Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sympathy Cards

I made this sympathy card a while ago and never posted it. Then a day ago someone wanted 2 sympathy cards, so I made a couple more following the basic design of this card. I used a SNSS clear stamp image called "the sea", embossing it with clear detail and coloring with a combination of Copics and sponging in the sky with assorted inks. The sentiment is from SU! and the twine is from Lawn Fawn.

This one is similar to the first, but it has an extra mat along with a different colored twine - also from Lawn Fawn.

This one has a story behind it. If you look closely between those two word window punches on the top, you'll see a big smudge of purple ink! AACK!! It pretty much ruined the whole card until I saw the Sweet Stop sketch SSS204, and then I thought I might be able to save it with a few tabs on the sides. I added a tiny piece of cording to one tab, along with 3 black mini brads, and a different SU! sympathy sentiment. Another card disaster saved :)



I'm also entering these into the Perfect Sentiments PSC73 challenge to create a sympathy/thinking of you card with the sentiment on the front.

Thanks for the visit - it's always great to see you here :) Now go have yourself a wonderful day :)

Carol

20 comments:

kren said...

I love this stamp. What is SNSS?

Di said...

Gorgeous cards Carol - love the backgrounds, just perfect scenes too. And the little tags are a stroke of genius! Well disguised indeed.

Hugs, Di xx

Donna Hanley said...

Gorgeous cards today (always). You are exceptional at those "scenes". If you hadn't mentioned the boo boo we would have never seen it, but I do love how you went about saving the card. Your great mind is always hard at work, kiddo. Enjoy the day.

JD said...

Carol, The coloring on these cards is so beautifully done! This is one of my favorite Sweet N Sassy Stamps. I have it...however, I have to confess, it has NOT touched ink yet. On my to do list...must make a card with this stamp.

Denise Price said...

Wow! Beautiful coloring on these. And I like your creative fix on the last one.

jimlynn said...

Mercy me!! These are gorgeous! Love, love, love the sponging and that really looks like real sky. So pretty.
Lynn

Kim S said...

Lovely! And accident or not, I love the word window punch!

StampTramps said...

Nice sympathy cards! Whenever I need one, I always end up with a boring flower. These are really so much nicer. Great job on all and I couldn't find the smudge.

Wendy said...

These are all beautiful, Carol! Love the scene you've created with the added twine. These will surely bring comfort & peace to the recipients!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, wow! All 3 cards are beautiful Carol. Love the fabulous colors in the background with the silhouette boat image. The twine looks great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

Alice Wertz said...

very pretty inked backgrounds. beautiful cards!

Dixie Cochran said...

I love these cards! Good save on the last one too! Your colors are perfect for the image and the sentiment. Just lovely!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol! These are all soo Beautiful!! Love the Gorgeous Sunset skies and never would have guessed there was a smudge. 8-) Such a Beautiful serene scene, one of my Favorite SNSS stamps! I am sure these will bring comfort.

Big hugs
Shannon

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have been pulling some real magic out of your hat, the last few days! The colors are just brilliant.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from Perfect Sentiments where I saw yoiur card & entered a card of mine. Like how you colored the scene you created. Like the creativity & mishap that made for a nice addition to a card with the tabs.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneybBee"

Benzi said...

These scenes couldn't be more beautiful. I really like the tabs and would have never known there was a disaster there. These are perfect sympathy cards.

Cathymac said...

Each card is gorgeous, Carol! And isn't it amazing how a smudge can be so beautifully repaired...one would never know! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

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Paula Bee said...

What gorgeous cards! That image is just beautiful and they all look amazing! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!!

internetexplorer said...

Been browsing for some nice sympathy card messages or just any words to uplift and comfort people who are downhearted. I felt happy to have found this inspirational page of yours. These words are very nice. Thanks and keep sharing :)