Friday 10 January 2020

With Sympathy

I needed a sympathy card, not always an easy one to create.  I usually use muted colours for that type of card, but this time I decided to go brighter and celebrate the life well lived.
I haven't played with this stencil from Altenew for so long, so it was time.

So onto my card details.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and masked the edges as I wanted a crisp white border.  The stencil I used is a 2-part, so I placed the first one down and rubbed some Carved Pumpkin DOX ink over the top.  I removed that stencil and positioned the over lay (it adds the flower petal details) stencil on top and rubbed it with some Fired Brick DOX ink.  These 2 colours looked great together.
I dried the piece then placed it into my Misti to stamp the sentiment.  
I removed the mask and doodled in a framed line.
I mounted the piece onto a contrasting piece of brown cardstock then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studios)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); brown cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); fine line marker; stencil brush; Layered Dahlia (Altenew)


Lori m said...

Very pretty...I struggle with sympathy cards so often, you've knocked it out of the park with you beautiful card. Hugs, Lori m

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

The stenciling works well as a background for your sympathy sentiment. This is lovely.

cuilliesocks said...

Just lovely Karen, and I think the brighter colours work so well, I love the font of the sentiment, Kate x

I Card Everyone said...

A lovely card, and really wonderful thought behind your color choices, Karen!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and I love the colors of the flower.

Susan said...

I don't have any 2-part stencils - they look really neat! Love the colours you used and the doodled edges.

Bonnie said...

A true celebration of a life well lived, Karen! Love the two color stenciling!

Christine Alexander said...

I need to pull out my 2 part stencil, this looks amazing. Love the card Karen :)

nancy littrell said...

Your card is so beautiful and will be so appreciated by your friends loved ones. Gorgeous colors and design. TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

Muted tones are the usual on a sympathy card, but I must admit that I did appreciate some of the more brightly coloured cards I received - this is fabulous Karen - love it!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A SUPER card, love the idea of a celebration card.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

The bright colours are so perfect to celebrate a life well lived Karen x. Stunning effect with the stencilling too x.

Viv said...

Never easy to make are they Karen, beautiful card though , love the Autumn colours too ;) hugs Viv xx

Loll said...

This is a really beautiful card Karen. The family will appreciate that you make something special for them during their time of grief. xx