Thursday, June 23, 2011

Not A Traditional Sympathy Card



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The challenge this week
at Dutch Dare is Clean & Simple
If you are like me, that is a challenge because 
I love layers, and lots of lace and lots 
embellishments.  I held back as much as I could.
Please join us this week and show us
your version of Clean and Simple.

Sympathy cards are very difficult to make.
I had a bunch to make so in  order not to get 
too hung up on it, I found if I either went for what paper I was in the mood for, or what style I 
knew the recipient liked, I was able to keep going.
I know it is not traditional, but, I get stuck
if I think about it too much. I apologize if it is offensive. I always try to make my cards respectful
for the occasion and the person receiving them.
I have received comments about my color choices 
not being appropriate for sympathy cards
 again, I apologize!  

I saw this card a few months ago, on Fiona's
blog and fell in love with it, so I had to
 case this beauty.







 Inside of Card
 Inside- Top
 Inside- Bottom
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Misc
Designer Paper: Velvet Polka Dots- Me & My Big Ideas- Pink- Marcella
Brads: Paper Studio
Ribbon: Pink-Misc from A Moore $1 bin Black Velvet: Celebrate it
Sentiments: Deepest Sympathy- Create W/ TLC The rest from the computer.
Flowers: From a bouquet I dissected and blk ones from wedding section at Michael's.

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Little Darlings Challenges -  Favorite colors- Love black, white and pink
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Ribbons & Bows 
Deep Ocean Challenge - Flowers 
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Anything Goes  
Shopping Our Stash -  Use A Tool You've Neglected- Hole puncher kit for brads & eyelets
Corrosive Challenges -  Ribbons and Bows
Just Some Lines - Spots & Dots
CCEE Stampers - Use pink.
Southern Girls - Anything goes.


23 comments:

dj1952 said...

Stacey the card is beautiful. There is nothing to say that a card can't have color because of a death. In many cultures people have celebrated death. I know you would never give a card to someone if you didn't think it was appropriate. It really does depend on the person. Hugs, dj

Dorcas said...

I agree. Its all about knowing your audience. I think it came out lovely, Stacey. And if anyone says otherwise you just have them come talk to me! *rolling up sleeves*. LOL

ThePurplePlace said...

What a nice card! I found your blog after reading about your blog candy and I'm so impressed with all your wonderful cards.

I am well-stocked (over stocked) in craft goodies, so I did not sign up for your Candy, but I am now happy to be a new follower and think your ideas and wonderful designs will be inspiration to me in my card-making.

I'm also a HUGE fan of the Color Purple and absolutely LOVE the wonderful images you have on your front page -- especially those delightful purple roses!!!

Thanks for sharing your talent and Happy Blog Anniversary!!

Lisa
ThePurplePlace

Tine said...

Hi Stacey. What! You have people complaining about your colours! Ignore them is what I say. You know what one certain person might appreciate. I can't see what is wrong with your colour choice anyway. Why not a touch of colour? Lovely card.
Tine :)

Heidi said...

Your card is beautiful Stacey!
I think you can use some colours even if it's a sympathy card. I don't understand what's wrong with that. I guess it depend on the person.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Kelly Schelske said...

I love this Stacey!! It's gorgeous!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Absolutely fabulous...love it. TFS! ~Shen

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are just gorgeous cards,just so beautiful and you stick to your guns,hun,other people have opionions,but you stay with what you think any problems tell em to come to me,hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are just gorgeous cards,just so beautiful and you stick to your guns,hun,other people have opionions,but you stay with what you think any problems tell em to come to me,hugs cheryl xxxxxx

Faye said...

Oh Stacey, I really, really like this card. It's gorgeous and I love the spots! Have a great weekend. xxx

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi Stacey!
I like your card design a lot!! Pink/white/black is a color combination I really love!!

To me (as a European) pink on a sympathy card is very audacious... (I hope this is the word that tells you in English what I mean in German)...we have mostly black, dark blue or earthy colors on those cards...

Perhaps that´s the difference to the "new world" (America) - things are a bit more conservative here in the "old world" (Europe) ;-)

Wish you a happy weekend!
Hugs,
Uli

Maggie said...

what a cheerful sympathy card...

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Angela said...

Beautiful card! Elegant and simple! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Little Darlings Challenge. hugs, Angela

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

I'll say Elegant for sure!!

Such warming sentiment.

Thank you for playing with us at Little Darlings,Ruby♥

Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

Oh how elegant!
Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge!

Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

Oh how elegant!
Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge!

Laura /sandytoz said...

I'm with Dorcas (rollin up sleeves). Sadly, I've had to make quite a few sympathy cards lately, always kind of tough to know what's good especially if you don't know the recipient too well.
Thanks for playing along with JSL'S "Spotty Dotty" Challenge
Laura JSL DT

Chelsea said...

Love the colors that you choose ... thanks for playing along at the JSL challenge!

Manuela said...

Wow, what a great card! Very elegant!
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

Shirley said...

Very very appropriately pretty! Lovely!

E.T said...

You know what came to my mind when I saw that this is a sympathy card... "I am glad you are dead" LOL I actually really love this card. I love the black and white with bit of light pink. It looks perfect. Love the pearl brads/flower centers too!

Basslady said...

a very tender and sensitive way of making a sympathy-card!

you did a GREAT job with it!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Minna said...

Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge.
Hugs,Minna

 

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