Monday, January 26, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches: with sympathy



Happy Monday.

There has been several losses out there...I dread making sympathy cards.  I always tend to go non-traditional:

paper:  chickaniddy crafts/scrumptious  stamps:  reverse confetti/petals 'n posies  ink:  stampin' up white embossing  other:  reverse confetti square tag/heart to heart confetti cuts, cork

The card base is the denim patterned paper by Chickaniddy Crafts.  I love the color green and think of it as a cheerful but not overbearing color.

I was inspired by



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square tag
reverse confetti square tag

heart to heart
reverse confetti heart to heart





petals 'n posies
reverse confetti petals 'n posies

30 comments:

  1. I hear you on the sympathy cards! i feel the same way!!
    This is one is gorgeous though!! Great colors and i love the patterns!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!

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  2. Oh man! How bittersweet - horrible reason to make a card...but such a beautiful card! I love that green color, a perfect, subtle but happy color! ❤️

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  3. This is beautiful my friend! I am loving the heart!!!!

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  4. Sympathy cards are so hard to make, but you've done a beautiful job, Amy. The heart is the sweetest touch.

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  5. so cute Amy.. i love that paper you used..

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  6. Oh what fun, and that paper looks great. Happy Monday!

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  7. Sorry for the need of this card, Amy. I agree, sympathy cards are the hardest to make but this one is perfect.

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  8. Your card is beautiful Amy! Sympathy cards are so hard to make and I just LOVE your non traditional colors for this!

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  9. Very pretty, amy... I don't hate making sympathy cards. I just remember how appreciated they are... this one will be loved...
    =] Michele

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  10. Such a pretty card Amy! I agree sympathy cards are not my favorite either, but you sure did a wonderful job on this one!

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  11. Sympathy cards are always difficult for me, too. I find it's easier to make them when I don't need one. This 'non-traditional' card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at FMS this week!

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  12. I agree...I don't anyone likes making sympathy cards...truly, the hardest. Yours is sooo very sweet!

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  13. I agree...sympathy cards are tough to make. You did a wonderful job with this one----so sweet!

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  14. Oh I think we all can agree that Sympathy cards are never easy to make, Amy. I have a couple of stamps (old Stampin' Up set) that are my go-to for these cards. You created a lovey one here, and I am sure your thoughtfulness will be appreciated.

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  15. This is a beautiful card, the colors u picked are just right for the sympathy card and heart is a fab touch :)

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  16. Such a pretty, non-traditional sympathy card. I'm sure it'll bring a smile to whoever receives this card <3

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  17. Amy I love the soft tones for your sympathy card, beautiful!

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  18. I think it's perfect- it's nice to see something different ! x

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  19. sympathy cards are seriously the toughest cards to make, I think. But you did a great job on this! I love the colors, and the hanging tag is perfect. It's classic and elegant, but stands out from the crowd, too!

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  20. Good job with your sympathy card, Amy, I don't enjoy making them either.

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  21. Now that you say it, I concur ... green is a good, non-emotional color for a sympathy card. Good call!

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  22. What fun Reverse Confetti Dies. Love how you used all the elements Amy.

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  23. Sorry for the loss, but I love the non-traditional, haven't done much of that for sympathy cards..

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  24. I agree with you regarding sympathy cards - hard to make on so many levels - yet you've created a lovely one here. Non-traditional yes, but still conveying the essence of gentleness and thoughtfulness that such cards call for. I think this is heart-warming!
    Hugs~c

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Cheers,
~amy~