Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sketched Sympathy

Hello everyone,

Yes, it's another sympathy card but I promise I'll make a stash of sympathy cards on the weekend that won't be posted! This card is anything but sedate and sombre. I got my latest Close To My Heart order yesterday (thanks Sue) and I just couldn't wait to dig into it. I used yesterday's Sweet Sketch Wednesday as inspiration and I'm not at all disappointed.

The patterned paper is Close To My Heart 'Grace'. The blue stripe is a scrap of Close To My Heart Autmn 'Garden'. The ribbon is Stampin' Up Soft Suede Polka-Dot grosgrain. The image is Stampin' Up Flower Factory. The sentiment is Verve Forever in Our Hearts.

This is certainly not a traditional sympathy card but I think it is still effective because the fall colour are wonderfully muted. I also had fun with the stamps. I've had the set for a while but have not been brave enough to experiment. I wish I had, because I just love how the different elements came together.

Please enjoy and come back to SPI again soon!



  1. Thanks you for joining us this week at SSW. Your card is very pretty. Love the unusual paper. The image is darling.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  2. What a sweet card. Love your fun colors and added detail. Thanks for playing along with my sketch @SSW!!!

  3. Really beautiful color combo!
    Thanks so much for joining us at SSW!

    Peace & Luv,

  4. Gisele, Great job on the sketch. I love your non tradional sympathy...the colors are great...the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for playing at SSW!

  5. A really wonderful card and a great take on this weeks sketch...thanks for playing along with us at SSW :) Donna x

  6. You know, it is a nice card because who says sympathy cards have to be dark? I like it. The paper is different but doesn't add to gloom and the stamped flower brings out the sunshine that's needed. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! ;D

  7. Pretty card! I love this paper! Thanks for joining us at SSW!!!

  8. Lovely card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    SSW DT