Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Retro Sketches -With Deepest Sympathy

Good Tuesday Morning!

Unfortunately, I find myself in need of a few sympathy cards this week. As stated before, it's one of those cards I intend to make ahead, but somehow don't get around to doing it. They are just hard for me to make, and I would rather not think about having the need for one. This week, I need two. 

So, with a little help today from Retro  Sketches for inspiration...here is my first card. The other will be in the works shortly. 
I started with a card base of Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock which has been embossed. I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo ink. The patterned paper is from Graphic 44. The sentiment (Stampabilities) is stamped on a die-cut circle using Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock. The circle die is from My Creative Time. I had a chipboard butterfly that I painted and distressed finally adding some chunky glitter before adding it to my card front. I added a few embellishing touches by adding small Kraft pearls to the circle and a satin rose to the center of the butterfly.

The challenge at Retro Sketches is to use a sketch of your choice from their archives.  I chose Retro Sketch #56.
Thank you for stopping in. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!
~Tammy~

15 comments:

jessica said...

What a beautiful card Tammy!
So sorry you had to make one to actually use :(
Great take on the Retro Sketch and love the soft colors!

Audrey Pettit said...

I agree.. sympathy cards are so hard to make. Sorry you're finding yourself in need of two of them right now. This is beautiful. Love the pretty embossing and paper. The banner strip, butterfly, and button are really pretty. Love the combo of kraft with the cream base.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Agreed .... they are hard to make ... I loveeeeee this one ... the butterfly is beautiful!!!!

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry you need this, Tammy, but it is absolutely gorgeous. The design and colors are so beautiful!! Love the embossing and butterfly!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa said...

They are the hardest cards to make, but you did a beautiful job. I like your butterfly!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

very pretty

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS! Love the butterfly so much!

Stella said...

I am so to hear you need 2 sympathy cards in one week. They are not easy to make but you did a wonderful job. This card will give comfort. It's gorgeous and handmade with love. The recipient can see and feel this.
Take care of yourself, these are difficult days.
XXX

Charlene said...

Beautiful pp , gorgeous butterfly, love Tammy!

VanessaB said...

Beautiful. Love the butterfly. Sorry you needed to make sympathy cards though :(

Jennifer said...

Making sympathy cards is never easy. I'm so sorry you had to make two recently. This card is absolutely beautiful though, love the softness and that butterfly. Hugs!

Jessi Fogan said...

I'm so sorry that you need them :(
The patterns & embossing couldn't be more soothingly perfect - I really love that butterfly. Somehow butterflies are one of my go-to images for sympathy cards - they just seem so peaceful & appropriate!

Maria said...

So very pretty and elegant! Love the butterfly! Am sorry to hear you need two of these types of cards recently. I'm sure they will be appreciated!

Greta said...

Lovely card, Tammy & perfect way to express sympathy!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very, very beautiful, and surely provided soothing consolation for the recipients.