Thursday, April 22, 2010

Yet Another Sketched Sympathy

Hello everyone,

I know, I know, it's another sympathy card. This one, unfortunately, is not for my stash but for a friend and colleague whose mother has just passed away. As my creativity is still not up to par I used today's Eat, Sleep, Stamp sketch to help me focus.

The paper is DCWV Far East Stack, Close To My Heart Vineyard Berry and Stampin' Up Very Vanilla. The image and sentiment are Verve Forever In Our Hearts and Thankful Accents. The focal element was cut with the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Three. The embellishments are Peggy's Pretties.

This card was extremely difficult to pull together. Not because of the topic but I'm just not feeling all that creative. I sat at my desk for the longest time to try to come up with something and it just took forever to find paper and a sentiment. If it weren't for the sketch, I don't think it would have happened tonight. I have to say I really like DCWV's Far East paper. Although I don't dislike Asian inspired material, I don't necessarily gravitate towards it however, I see tremendous possibilities in each and every sheet of this particular stack.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. WOW!!! What a gorgeous card!!! I know what you mean when your mind just goes blank sometimes! It happens to me too, I can sit at my desk for an hour or 2 and nothing will pop into my head. Then I will go to Tracy's blog and BAM!! I'll get inspiration there!!!

    Great card!!! Whoever gets it will Love it!!

  2. Ohh Gisele this is beautiful!!! Honestly I would have NO idea that your mojo wasn't in full swing. This is GREAT! Really you did an awesome job with the sketch. Give yourself a big ol' pat on the back!! Thank you for playing along with us this week.