I know it has been quite some time since I have posted but there has been a lot going on here in my life - both good and bad. But, I'm happy to be back and to be able to feel like getting in my craft room again.
Tonight I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend of mine who lost her husband just last week. I don't believe in having sympathy cards on hand as I am a little superstitious and believe it is bad luck. But, at the same time, I really dislike making them - don't we all?
I decided that I would combine a few challenges tonight to make my card. The first is Colour Me...! This week is the special 5th week of the month which leaves us being "Creative" and choosing up to 5 colours to use in our card or project.
I decided to use the colours over at Pals Paper Arts for this card. This week they are combining Real Red, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake. I thought that although these colours usually strike me as a happy colour set, that they could also be used for a Sympathy Card to try to bring a little sunshine into a very sad time.
Finally, I decided to combine the colours with the sketch challenge over at Just Us Girls for this week. I really liked the clean lines of this sketch and had ideas pop in my head right away. This is a challenge that I've never played with before so it is nice to enter somewhere new.
I used one of my favourite stamp sets for this card - Simply Sketched. I am really disappointed to see this one retire and I haven't decided if I will be letting this one go or not. We'll see...
And here is my card for tonight:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Fresh Prints DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red. Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched
Tools/Techniques: Basic pearls, Sponging, Envelope Punch Board (to round the corners)
I'll post about the Stampin' Up! 2014 Annual Catalog Premiere later this week and post a few photos to go along with it. It was a great event!
Thanks for dropping by!