Saturday, September 4, 2010

Card Swap - Sympathy

I was asked to join my first card swap on the Cricut Message Board.  There were a variety of different themes, and I chose sympathy.  I always have such a difficult time creating sympathy cards and am looking forward to some inspiration from the others in my group when I receive my set next month.
I used cream and black cardstock to create the card.  The card itself is A2, as per the group instructions.  I cut a mat with the same cardstock, and embossed the top portion.  I scored two lines, and then left the bottom un-embossed.  I put a black ribbon around the mat, between the two score lines.  The flower was cut from Home Decor.  I did the shadow in black and used the same cream cardstock for the top layer, embossing it with the same Cuttlebug folder used for the mat.  I computer generated the sentiment and punched it with a Stampin' Up punch.  The shadow punch is also Stampin' Up.  I popped the flower and the sentiment and also added a couple of gems.  Then I did it again, and again, and again...!!

10 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hi Kate! Nice to see you posting again! These are really nice! Sympathy are so hard to make!

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

Nice set of cards!! Very creative!

PenLight said...

kate, these are so beautiful. And you inspired me with a card idea! I love swaps, I hope you get some good ones in return. I just joined a scrapbooking swap at Swapbot and I am looking forward to it! Great job, Kate, really great job!

Tracey said...

Hi Kate, I would love to receive these in a swap.....they look great!

Dana said...
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Dana said...

I really like the way the flower turned out by embossing it. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

These are great Kate. Every elegant and perfect for sympathy occasions. I have a hard time with those too. Love that Stampin Up punch. It's perfect for sentiments. Might have to get one of those!!

Adrian said...

beautiful card!

MiamiKel said...

Now this is neat, Kate! Such a gorgeous color of cream and wow on the embossing! Beautifully done! Your swappers will be so very happy to receive this!

Val said...

You did such a wonderful job with this swap! There are some lucky recipients to your lovely creations :)