Today I am joining in on Freshly Made Sketches #541:
I needed to make a Sympathy card and while they are not always the most fun to create they are needed (sadly).
So I started out with the first card below and wasn't sure if it was a bit much for a Sympathy card so I created a second card. Tell me which is your favorite & which you think is most appropriate for a Sympathy card.
Next Layer Bashful Blue - Retired SU color (which I really miss) that I embossed with Birds & Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Next I layered a strip of Night of Navy cs and a strip of Bashful blue with a tiny piece of designer paper (Paper Studio) - I also distressed the edges of the Navy piece. I glued down a piece of the designer paper on white card stock and cut the heart die and also the bird die wing out. The main bird was bashful blue. I also used a rectangle die for the first time from Sizzix. I cut that out in white and used the negative piece from Night of Navy. The banner was cut with fishtail die (MFT) and the sentiment is from SU - Heal Your Heart stamp set. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink on that.
Embossed Layer - Basic White
Heart Die & Rectangle Die - Night of Navy cs
Multicolor deisgner paper - Paper Studio.
Other: Foam Tape
Baby Blue Stickles for the centers of the 3 flowers.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Stock for the strip across the card.Textured Piece of Navy Card
Entering in for NBUS #39 as well since I used New Dies on these cards.
There you have it. 2 cards using the same colors, dies & stamps.
Which one is your favorite?