Saturday, May 21, 2011

Stampin' Up! Thanks for Caring paired with Strength and Hope makes Sympathy cards

Hi all, I know I've been absent for a little while, what with it being peak uni assignment period, my niece about to arrive (my sister has been having contractions for 3 days) and coming down with the flu, I haven't felt like crafting. I have also had news that my exchange sister, in Japan has had her grandma die this past week, so I needed to make a sympathy card to pop in the mail....
A nice, clean and simple card. Gosh I love clean and simple cards.... This is a Whisper White card base, layered with some Perfect Plum which has been punched with the Eyelet Border punch, tone on tone stamped with the flourish from Hope and Strength, and sponged in Perfect Plum. The sentiment is from Thanks for Caring, the Pear Pizzazz layer (punched with the Decorative Label) has been stamped tone on tone with the words from Strength and Hope and also sponged. The 'with Love & Caring' was coloured using my Stampin' Write markers in Perfect Plum and Baja Breeze and mounted using dimensional. I have then used my Big Shot, and Embossolits die to create some vellum butterflies. A piece of ribbon tied in a knot and a few rhinestones finish off this card. Here is a close up of my butterflies... 
I am entering this into a few challenges, the first being Less is More Butterfly challenge, the next is the CAS-ual Fridays Bling Challenge, and then finally, the Just Add Ink colour challenge. 
Well, I have to finish this assignment off in the next day or so, but after that, I should be able to get back into crafting... I have some invites to make up next week, so stay tuned for those...
Until then....
Happy Stamping!

36 comments:

Jan said...

Lovely card Jess xx Jan

Kathyk said...

A lovely card which one hopes will bring comfort to your exchange sister

Kathyk

Jo said...

This is a beautiful card Jess, very elegant. Jo x

dutchstamptramp said...

What a classy card and I love your choice of colours!

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card Jess
Love that colour combo
Thank you for entering again
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Michele Gross said...

Beautifully done :) I love that you did your butterflies in vellum-so light and delicate and makes the gems really catch the light :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sandra said...

very pretty card, love the colours, they go well together

Lynne said...

Lovely card.
Lynne xxx

StampingStace said...

I also love this colour combo & I need to get that ornamental label punch it is lush ;o)
Stacey at 8
x

kelly said...

this card is stunning, sympathy cards are so difficult but you have made it look simple! love the butterflies!
Kelly x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very pretty indeed.

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Virginia L. said...

Love the fine elements with this card, Jess! The vellum butterflies with blings are gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Rita said...

Beautiful card Jess. Hugs Rita xx

Faith A said...

one of my favourite colour combos used to perfection, lovely card

Hazel (Didos) said...

Looks great, The colours are lovely, Hazel (no25 this week on LIM)

Aileen said...

Your butterflies look so delicate. Gorgeous. x

Rosemary said...

lovely, lovely card!!

Susan said...

Pretty colors, Jess! Love the vellum butterflies!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Very pretty card Jess. Love the border punch and the butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks for playing at JAI.

Ruth M said...

Such a pretty card, the vellum butterflies add a lovely, delicate touch!

Pauline said...

Lovely colour combo, and I love those vellum butterflies.

My name is Wynneth said...

Your card is lovely and I'm sure it will bring comfort to your exchange sister.
hugs
wynneth
x

Sue said...

Lovely card. Sue.x

Julie Day said...

Love the colors used here and those vellum butterflies look so pretty with the bling :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Ruth said...

Lovely delicate butterflies.

Shobana said...

Lovely with just the right touch of color!

mustavcoffee said...

Beautiful card, hope you feel better soon:0) xxx

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Suze Bain said...

Lovely colours Jess and the butterflies are fab. xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful. Hazel from Newcastle, UK.

Jo said...

Very pretty Jess. Love all that white space and the vellum butterflies.

Hannah said...

Lovely card Jess, love the colours, they look fab, and the subtle addition of the bling :)

Reggirl said...

Looks Great Jessums... XXOO

Dana said...

Beautiful vellum butterflies. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

delysc said...

Lovely Jess. Those embossed vellum butterflies are gorgeous

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Really pretty color combo - love those vellum butterflies. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work!