Monday, January 16, 2012

Blue & White Sympathy Card

Hello everyone!  Today I made a sympathy card, and I always find it difficult to make a card like this.  I'm not giving this to anyone (luckily no one needs it right now), but it is nice to have these on hand when you need it.  This card is going to be entered into a few challenges...  Two of the challenges are actually using the same exact photo for inspiration!!!  How cool is that! 

Perfect Sentiments- sympathy card using the photo for inspiration
Cooking with Cricut- photo inspiration
Die Cuttin' Divas- blue, silver, and white
Mojo Monday- card sketch
Made Especially For You- use three ribbons
Moxie Fab World- use embossing

A2 sized card
Graphically Speaking- tree cut at 2.53"
Mini Monograms- scalloped circle cut at 3.12", blue circle cut at 3.24"
50 States- bird cut at .61"
Cuttlebug- forest branches, swiss dots
Paper Trey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages stamp set
Paper Trey Ink- ribbon (the white line is another ribbon)

Hope everyone is enjoying their Monday!  I know I sure am enjoying my 3-day weekend!  :)


Linda said...

This card is beautiful. You did a fantastic job. Love it.


jan farnworth said...

you did a great job using the sketch and the inspiration thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

Ashley said...

Wow, this card is absolutely gorgeous, I love your take on the sketch! :) Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment AND playing along with us at Made Especially For You!


Adrian said...

Very pretty, love the color combo!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card Amy!! Love the paper combo. Very pretty design:)
Sherrie K

Maribel said...

I love this color combo. I agree, I also have an extremely difficult time making sympathy cards. Great way to use this sketch.

Rachel said...

very sweet card, and that little birdy is great. I love making extra cards to have on hand!

Amy said...

What a pretty card for a sad occasion- it's very elegant- great job! :)Amy

Pat N. said...

Amy, I think your card is beautiful! Terrific job; thanks for playing along with Die Cuttin' Divas!--Pat N.

Jennipher said...

Love the black tree with the lone birdie. Nicely done. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment and also the Die Cuttin Divas.

Cre8tiveVet said...

I love how the black pops off of the card! Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the color combo & embossing.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Brenda said...

Awesome job on combining both these challenges! I love the colors in the challange pic and your card, so striking and beautiful!! The challenge sketch worked so perfectly for your card as well. Great job!!

Nita said...

This is just lovely Amy. I love how you used the colours and the tree from the photo and created something so serene and comforting. The perfect Sympathy card. Well done. :)

Thanks so much for linking up with CWC this week.


Beckie said...

LOVE your card. I love those colors. Thanks for playing along at ME4Y!

Be blessed, Beckie

Jessica Pascarella said...

Stunning card! I love the entire design! Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment!

krcmasterpiece said...

The wood background really fits well with the tree. The colors are perfect together. I'm so glad you entered the challenge @ Perfect Sentiments!

Sarah Bennett said...

Great take on the challenge. I love that little bird in the tree. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

Holly Gagnon said...

Gorgeous card...thanks for linking with CWC. Holly CWC DT

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! I love the color choice - you can really see the inspiration behind it :) Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut this week :)

Karen H said...

Amazing job as always, my dear friend. Your creativity (and execution of every idea) is superb! It's always a joy to see what you've been up to. :o) Gorgeous card for a tough subject to craft! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Larelyn said...

Oh, this is a beautiful card. wonderful, clean lines and a perfect diecut. I love the embossing. Thanks for sharing at CWC.

DIANA L. said...

This came out so beautiful Love it and a great sympathy card to.

Margaret said...

Your card is so beautiful. Love that sketch you used and all your papers are awesome together. Great job. Thanks for joining us a Perfect Sentiments.

Kemma said...

I really like your interpretation of the inspirational photo, this turned out really well! Tremendous
Thanks for sharing!
-Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team

Jill said...

Love this card! Nice and clean! Smiles, Jill CWC DT member

Jen said...

Lovely card, Amy! I love the addition of the little bluebird.

Madison at has a call out for sympathy cards for her "I Feel the Love" Project if you're interested. This month's recipients lost one of their infant twins and Madison is collecting cards to send to them.

Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats! Just came from Perfect Sentiments Ch site & saw you made the top 3 with this wonderful Sympathy card.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"