Friday, October 29, 2010

Sympathy Card

I made this card for someone very special who's mother-in-law has very resently passed away and I'll be sending it to her in South Africa. I've used my newest digital 'Sundays Hat' and the free word art that goes with that digital.

The card is made from cardstock and one piece of it is embossed with the embossing folder 'Texile' which also had a thin layer of distress ink added to define the raised sections. Behind the transparent sentiment and along the left side I used a gold metal sheet of paper that I distressed the edges of and inked with Tim Holtz walnut stain. With the edge of my sissors I distressed the edges and stratched the design paper to create a well worn look on the block behind the front digital. (Fold paper over the edge of a table to create the cross hatching effect). Finishing touches include, ribbon, dimontis, cardboard swirls (happy day present sent with my 3 new copic pens from Zoe) and the little angel (stolen from my daughters stash).

The list of copics used:
Leaves: YG03, YG06, YG017, YG9, Y13
Flowers: E000, R20, R22, R24, R81, R83
Bible: N0, N2, N4, Y13, Y17, R24, R29, E41
Stand: Yoo, Y13, Y17, Y28, YR24
Hat: E13, E17, E19, 37, E000, R22, R24, R29, YG6, YG97

Over at Make it Crafty, Zoe has put up a fantastic sketch to use for her lastest challenge. I used her sketch to create the Sympathy card. I hope my card also qualifies for the following fantastic challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #23 (Inside of my card)
Challenge 91 - Halloween or perhaps Autumn (Colours reds, browns, gold)
Sparkly & Bright (gold metal paper strip and sentiment)


  1. Beautiful card!!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge! Good luck!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)
    (guest designer)

  2. Oh my - what a wonderfully beautiful card! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week! I so look forward to more of your creations!

  3. It's beautiful Vickie, I am sure Jen will appreciate the time you put into this card, it's really a nice gesture!

  4. A beautiful card. Im sure your friend will find great comfort in it. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

  5. Fantastic card Vickie! I'm so glad to see you playing in challenges. Your work is always so creative and beautiful. I'll try to get my card to you tomorrow. "Hugs" Carol

  6. Hi Vickie - this is such a lovely card - the image is as usual gorgeous, I love the hat (have a bit of a problem with my printer at mo as soon sorted out I will be playing) great to see you playing along with Zoe's sketch at Make It crafty.

    Huge Hugs Beccy x

  7. oh wow, this is beautiful! i love your coloring and the flourish you used in the corner element of the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us in our fun challenge at Make it Crafty!

  8. Gorgeous!! Loving this image. :) I am sure Jenn will really appreciate this card. Love ALL the layers and how you pulled this off. How cute is that flourish with the angel inside!! Great work my friend. hugs xxoo

  9. What a beautifully elegant card, you have really captured the vintage feel. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Make It Crafty.

  10. What a lovely card am sure that the card was well received. I really like the vintage feel to it. Thanks for joining in with us at Make it Crafty. Jill

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  12. (Umm... hand to get rid of my type-o! :D)
    This really is a gorgeous sympathy card - I love all the details you added, the embossing and the distressing. The colors are beautiful and your coloring is a wonderful compliments to the theme. Great interpretation of the sketch too and thanks for playing along in the challenge this week at Make it Crafty! Good luck! :D


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