Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Flooded with Sympathy

Hi Stampers!
It seems like lately, I have needed a disturbing amount of sympathy cards.  So my stash of those are completely depleated, I think.  So, I sat down today to do a couple of challenges.  Mine - a sympathy card, Mojo Monday's sketch challenge and lastly, SCS color challenge - certainly celery, tempting turquiose and soft suede.  Here is the sketch that I started with:

Isn't that a great sketch??  It was begging for me to use some of those Kisses love notes from the Occassions Mini catalog - love them!!!! 

Here is what I came up with:

The card base is soft suede, stamped with the baroque motifs swirl.  If you are a customer of mine and you don't own this stamp set.....I have failed you!  This has to be the most versatile stamp set I own.  I layered the Kisses Love Notes with a piece of certainly celery card stock that has been stamped with Dot, Dot, Dot stamp, a single stamp also in the Occassions Mini. The horizontal panel is tempting turquoise that I tied with whisper white satin ribbon - so luxurious!!!!  And, if you are one of my club members, you will recognize the technique used on the flowers and leaves.  The flowers are from fifth avenue flowers and the leaves are from flower fancy - BOTH are on SALE this month!!!!!  I flooded the flowers with tempting turquoise and so saffron and the leaves were flooded with old olive and certainly celery.  see?

The oval panel in the center was cut with my big shot and the ovals die.  The sentiment is from teeny tiny wishes - another MUST HAVE.  I say that a lot, huh?  LOL!!!  I then accented the flowers and horizontal strip with flat backed pearls from the pretties kit.  Take a look at the dimension on this beauty......

And I just had to embellish the inside....

What do you think?  I am very pleased with how it turned out!


bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Your flowers are colored beautifully, gorgeous card!

Barb Gault, SU demo

Jade's stamproom blog said...

beautifully put together, all the elements make it an elegant beautiful card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so beautiful. Love your gorgeous flower arrangement. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday! :)