Sunday

No Stamp Were Harmed in The Making of This Card! LOL!




On a more serious note, I unfortunately need a sympathy card and really I hate those type of cards so I had no stamps to suite the occasion, therefore I had to make up my very own "digi stamp". I went with something simple and to the point. Luckily this card was for Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, and believe me most of my cards lately are done sometime around midnight,so at least the sketch was planned out for me. I really struggle with sympathy cards and what colors are appropriate and what to put on them. It took me awhile to get the right combination of colors and I ended up doing a lot of sponging on this dp from Basic Gray to really mute the colors down. I was really counting on the layering, colors and stitching to bring interest to this card for me since there was no real stamping or coloring in. Hopefully it did the trick. The flowers seemed a little to plain and light so I actually pulled out my Cricut Expression and cut the flourishes to add to the flowers. You know I just had to have that machine and as much as they cost I should really think about pulling it out more often! LOL! Not to mention it really does add some very pretty accents to your cards! All of us at the mmsc would love to have you join our fun, you'll find everything you need to know on Priscilla's blog, she has really great blog candy and giveaways as well! You'll find the link in the badge on my sidebar. Ok, that it for today, until next time happy crafting!

22 comments:

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Shawne, this is so gorgeous! For anyone receiving this card they would feel better for sure. Colors, scrolls, flowers and stitching is just the perfect combination! Stunning card!
Hugs,
Charlotte
XXX

Nikki Schmaltz said...

I think this is absolutely stunning! I love all the layers and stitching. I'm think you did a fabulous job on it!

chercroppin said...

You're right Shawne, sympathy cards are hard to do, but you've done a remarkable job on this...it's just so lovely!

Sonya said...

I know what you mean about the Cricut, pulling it out is most of the work! lol Your sympathy card is just perfect! I absolutely love the papers and you have done an incredible job, as usual. :)

Chef Mama Lori said...

Shawne, this is beautiful. I also need to make sympathy cards & when I saw the MMSC I thought of using that for my sympathy cards, too! The cards are so lovely & I know the recipients will be comforted by this.

Melody said...

Beautiful card!

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous as always!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so incredibly rich and elegant!! Love the dp and colors!! Another gorgeous Shawne creation!!

Priscilla said...

Very pretty and so elegant for sympathy card. I has so much warmth and richness to it.
Priscilla

Patti.Jo said...

You do such beautiful work! Very talented! Your stitching is perfect and you use such rich colors!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Sympathy cards are tough to make, I often felt that way. Your card is beautiful, it shows you care and your sentiment is spot on. The colors are great and it did come together well.

Janine said...

This is beautifully done!! Love your work!!

Dawn B. said...

This is so beautiful. The recipient will love it. What a special card. TFS

Pamela said...

Beautiful Card...Everything about it!!! Pam

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOOOOOOVE the rich colors and your sewing. GORGEOUS card!!

Katie Renz said...

Gorgeous as always Shawne!

Karen Lynn said...

Wow, this is an elegant card.

Jenny said...

Wow. This card is fantastic. I really love the papers you have put together.
Jenny

Michelle said...

This is beautiful, a perfect sympathy card!! I struggle with them too, & usually end up buying them!! Your stitching is amazing....clearly you have a better machine than my little Sew Mini, lol!

craftypagan said...

Such a beautiful card! I find it very difficult to make sympathy cards, you this is perfect. So classy, and I love the colours! Hugs, Rowena

cabio's craft corner said...

Nice & elegant!
Hugs,
Cabio

Carol said...

I can't tell you enough how delightful that dp is. Boy is that some pretty stuff. All the details and elements in this are exquisite.

Hugs,
Carol