Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thoughts and prayers

Hello! Sympathy cards are really challenging for me. I usually end up buying them, but it seems like I've needed a lot of them lately. I got my inspiration from the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast this week. The sentiment is from a Clear set over at Sweet 'n Sassy stamps, called Springtime Tulips. It's very popular right now to stamp your sentiment on a nestability shape and use it as your focal point. I think the monochromatic flowers accentuate the sentiment very nicely. And, yes, that is the same Sizzix embossing folder that I used in the last post. I've been running them through my Grand Calibur and, WOW, does it ever make a deep impression! My flowers and leaves are various punches from River Rock with the leaves sponged with a bit of Certainly Celery.
Here's the link to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog for daily inspiration from the great design team! Thanks for coming by today! Wishing you great things today!

Hugs, Cheryl

15 comments:

Bellaidea said...

very nice, I like colors!

Bellaidea said...
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Bellaidea said...

very nice, I like colors!

Debbie said...

Beautifyul sympathy card, I end up buying them myself..

Hugs
Debbie

croppixie said...

This is a very lovely sympathy card. I'm the same way, they are very hard for me to make. I think I've only ever managed to make 1 in the 4 years I've been stamping.

Marja Rolfes said...

Again a beautiful card! I like the embossed background and recognized it from last post! It looks very good. It makes a good sympathy card!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

ellabella said...

Simply beautiful, love the style of the card! janine

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, Your card is very pretty. I too find sympathy cards to be quite a challenge & end up buying them. Your card has given me new hope in mastering this. Hope you are having a wonderful day, Nancy

Linda Palmer said...

I love this card. It is a fabulous sympanthy card. I want to know the name of the embossing folder or brand. It is beautiful and I can see so many uses for it.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx

Gina L said...

Beautiful card, Cheryl. It's so elegant. I love the flowers and branches/leaves.

Sherri said...

Beautiful card. Simple, but very effective. Love the flowers!

Toni K said...

Gorgeous card. Perfect sympathy card.

Clare Curcio said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Would make a wonderful Mother's Day card, too!

Sandy said...

Cheryl - this is simple and elegant -- understated to perfection!
Sandy

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