Wednesday, June 4, 2014

With Deepest Sympathy

Hello Friends!

{Delighted this was a Seize the Sketch "Runner Up" on 6/10/14}

As you can see from the title, I had to make another Sympathy card. It's for my husband's Commander who just lost one of his parents. His co-workers have really been hit hard this last month with loss. So sad. 
I started with my favorite Kraft cardstock from The Kraft Outlet, then I matted some patterned paper after distressing the edges. I followed by adding another piece of orange and cream polka-dotted patterned paper to the card front at an angle. At the top, I took a length of pumpkin spice seam binding and wrapped it around and tied in a fussy bow adding a Sand Boutique Button and Natural Hemp Cord.
I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Buff Ivory Cardstock and made into a banner and distressed the edges with ink and distress tool. I had a chipboard dove in my stash and I gave it a spritz with a mister and sanded it down a bit.

I sought some inspiration at Seize The Sketch. Took some slight creative liberties. :-)

The Pink Elephant - Orange
Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday

Thanks for letting me share with you!  I hope you have a fantastic day!
~Tammy~

19 comments:

Marybeth said...

Oh ,Tammy this is a gorgeous sympathy card! I love the color and hemp twine. The tiny polka dots and beautiful bird ,just make me happy. I am sorry you needed this one. Thanks for joining us at Seize The Sketch.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful! LOVING the colors and the bird!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

So sorry you keep needing sympathy cards, my friend, but I know this is going to be greatly appreciated by your husband's commander. Love the paper and design of this to pieces. The bow is absolutely beautiful. I love the distressing and sentiment banner. That chipboard bird is absolutely perfect, too!

Sue Lelli said...

So SORRY you had to make another sympathy card. This one is GORGEOUS! LOVE the papers and that distressed dove s the Perfect embellie!

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry that you needed to make a sympathy card, but it is absolutely gorgeous. The design, colors, details - fabulous!! It will bring comfort to the family. Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear of another loss Tammy, but your card is beautiful. The chipboard dove and those warm orange tones are perfect together!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

beautiful work

Charlene said...

Tat was so nice of you Tammy! I'm sure it will be much appreciated :-)

Sherrie K. said...

Your sympathy card is BEAUTIFUL Tammy! I am sure they will appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Have a great evening!
Sherrie K

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Shelly said...

Tammy, I know it's always hard to make sympathy cards, never fun. Your card turned out beautiful and I love your distressing. So pretty!
Have a great evening!
Shelly

Diane Jaquay said...

What a beautiful sympathy card, Tammy, the dove and sentiment are lovely!!

Greta said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Tammy--love the use of the dove!

Lesley Croghan said...

Such a lovely sympathy card, Tammy. The colours and the bird are perfect together. Thank you for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Maria said...

Sorry to hear of the loss. A very lovely sympathy card with wonderful color and dove!

Katie Melhus said...

What lovely elements you've combined - this card is sure to warm someone's heart in a tough time. Thank you for sharing with us at Seize the Sketch :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Tammy! Love all the layers and beautiful bird! Thanks for joining along with Seize the Sketch! Please feel free to visit my blog: http://cupcakescreations.blogspot.com/

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh so beautiful, Tammy! I believe I have that same chipboard dove. Was it in a pack of many for about $1.00 at Michael's a couple of years ago? I love how you painted it, and it added a perfect touch on this sympathy card. The sentiment's font is so pretty, too.

Thanks so much for playing with us at Seize The Sketch!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Just want you to know that even at the gym today, I could not get this card out of my head! It is SO beautiful!

stampwithsandy said...

So sorry you had to make a sympathy card, but it is just beautiful! Love all the yummy vintagey layers! Thanks for playing along this week at Seize the Sketch, Tammy!