Tuesday, February 8, 2011

With Sympathy

I needed to make two sympathy cards today. One for a co-worker who lost her dad and one for my husband's co-worker who lost his mom. They are never my favourite type of cards to make, so I find I keep them rather simple. I made a oval using the largest oval Nestabilitie that I had in some scrap paper and used it as a mask to make the background. I used a combination of Going Grey ink and Basic Black ink with a sponge to create the smokey background. I also masked the bottom 1/3 of the oval with another scrap of paper to create the horizon line. I then stamped the trees from Stampin' Up's "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set, in Basic Black. I finished of the card with some black organza ribbon and a simple with sympathy stamp.

Here is the inside of the card. 

I was able to enter my card at the ABC Challenge blog. Their theme this week was N is for Neutrals, it also worked for last weeks theme N is for Nesties too!



  1. Very classy, simple and perfect for a sympathy card. They are always difficult to do. I love how you masked the image area.

  2. Gorgeous, I love how simple it is...and how you did the inking in the oval.

  3. A simple and elegant card, just right for a sympathy. Great use of masking and shading. Thanks for joining us at ABC challenge.
    Hugs Suzanne x

  4. sensational card, the sillotte trees are fab - thank you so much for joining us this week on ABC

    Vicky x

  5. Such a sweet & elegant card! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week!

  6. Wau-todella kaunis ja tyylikäs kortti!
    tykkään paljon!
    Kiitos osallistumisestasi ABC-haasteeseen!
    Aurinkoista päivää sinulle !

  7. You did a wonderful job with a very difficult type of card. It is elegant and simple.