Monday, February 17, 2014

Elegant Sympathy

It's always unfortunate when we need to pull out a sympathy card for someone we care about.  Whether it be an illness, loss of a spouse or tragic event, sympathy cards are always something we need to have on hand.  Creating a tasteful yet meaningful card can be a challenge.  Simplicity is always the key in my mind.  I like to focus on one main stamp, in this case it's the orchid from the Happy Watercolor set.  Neutral colors are always good as it can be used for our women or men friends.  The Hardwood background stamp is absolutely amazing.  I have used it on all kinds of projects and absolutely adore it.  It's a perfect backdrop to this simple, yet elegant card. 

The card stock and ink used is Baked Brown Sugar, but to color in the orchids I used our Chalk Marker.  It's a hidden gem in the Occasions Catalog.  I absolutely love it!  You can use it for so many things, but it adds such a softness to these orchids for this card.  I mounted it on a piece of our Naturals White Card Stock to continue the 'earthy' feel.  The Gold Baker's Twine adds a simple and elegant feel.  The sentiment is heat embossed with Whisper White embossing powder.
Supply List:
Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock #131296
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink #131174
Naturals White Card Stock #102316
Happy Watercolor Stamp WM# 133188 CM#133191
Petite Pairs Stamp WM# 128706 CM#122497
Chalk Marker #132133
Hardwood Stamp WM#133032  CM#133035
Gold Bakers Twine #132975
Whisper White Embossing Powder #109132
Versa Mark #102283
Heat Tool #129053
Embossing Buddy #103083

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