Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches: Sharing in Your Sorrow

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Cécile


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!

FMS Sharing Sorrow

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!

SUPPLY LIST
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.

15 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Kim. Soft and elegant. I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated. So sorry that you need it.

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  2. Beautiful card for a sad occasion.

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  3. This is so soft and pretty! And perfect for a sympathy card.

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  4. Ever so soft and pretty - perfect for the sentiment.

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  5. This is lovely! Using the birds as elements of the sketch was perfect! Beautiful card!

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  6. Oh wow, this is beautiful Kim! What peaceful colors. The birds work perfectly for the sketch!

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  7. Beautiful card, love the soft green tones.
    Yes, losing a mother is always very hard, I can relate to that.
    Hopefully this card will give comfort.

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  8. .... and such a clever find to use the tails of the birds to follow the sketch!!

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  9. This is a beautiful card Kim! I love those birds! They fit into the sketch perfectly! Your friend will truly appreciate this.

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  10. Love how you followed the sketch in such clever ways! The result is beautiful.

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  11. This is GORGEOUS! I love the bird trio and the soft ink blending in the background!!

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  12. Wow, Kim. This is beautiful. So soft and subtle but beautifully detailed.

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  13. 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.

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