Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sympathy Card - Seashell theme

A dear friend of mine recently lost her mother and I wanted to make her a nice card. I was trying to find a good sentiment and found this one in the Hallmark Card software program that my friend Linda, aka LGuild, shared with me. I knew there had to be a nice cut on a cartridge of a seashell and I was able to find this one on Dreams Come True.


Supplies Used -
Disney Princess Dreams Come True
Stamp Up cardstock
Patterned Paper - various
1/2" circle punch
Signo Um 153 white gel pen
Cat Eye Inks
Microsoft Word
Perfect Layers

The card is an A6 size *okie always has a hard time remembering exactly what size that is* and I think that means it is 4.5" x 6.25". 




The sentiment reads "Seashells remind us that each passing life leaves something beautiful behind" and the inside says "May beauty live on in your memories and bring you peace".

I used Microsoft word to print the sentiment. For the front I cut close to the sentiment and then used Perfect Layers to get the mat shadow. I had a few scraps of the large mat from the front so I added a strip at the bottom of the card for the inside.



Since the theme was seashell and pearl I thought it was good to use a shimmery paper. I can't remember what the paper is, but it is some I got in a pack at Big Lots some time ago. I used Mica Stardream to punch out for the pearl and then just added a little highlight with the white gel pen.


I inked around the edges of the pink for some depth and plus, as you know, I can't NOT ink *okie still swears it is an addiction/disease at this point*. On the shell base I used the ink pad at an angle to get get the curved shadows to go up on the shell *okie re-reads that to see if that makes sense and decides it probably doesn't but isn't sure how to write it to make it more clear*.

I really like the simple elegance of this card. I find it hard to make sympathy cards because it's sometimes difficult to find a cut to go with a nice sentiment. I think this one just seemed to be perfect.

6 comments:

  1. I really like the way that turned out. The oyster with the pearl in it is perfect.

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  2. Beautiful card, love the sentiment!

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  3. Perfect sentiment and cut to go with it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful and helpful creation!!!

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  4. Amysangels2 ~ Amy P.November 2, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    Beautiful. Very touching. Love it.

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  5. Love this card. The sentiment is just perfect. Smooches... Felicia

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