Friday, October 21, 2011

With Deepest Sympathy

I don't enjoy the occasions that call for sympathy cards, so while this card was a lot of fun to make - the circumstances surrounding it were not fun at all.
I got the inspiration for this card from Kittie Kraft's blog and the following card:
I just love the way she uses the Martha Stewart branch punch and had to try my hand at it.  While mine is not quite as perfect as her's, I was pretty please with how it turned out.
Here's a close up of the bottom of my card:
And those flowers in the pitcher:
You'll also notice I did some doodling around the edges of the card -- it just looked like it "needed" something and being the "pile it on" crafter that I am I had to fill up that "plain" space.
For the inside I lightened the cover image and printed a poem over-top that Abby posted on her blog sometime back.
Supplies Used:
  • Digital image from Digi Web Studio
    • they're having an awesome sale right now -- over 2,000 sets for $1 a piece!
  • Martha Stewart Branch Punch
  • Black Marker
    • the center of the light colored flowers
  • Liquid Pearls
    • the center of the dark purple flowers
  • White/Green/Purple colored pencils
    • borders
  • Black Felt tip pen
    • faux stitching
  • Purple Ribbon
  • Fiskars Border punch
    • the tiny flowers


Christa said...

You did a great job! There's a lot of detail in that card!

Pamela said...

I just love this. I saw it right before mom and I went to Michaels. I wanted the birds on a wire and they didn't have it so I bought the branch one. Can't wait to try it out tomorrow -- we're "carding" all day.