I wanted to make a card for the widow that reflected both my sentiments and the personality of her husband. I made 2 as I was unsure of which direction I would go in.
In the first card....I went back to my quilling roots and used a technique called Combing to make a Cross out if 3mm white quilling paper.This was glued onto a textured blue piece of Bazzil CS. I then punched some hearts to make the rose in the centre, punched some leaves, added a crystal bead and a sticker sentiment. Here is the result.
For the second card, I turned to my stamps. I had seen this card on SCS and thought it could reflect a sympathy sentiment as well. The gentleman was a big fan of nature and showed strength to the very end. I started with a base of SU Ballet Blue (BB) and Night of Navy (NON). The Soft Summer set has a wattle like image which I felt was perfect. I stamped off the main image in BB (inking directly was too strong for a sympathy card) onto Very Vanilla CS and then did the outline of NON. I matted the image onto a piece of silver shimmer paper and added 3 silver brads, then onto a NON base. I also paper pierced for the first time. The sentiment was stamped in NON and is from the Heartfelt Thanks SU set. I was wrapped with the result. So much so...that this was the one that the family received.
I hope you to can find inspiration from a person's card and then see it in a slightly different way.
Thanks for dropping by and have a fantastic, inspired day.
CS: Blue Bazzil
Paper: 3mm white quilling paper, blue paper fm stash to make the rose and leaves.
Punch: CP1 Heart and Leaf
Sticker: Upkit "With Sympathy"
CS: (SU) Ballet Blue, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Stardream Silver (fm Alice's).
Ink: (SU) Ballet Blue, Night of Navy.
Stamp Sets: (SU) Soft Summer, Heartfelt Thanks.
Extras: Silver brads and SU Mat Pack.