Thursday, September 23, 2010

With Sympathy card - Songbird Cartridge

This card is for Papertrey Paperdolls challenge from last thursday.  I was thinking this challenge would be a great opportunity to do a sympathy card because it was to use mostly white with just a pop of color.  I rarely make them until I need them, and thought it would be good to have some on hand.  I have been thinking about what I would do for the challenge.  Now, unfortunately, I need a sympathy card, which are the most challenging for me.  A very good friend's mother died from cancer tuesday night.

After struggling with the bow for what seemed like FOREVER here is what I came up with.  I hope it brings her a little comfort at this difficult time.

Sentiment frame and shadow was cut at 2 1/2".

Card Base: SU  White 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  White 4" X 5 1/4", layered on white 3 3/4" X 5"
Other Cardstock / Paper: Purely Pomegranate
Ink: SU Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive marker
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) Communique Sentiments & Life
Accessories: Cuttlebug and D'vine Swirl Embossing folder, SU Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Cricut Expression & Songbird Cartridge, dimensionals to separate white layers and for sentiment frame, SU ticket corner punch, blender pen b/c I don't have a Purely Pomengranate marker. 

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Have a great crafting day!


  1. Love the feminine bow with the swirls! I love the font on that sentiment, too!

  2. I like the embossing. It is simple yet sophisticated. I am really challenged when it comes to tying a bow. Looks good!

  3. this is so so pretty.. love it... it's the perfect amount of color!!! Love this!

  4. REALLY pretty! LOVE the color and the embossing!

  5. You did an awesome job, love the colors, embossing and the bow is perfect, your friend will love it.

  6. This is beautiful, Laurie! That single flower and all the details really give your card a peaceful feel.

  7. Beautiful card! I love the colors and embossing.

  8. This is perfect for the challenge Laurie! Love that layering on that fancy cutout....and your bow is PERFECT!!

  9. You are right, this was a perfect challenge for a sympathy card. Yours is beautiful! Love that stamp set.

  10. You captured lovely and peaceful!!! Two things most people need at a time when a sympathy card is needed!!


  11. This card is just right to be for a sympathy card. Thank you for the idea.

  12. The card is perfect. You did a great job on the bow. I struggle with bows as well. Love the sweet look of the white and burgandy.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  13. Just bought the songbird cartridge and can't wait to try out your idea.

  14. Something that I found to be very ministering to a family in such a situation, is to make some 'special' thank you cards that they can send out to those who have made an important difference during this time. (These cards are separate from the ones that the funeral home gives to the grieving family.)

    I did something such as this for my sister when her husband recently and, shall we say, very quickly left this earthly realm. I picked up some CS and a stamp set while I was visiting her and gave her the finished 'specials' along with envelopes. When I got home, I found out she needed some more which was easier because now I had my craft room at my fingertips.

    This can means SO much to a family during such a difficult time. Your card is very beautiful and I know your friend will cherish it always.

  15. Sorry you needed a sympathy card! :-( This bow is beautiful! I have been sitting on the fence about this cart...You keep inspiring me!

  16. Odd, a friends mother just died of cancer too. On Tues. As well, I'd like to do a sympathy card for him, actually I have 2 to do this week :( and don't have any ready made. Could you tell me what message went inside the card?
    Thanks for the help.....and the inspiration!

    Bye 4 now. Laura
    AKA: Papercuts

  17. This is so prettY! I love the pop of color on white! Very elegant!


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