Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sympathy card/Just Us Girls Challenge

I spotted the sketch challenge over at Just Us Girls - JUGS65, and knew it would work for the sympathy card I wanted to make today.  Their sketches are such a great starting point for a card!  I made two sympathy cards today and on both, I decided to let my flowers be the focal point...I put my sentiment on the inside of the cards.

Here's the sketch that the team provided this week:

And, here is my interpretation of the sketch:
I'm using this hydrangea stamp a lot, lately.  It's from Stampin' Up's "Because I Care" set.  I used the same image a few days ago, for another challenge card.  This time I inked the stamp with my Bashful Blue stamp pad, then added some color variation to the flower by swiping my Concord Crush marker across the bloom, randomly, before I stamped the image onto my cardstock.  Then, I ran the cs through the lattice embossing folder to add more texture to my card.  I LOVE this's the Concord crush, edged in white.  So pretty, don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope the new year will bring everyone good health and good times spent with family and friends. 

2010 was a difficult year for my husband's family, with the loss of our nephew Matthew, so I'm praying for healing and strength for all of us.  And, I'm so thankful that we have each other to lean on.  The only thing more important than our faith in God.

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Card recipe:
CS: concord crush, confetti white, bashful blue (SU)
Ink: concord crush, bashful blue (SU)
DSP: patterns stack, in color (SU)
Stamps: because i care, God's blessings (used for the verse inside the card) SU
Other: concord crush ribbon (SU), border punch (MS), lattice embossing folder (Sizzix, from SU), blue gems (Recollections)


  1. What a stunning card! I do love that image and completely see why you've been using it a lot :) It's so lovely! The color palette is fabulous - I do love purple! The embossing folder is so pretty too. Wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!
    Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011!

  2. Susie, I don't know what it is but I think thse colors are PERFECT for a sympathy card. LOVE the hydrangia and LOVE how you embossed the paper after stamping the image. I also have that FAB ribbon on my wish list!

  3. This is such a lovely sympathy card! That textured back ground is awesome, I love the feel it gives to your card! Gab job with the sketch!

    Thanks for getting sketchy with JUGS this week!


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