I had intended to follow the sketch exactly with banners. I love the celebratory look. But at the last minute, I needed a sympathy card for the death of a friend's mother. I didn't know her and it was expected, but it doesn't matter what age or the reason, the loss of a mother is difficult. I was flipping through my stash and found this bird die with three little birds and knew it would be my sympathy card and work for the sketch with the three little tails!
The sketch inspired me to add a leafy branch in a soft green. Then I decided to go monochromatic using the soft green in the background also. I 'floated' the die cut with some dimensional adhesive to keep it very dainty. Usually I layer up dies to give it the dimension because it's sturdier that way, but I'll be hand-delivering this one so figured I could just add a few pieces of adhesive and let it float.
I hope to see you playing along this week. I always browse that gallery and I am always inspired!
Stamps: Hero Arts Remember
Dies: Cutplorations For the Birds (Stamplorations), Verve Sprightly Sprigs
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Mint Macaron
Ink: Stampin' Up Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide
Accessories: Cartwright Pale Leaf Sequins.
This is beautiful, Kim. Soft and elegant. I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated. So sorry that you need it.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card for a sad occasion.ReplyDelete
This is so soft and pretty! And perfect for a sympathy card.ReplyDelete
Ever so soft and pretty - perfect for the sentiment.ReplyDelete
This is lovely! Using the birds as elements of the sketch was perfect! Beautiful card!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, this is beautiful Kim! What peaceful colors. The birds work perfectly for the sketch!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty. Well doneReplyDelete
Beautiful card, love the soft green tones.ReplyDelete
Yes, losing a mother is always very hard, I can relate to that.
Hopefully this card will give comfort.
.... and such a clever find to use the tails of the birds to follow the sketch!!ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful card Kim! I love those birds! They fit into the sketch perfectly! Your friend will truly appreciate this.ReplyDelete
Love how you followed the sketch in such clever ways! The result is beautiful.ReplyDelete
This is GORGEOUS! I love the bird trio and the soft ink blending in the background!!ReplyDelete
Lovely, elegant sympathy card!ReplyDelete
Wow, Kim. This is beautiful. So soft and subtle but beautifully detailed.ReplyDelete
This is the most delicate sympathy card ever! I love those pale and soft colors. It's the perfect way to send some thoughts to someone grieving.ReplyDelete