cutest yet!! Kim has already posted the first Freeze Frames over on the MFT Blog so be sure to check 'em out! :)

That's all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!
Christina

Stamps: Silhouette Blooms I (Cornish Heritage Farms) Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pale Plum, Chocolate Chip (SU!) Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White (SU!), Hot Fudge (MFT) Paper: Kioshi 6x6 pad (BasicGrey) Other: Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), corner rounder, border punch, sponge, dimensionals (SU!), ribbon, braddies (MFT), sewing machine Card Size: 5.50" x 4.25"

8 comments:

Bev J. said...

Love the silhouette blooms and the pretty dp. Makes a very pretty sympathy card. tfs

Whimsey said...

Beautiful; amazing how well it all matches!!

Becky Jo said...

Very nice, pretty card! Love the colors. You did a great job. Hugs!!

Marcie S. said...

Beautiful! I love how soft and serene it is.

Jana Weaver said...

Such a beautiful card...love the softness of it all!

Alex said...

I had to laugh since you sound just like me...just one more thing and it will be done, LOL!! It turned out beautiful Christina, layers and all :-) *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

texasjodylynn said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the tip on the SS inks. :)

Denise said...

Veery beautiful Sympathy card. Love the layers.
Aloha,
Denise