Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sympathy cards....

Sympathy cards are so hard for me to make. I guess that's why I always find myself making one when I need it... never seem to keep them on hand. Today a friend of ours lost a parent so I'm in need of two cards... This is the first one I made and needless to say I'll be making the other one latter.



I used CPS sketch #56 for this card and then grabbed one of my Thomas Kinkade stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. These images are perfect for sympathy cards.

I colored this with my copic markers... these images are so fun to color. Before coloring it in I stamped it on whisper white cardstock with my adirondack slate inkpad. After finishing the coloring I masked out the oval and embossed it with UTEE. The embossing powder makes the colors really pop. I then created a frame for the image with a piece of creamy caramel. I used my Fiskars finger tip craft knife to cut the center out for the frame. I really enjoyed coloring and coming up with this card... I hope it brings some comfort to my friend and their family... I'm off to try and make the other card. Have a great afternoon.

Supplies:
Stamps: The Open Gate Vignette by Thomas Kinkade stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms, Out on a Limb by Papertrey Inc
Ink: Adirondack slate, basic black craft ink, versa mark
Cardstock: Wild wasabi, groovy guava, creamy caramel, whisper white
Accessories: heat gun, UTEE powder, copic markers, gold spica glitter pen

9 comments:

Linda said...

Great use of the CPS sketch and Great use of that stamp!

kelly said...

very nice card

Charity Hassel said...

beautiful coloring. what a sweet card for a sad occasion. glad you showed us your use of the cps sketch!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty card. That stamp is perfect for a sympathy card. Great use of the CPS sketch!

Have a great evening,
~Lea

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Very very Pretty Aimee!!! Sooo nice!

Velta said...

Aimee ~ I have been browsing your site and your cards are just beautiful!!!

Marte said...

How cute cards you're making! And I love your name... My best friend having a daughter in july. The father of the baby is from America, will surely make Aimee my suggestion for the little princess' name! :)

Jackie G said...

That is a very beautiful card!! I really love that stamp!

Kerry J. said...

Oh Aimee - this is gorgeous. That stamp is perfect for a sympathy card. Great way to use the CPS sketch too!