Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches: With Sympathy

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!


Last week, I did this post with three sympathy cards in gray and yellow.  Sadly, even as I was doing that post, I learned that I needed one more sympathy card - the loss of one of our older church members.  I first met Jackie when she showed up for our monthly church cardmaking group.  She walked in with her big glasses, leaning on her cane, and I have to admit to stifling a groan.  My "groan" was probably justified in that she just couldn't see well enough to make a card that we could sell as a fund-raiser, but she loved every single moment of it and came for almost a year.  She only quit coming when her Bridge group changed their meeting days and nothing was allowed to get in the way of Bridge.  In the years since, she has never failed to track me down and say "hello" on Sundays or any church event.  She was always cheerful and perky, a stylish dresser and very active - she was even at Bible study they day before she died.  She was so full of life - she showed me exactly how I want to age.

For her card, I wanted a slightly more modern look to honor her "style".  I found this stamp in a Simon Says Mother's Day set - but I loved the look and wanted a yellow rose for "remembrance".  I stuck with my sympathy color scheme of gray and yellow.

With Sympathy

In following the sketch, I wanted to splatter something around the rose.  The stamp set came with those little circles.  I colored them in , then added a little Glossy Accent and a sprinkle of glitter.  The sentiment is just regular ink, then I used clear embossing powder before it dried on the vellum. (The vellum is new to me based on Debby Hughes' post here.  Although my link below goes to Simon Says, I actually got mine through Amazon just because I wanted it fast.)

With Sympathy close

I hope to see you playing along - I love seeing the amazing variety of creations based on one simple sketch!

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Note: All of my coloring is with Copics.  The brads are from so long ago, I do not know where to link them. The die for the sentiment is a coordinating die to a Hero Arts set called Sending You Love which appears to be retired. (The MFT die set listed below is for the stitched frame around the card.)

21 comments:

Mandy LaCroix said...

This is beautiful! Love your CAS design!!!!

Annette Allen said...

wow LOVE this card.. totally gorgeous

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful sympathy card. Sorry for your need. Thanks for sharing about Jackie in your post though. Very touching.

Kathyk said...

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your friend but your card is a triumph

Kathyk

Lisa said...

Simplicity as it's best!!

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely lovely! Love the sentiment on vellum!

Karren said...

A beautiful post and a beautiful card. The rose is stunning and embossing on vellum always looks so elegant.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kim
Love this... Beautiful card....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Patti said...

Beautiful card!! and post. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.

Patti

Jen Mitchell said...

What a wonderful design and tribute to your late friend.

Jen Timko said...

I have such a lovely mental picture of your friend and this card is perfect to honor her. So sorry for your loss!

Cindy Hall said...

What a beautiful yellow rose to commemorate someone who had so much spunk and zest for life. I love the way you used the vellum, too, so as not to take away from the rose. I'm so happy she came into your life and was someone who inspired you.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Kim, this is lovely! Rose, colors, vellum - card is perfect! Thank you for inspiration.

Deepti said...

This is soooooo pretty, love love love this :)

Cindy Lovell said...

I am sorry for the loss of this wonderful lady!!! I have a horrible time creating sympathy cards,but you create the most beautiful ones! I love this pretty yellow rose and the vellum!!

cm said...

Thank you for sharing the gift of Jackie with us. Your card is a lovely remembrance of this very special individual who enriched your life.
~c

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I just LOVE the simplicity of this Kim . . . all your designs are stunning though! Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel x

Jen Brum said...

So beautiful Kim! I love this simple yet so elegant card! That flower is so pretty and so beautifully coloured! Love the sentiment on vellum. So sorry to hear about the loss of a friend. She sounds like such a wonderful lady!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely stunning! Your flower is just so pretty and perfect for a sympathy card.

Hannelie said...

sigh... in love with this! A perfect example of less is more!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a gorgeous card--- I'm def. going to CASE this because sympathy cards are just hard for me to create!

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. May the Lord comfort you (and her family) with His peace and love <3