Friday, January 20, 2017

Make it Monday Sympathy

I get so sad when I have to make sympathy cards. I want it to be pretty but appropriate and I'm never sure of myself. I almost didn't add the sequins to the one card but it looked so blank it needed something. Placing them below the heart, they reminded me of teardrops. I left the centers of the hearts empty on purpose because there is a mom of my acquaintance whose heart is empty this week, one of these is going to her. Hug your family and loved ones close and tell them you love them every day.

These also made me realize I need some deeper, richer toned inks to work with on occasion so I'll be remedying that soon. My daughter likes the card with the purples and blues but I work with those colors so much I felt I needed to use a different palette, so I matched the colors in the patterned paper and added a die cut element to one.

Thanks for looking and thanks to Melissa for a nice challenge for Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #272, Masked Heart Wreaths.

Purple and blue card--Stamps (PTI): Keep It Simple: Sympathy Mini Set, Birds & Blooms Anniversary Set; Dies (PTI): Heart Prints Die Collection; Paper: PTI linen (white), black and soft stone patterned paper pack, random silver; Inks: (PTI) Spring Rain, Stormy Sea, Winter Wisteria, Amethyst Allure, Smokey Shadow, Dark Chocolate (Ranger) Weathered Wood, Other: butterfly punch.

Patterned Paper card--Stamps (PTI): Keep It Simple: Sympathy Mini Set, Birds & Blooms Anniversary Set, Borders and Corners Square set; Dies (PTI): Heart Prints Die Collection; Make It Market Nostalgic Notions; Paper: PTI linen (white), black, random patterned paper; Inks: (PTI) Smokey Shadow, Dark Chocolate, (Ranger Distress) Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, archival Jet Black; Other: butterfly punch, sequins


carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely cards. Love your choice of colors for the first card.

Marcia Hill said...

These both turned out so pretty! I love the touch of the added butterfly too...perfect for a sympathy card!

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful cards, both! Lovely idea to use the heart on sympathy cards.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

These both turned out just beautifully.

Traci M said...

Hi there, dear friend! You really should post more often...I miss seeing you! These are both so classy and elegant...I love the black and the pretty scalloped edge on the second one. Both lovely!