Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Make it Monday Challenge #16- Sympathy Cards

I am supposed to be getting ready for a camping trip. Which I really don't feel like packing for. So I hopped on over to Papertrey's Make it Monday Challenge to see if I could procrastinate my packing for a more creative outlet that would ease my guilt. Did I mention that it's been raining lots over here?! Not conducive to boring old packing, that is for sure. Anyway, back to the challenge. I find it hard to make sympathy cards. I was kinda glad that this was the challenge over at PTI. I found Dawn McVey's tips very helpful when I went to make mine. She suggested flowers. I really do love PTI's Year of Flowers and so I pulled out my Sweet Pea stamp set for this card. Okay. Now what? Simple is the way to go, not cutesy or garrish. Hmmm. I think I got that.

So what I ended up with is a very simple card. I like the way this came out, too. But as a general {superstitious} rule of thumb, I don't plan on making more of these to keep on hand. Unless, of course, I have more chores that I'd rather avoid! ;)

Card deets:
Cardstock- Kraft, Lavender Moon (PTI), Vellum
Ink - Versamark, Fresh Snow (PTI), Chocolate Chip (SU)
Stamps - YOF: Sweet Pea, Think Big Fav #3, Background Basics: Textile I ( all PTI)
Other- Clear Embossing Ink (Stampendous), Brown Fine Tip Marker (MS), self adhesive pearls, PTI Edgers Die #1 and Sending You Die


  1. This is beautiful and sympathy cards are ALWAYS hard for me to do! This is just stunning. The soft color palette offers comfort. Well, I hope you have fun camping. :-) Happy to be a new follower!

  2. This card is beautiful! Love the softness.