Saturday, March 23, 2013

With Sympathy

My aunt had asked for a few sympathy cards to keep in her stash, and I never really know which direction to go in.  I thought I'd use The Play Date Cafe: Amethyst, Emerald and Peridot to help create a card.  I sooo love this color combination!

I knew I wanted an amethyst colored card base, but wasn't sure how to get the other colors on such a deep card base.  Found out that stamping on vellum and layering on the card base really brings out the ink colors!  Added some peridot colored twine and silver heat embossed the sentiment.  Stamp set is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps Tickle My Fancy.

Here's the color story below...

Beautiful... isn't it?!?


  1. Love the vellum, Niki! It works so well as a feather, and just perfect for a sympathy card. The overlapping is great!

  2. I love that color combination too. Your sympathy card is rich but quiet...perfect to convey the feeling. Having a stash of sympathy cards is a good idea because usually there is such a short time to prepare for the sad event.

  3. Perfect for a sympathy card. I love the vellum!

  4. Very pretty! Love the feathers! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

  5. How gorgeous and simple. Perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!


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