Friday, May 23, 2014

Pretty Peonies: With Sympathy

This is my second post today.  
Green and yellow popsicles
are just a short scroll away.

I mentioned in another post just a couple of days ago that CAS floral cards always say "sympathy" to me.  I sat down to make a few cards today and, guess what?  More sympathy.  Luckily, I don't need them myself, but I do try to keep the church stocked with cards.

I used Pretty Peonies by Papertrey Ink along with their new Keep It Simple: Sympathy set.  Both of these cards are colored using Copic matches from the Papertrey charts located on my sidebar.

With Sympathy in Lavender

I don't know anything about flowers, so I actually made this next color scheme first.  After I made it, I looked up "peonies" and all I saw were pinks and lavenders, so decided this might not be quite right for a flower-enthusiast.

With Sympathy in Blush

Both The Paper Players and CASology have CAS flower challenges this week which is what got me started on my CAS sympathy cards.

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Pretty Peonies, Keep It Simple: With Sympathy
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Lavender Moon (first card), Sweet Blush (second card)
  • Ink: Memento black, Copics
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Pretty Peonies dies, Hemptique 10-lb white twine


  1. I love all flowers! But to me it doesn't matter, there's no particular colorscheme to hold on to.
    I like both cards very much, but the soft coloured one is my favourite I guess, maybe because of the sentiment, the other looks bright and cheerful, which can also cheer up sad people of course.
    Both of them are elegant and I just love this stampset!!!


    ps. You're sooo good at this!
    The Flower/Sympathy thing I mean! :-)
    Your church must be very happy with creative and heartwarming people like you! :-)

  2. Beautiful CAS cards Kim! I love the PTI peony and the colors you used!

  3. I hate to say it but the stamp doesn't really look like a peony to me, so whatever you color it is fine, as is your coloring. Fine, I mean. Great job!

  4. Your cards are beautiful Kim and your church is so lucky to have you supply them with cards.

  5. Both cards are gorgeous! Your coloring is superb, Kim. Thank you so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

  6. So pretty - your shading gives the look of dimension! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  7. Kim, not one but two gorgeous flower cards. I love both colors, to be honest! What a lovely layout, too...just perfect. Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  8. This card is a DREAM Kim!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!!! I love seeing all this creativity and beauty for every single challenge- I am just blown away! Thanks so much for being a part of it!!!

  9. Kim...both cards are so beautiful!

  10. These are beautiful Kim, your colouring is perfect. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

  11. Your colouring is so magical in giving depth and dimension to the flowers! As for colours - whatever you choose works for me! Gorgeous!!

  12. What great balance, wonderful card!


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