Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sympathy Sketch

Sadly, I have a Sympathy card to share today. I have needed more of these lately. I never really know how to make one---I don't want it to be "cute"---I'm never really satisfied with my sympathy cards, but I don't think people in mourning are paying as much attention to the card as they are the words you write---or even just that you THOUGHT of them.

I used Jen's Sketch For You to Try from last Saturday, September 6. You can find the sketch here. And I also used the First Fruits set for the embellisment and the sentiment is from Out on a Limb Sentiments ; both from Papertrey Ink.

I stamped the sentiment and embellishment with Dark Chocolate and then with Versamark. Then I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I used patterened paper from the First Fruits collection. It coordinates beautifully with the stamp set. I love the colors of fall and this paper is scrumptious~(can paper BE scrumptious?)

I tied a piece of dark chocolate satin around the piece of Summer Sunrise cardstock and used the slot punch to bring the ribbon through the patterned paper and tied a knot. This sketch was fun---Jen's having a blog candy offer---might I say, a REALLY COOL blog candy offer on that sketch post I sent you to until this Saturday. Check it out and maybe play along on the sketch! (If you win you have to thank me! ;} )

I cut a piece of white cardstock and stamped it and placed it inside the card for my words. I don't do this often, but on dark cardstock, I try to just because it's easier than getting my white pen to actually write like I want it to!

On another note---my classroom at school is almost ready---YEA!!! , well, I should say, it's almost ready for me to get into it and GET it ready!! (I've been teaching room to room off of a rolling cart while we waited for our new modular unit to be ready to occupy.) I'm supposed to have students in there for the first day on Monday---so, I'll be busy for the next few days trying to get my room ready! YIPPEE!

Enjoy your day~

Stuff I used:
First Fruits, Out on a Limb Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Stamper's Select White cardstock, First Fruits PP, (PTI), Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive cardstock (SU!)
Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise (PTI), Pumpkin Pie (SU!) Versamark
corner rounder punch, slot punch, dimensionals, (SU!), nestabilities (Spellbinders),
embossing powder (Ranger) Heat tool (Marvy)


Kathryn said...

Beautiful card -- Love the colors and design! :)

Carolyn King said...

beautiful card---sorry that you needed a sympathy card though.

Great news about your classroom--i bet it will be great to not have to rely on a rolling cart anymore!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful card, love everything about First Fruits, it is a very versatile set.