Friday, May 29, 2015

With Sympathy

This was my first "commissioned" card ever.  One of the young guys that works for my husband passed away last weekend and my husband asked me to make a sympathy card to send to his parents.  All the guys at the job are going to sign it and I think the family will really appreciate the gesture.
It is a very close CASE of this card I had found and instantly fell in love with.  I used the same dies and most of the layers, but I added a border die for an extra bit of color and changed up the butterflies a bit.  Also, since so many people (70ish) are going to sign it, I didn't put any dimensional embellishments.  All surfaces needed to be pretty flat.  So, instead of pearls on the butterflies, I added little white dots with a gel pen.  It gives the look without any bulk.  Here is the card I CASED:
Gorgeous, isn't it?!

Challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack #90--anything goes
In the Pink #70--things with wings
DRS Designs #176--easy as 1-2-3 (I used 1 sentiment, 2 shapes {rectangle and oval} and 3 butterflies)
Penny's Paper #229--anything goes
Addicted to Stamps--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #185--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown #246--anything goes
Sentimental Sundays #260--with sympathy
One Sweet Challenge--things with wings

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI "Boutique Borders: Sympathy"
Dies/punches: Spellbinders "Radiant Rectangles"; PTI border die; Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

9 comments:

Jennifer Bradley said...

Not easy card to get right but you have done a fabulous job with you card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope you will come back and join us again soon. Jennifer DT member xx

Neets B said...

Great CASE and I like the grey accents. Great tip about the white pen as well! Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

Shelia said...

This is a lovely sympathy card. I'm certain the family will appreciate it very much. I really like the layout, color combo and the gel dots on the butterflies. I'll have to try that when I don't want to add bulk to the card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with DRS Designs.

*Vicki* said...

A really elegant and beautiful design here! Love the die cuts and your color choices! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

AJ Bodine said...

A beautiful similarity to the card you've case'd, well done. I'm sorry to hear of the occasion for which it was made though. I know the parents of this young man will be touched by this lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

AJ - DT, Sentimental Sundays

Joann Williams said...

This card is beautiful Heather. I love the colors you went with... and that sentiment is such a pretty font. Your Case'd card is better then the first I think. :)
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Ema M said...

Very pretty and elegant. Thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

Kat W said...

A sad occasion but your card is absolutely beautiful with all those gorgeous lacy layers :-)
Thanks for playing along with us at In The Pink!
Hugs, Kat x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “Anything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)