Sunday, 10 April 2016

Scalloped sympathy

I don't like to make sympathy cards, because of  the occasion they imply, but it's always as well to have one to hand, or a few ideas for making very quick ones, as they are usually the kind of things one can't plan ahead for. I keep my sympathy cards CAS and stick to colours of purples, black and sometimes grey, with a theme of flowers and/or butterflies.

This card uses an old Penny Black stamp called Quite Dandy (although those can't be dandelion clocks, the leaves are all wrong) and a butterfly from an Indigo Blu set that was a magazine freebie. I stamped it all with purple ink and used a scalloped square Nestabilities die to die cut a mat for it. The sentiment is a La Pashe "easy-peely" one.

I am sharing this with

Allsorts Challenge - Purple Passion
Dies R Us - Use Scallops
Just Add Ink - Just add Sympathy
Creative With Stamps - Butterfly  


Darlene said...

OH very pretty Jane! Sure to bring comfort! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Scallops’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Liz said...

Beautiful, Jane, lovely stamps. A perfect sympathy card. xx

Cara said...

A perfect expression of sympathy. Lovely. Cara x

brenda said...

A beautiful purple creation Jane and just perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Maria said...

Such a lovely card with the lovely scalloped die frame! And, sweet pretty butterfly! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for this month for the 'Scallop' Challenge! Please come back soon!

Eunice von creative clutter box said...

Beautiful card - very elegant!
Thanks for joining our challenge at "Creative with Stamps",
Eunice (DT)

Helen F. said...

Your Sympathy card is very peaceful, Jane. I love the simple design and colors used here.
Thanks so much for playing along with Creative With Stamps first challenge.

KimB said...

Keeping it simple works wonderfully for sympathy cards I love how you kept your image to black and white and added in some colour and detail with the scallops. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Lilian said...

Beautiful sympathy card! Love the neutral colors...
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
The Leaf Studio

Tina said...

I agree - I don't like making sympathy cards at the time they are needed, so it's great to have some on hand. I love that you've kept the colours simple, and the flower stamp is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining my purple theme at allsorts Tracy x

Brawny x said...

Fabulous cardvx