Friday, December 14, 2007

Blogger's Challenge Week #25


This week's Blogger's Challenge was to make a Sympathy card. Since I send out a lot of Sympathy cards, my practice is to make up a dozen or so at a time. I leave the insides blank and quickly stamp the sentiment when I need one.

I love the simplicity of this design. Clean and crisp comes to mind. The flowering branch from Artfully Asian is stamped on Shimmer paper and watercolored. Faith comes from a retired set...I stamped off the left side of the stamp (it normally has the long script line on both sides of the word Faith), so it now appears as the letter f is just starting. I mounted the White Shimmer cardstock on Chocolate Chip...leaving a thin border. I've used the ticket corner punch on both layers. The So Saffron piece is stamped with Sanded background in So Saffron for a tone-on-tone look. A simple knot ribbon finishes the card. The wide Chocolate Chip satin ribbon that is ON SALE now would have looked great, but I ran out! Time for me to order more...

Check out the other Blogger's for their Sympathy card creations.

Tonight is my hubby's holiday dinner party at our house. I have things mostly ready to go. Just need to finish up some last minute cleaning (my studio!) and pull the meal together. Yesterday, I baked four Pumpkin Rolls for dessert. I didn't make them last year, and I'd forgotten how long they take me! I always try to make several when I do, because I always make a big mess. lol! They are yummy, though...and worth the effort. In previous years, I've made them for neighbors and friends...they make a nice dessert, freeze well and look good when served!

14 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful card. I just love this set for sympathy cards...it's so soft and elegant. Great job!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Connie, this is a lovely card. I really really like the colour combination!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Card Connie!

Melanie S said...

How'd you get the layers so close on the main image? This is great!

Anita said...

Very nice card, Connie! I love the clean crisp look as well. Great colors!

Anita Van Hal
www.anitastamps.com

Pat Huntoon said...

Lovely, just perfect for a sympathy card.

Gerrie said...

Luv the card!

MJ said...

Nice card Connie. I really love the word faith on the front of a sympathy card. Great card.

Lila H said...

Gorgeous! this set is perfect and appropriate for sympathy messages.

Lisa Bohler said...

Yes! Crisp and clean and elegant do come to mind! Lovely!

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Connie! I like the faith sentiment for a sympathy card too.

astampingteddy said...

Your card is gorgeous. Good idea to prepare several cards ahead of time...
Claudia

tonistamps said...

Great color choice for the challenge Connie!

Lori said...

Lovely! Perfect sentiment, too.