It's time for another card making challenge over at The Perfect Sentiment!
This week the challenge is to make a card with a sentiment of sympathy.
And for the twist- Use this awesome photo to inspire the design of your card:
Isn't that a wonderful photo? Sympathy cards are often difficult to make, but this photo is so great for inspiration. And it's always great to create sympathy cards before you need them! Sadly, we should always have some on hand, and this challenge really helped me get the creative juices flowing for one. Here's what I came up with~
It's a fairly simple card. I feel it's not only good as a sympathy card, but could actually be used for other reasons as well: maybe for someone who is sick, or just going through a hard time. In any case, I really like how it came out. I don't think I'd ever have thought this up without having seen the inspiration photo. All that snow on those big beautiful trees immediately made me think of this stamp, and white polar flower soft seemed like an obvious choice as well. I love how the tree turned out. I also think the dry embossed swiss dot background reflects the feel of the snowy photo as well.
I added the ribbon for more blue and white, but when I made my sentiment I went a tad off course and put in a little peachy color just for a tiny bit of contrast. I just like how it looks. But the pearls around the scalloped circle again came to mind because of the snow.
So to get you a little more inspired, Shelly's Images at www.shellysimages.com is our sponsor this week and will be giving our challenge winner their choice of any one digital image free!
For even more inspiration, be sure to check out all of the other blogs from The Perfect Sentiment's design team member's:
and our Guest Designers:
I can hardly wait to see what you are inspired to create! Just remember to add your submission over at The Perfect Sentiment by Tuesday at 10PM EST.
I am also entering my card to the Sentimental Sunday's Challenge #84: Snow, Blue and/ or glitter challenge.
I'll be back soon with more to share with you. And no, I have not forgotten that I promised to do a blog candy giveaway soon, so stay tuned :-)
Blessings to you!
Items used to make this card include:
Stampin' Up! Marina Mist; Bashful Blue; Blush Blossom and PTI White Card Stock
Stampin' Up! Thoughts & Prayers stamp set (tree image)
PTI Scattered Showers stamp set (sentiment)
Stampin' Up! Top Note die
Spellbinder's Beaded Circle die
Polar White Flower Soft
Stampin' Up! 1/2" striped Bashful Blue grosgrain ribbon
Stampin' Up! 1 1/4" hand held circle punch
Want2Scrap white baby pearls
Cuttlebug dotted embossing folder baby pearls
Ranger Archival black ink