Monday, June 22, 2009

Pieced Sympathy

The Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge over at Split Coast was to do paper piecing on your card. I made 3 paper pieced layers on my flower. First I stamped it directly on the card stock - then on the lighter purple dotted designer paper, cut that out and layered it over the first stamping with foam dimensionals. Then I stamped the flower again on dark purple dotted DP and yellow dotted DP, cut out the smaller pieces and layered them over the flower.

I've been loving the drawn framings I've seen on cards lately so I tried it out here using my white gel pen. I really like how it came out.

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card this week as my good friend's FIL passed away yesterday - so that's what I made today. All the stamps are from Papertrey Ink - I love this flower that is from Friends Till the End - inside (not shown) I stamped a sentiment from the With Sympathy set "Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in love and prayer". The "With Deepest Sympathy" stamp is from Everday Classics which is not for sale but was sent to customers who purchased a certain amount of sets last year.

A few reminders about Tuesday 6/23:

It's the last day you can sign up for the Stamping Around Workshop in Farmington CT - so check that out if you are interested.

Claire Brennan at Waltzingmouse will have her wonderful Irish Heritage stamp sets available for purchase so be sure to check it out! She's been having wonderful previews for the last few days.

Remember to check out H&M Stamps - Heather is continuing her blow out sale!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: PTI: Friends Till the end, Every Day Classics (not available for sale), With Sympathy
Paper: PTI: Plum Pudding, Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Foam dimensionals

17 comments:

Sharli said...

Julia,
What an elegant card. It's perfect!
Thanks for the inspiration - - - again!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, this is a incredible. The shades of purple are stunning as is the image Beautiful work. The framing really makes everything pop!

~amy~ said...

Julia, what a gorgeous sympathy card...I love what you've done with your white gel pen, I'll have to give that a try....

Danisha said...

Love the card!! Beautiful and simple.

Danisha

One4Joy said...

Hi, Julia, you know that saying about great minds...well, we're on the same page today...in colors and theme. I love your CAS card...that blossom is beautiful on the polka dot paper. your gel edge is also too cool.

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a beautiful card, Julia!!! I love the colors and how you did the sentiment...the flower is gorgeous, too!!!!!

Anne said...

Love the drawn frame Julia, what a beautiful subtle way to embellish the card. I need to remember that...I'll be sure to link your card when I try it out!! Fabulous my friend!!

Carolina said...

Sorry you had to make a sympathy card, but it did turn out adorable and I'm sure your friend will treasure it for years to come!

Lauri said...

What a beautiful design! I will be casing this one....but so sorry you had to make a sympathy card...

Etha said...

This is stunning!!!!

Julie Masse said...

Totally gorgeous card Julia!! LOVE it!! :)

jdmommy said...

This sympathy card is lovely, Julia! The paper piecing is in such subtle colors, just as this kind of card requires.

LeAnne said...

Very nicely done. I JUST tried one of these, but my gel pen just wasn't gellin', so it won't be a postin'! Love the color palette you used here, just right for a sympathy.

dpkennedy said...

Wow, great CAS card! Love the purple and that polka dotted flower!!! Great the way you ran the line around the perimeter to the sentiment too...love it!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So very gorgeous Julia!! I love the pretty color!! :)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Ooooo, how I love this gorgeous, purple card! I'm sorry for your friend's loss. Your sympathy card is so elegant.

Dawn Easton said...

Julia, I love your paper pieced layered flower! The framing is wonderful. I'm sorry that you needed it for a sympathy card though :(