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Comforting Sympathy

>> Thursday, August 6, 2009

Posted by Jessica G./Jess' Obsession



Stamps by DRS Designs: Silhouette Background Trees F1030, Caring Words Greeting G033. Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Black, Glossy white. Ink: Versafine Onyx black, Bashful Blue. Accessories: Lumiere, white satin ribbon, SU scallop border punch.

Creating sympathy cards is always tough for me, most likely because I have a pre-conceived idea that they must be both soothing and elegant. I was happy with this card because the faux mother of pearl technique adds a touch of elegance with the Lumiere shimmer and the light blue ink adds a soothing touch, too.

The newly released Silhouette Background Trees were stamped twice to form a forest image and I kept the other embellishments very simple to maintain the elegant feel.

The Faux Mother of Pearl technique (tutorial HERE) is an easy technique that works well with many subjects. You can view another DRS card I created using the technique HERE; doesn't the same background remind you of a blue sky on this card?

Give this technique a try -- DRS has a full line of silhouette images including new releases that will really showcase your efforts!

11 comments:

Ryann said...

Stunning!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Really gorgeous card Jess!! Love the BG and the ribbon is so yummy!! ;)

Jennifer E. said...

Jessica this is such a beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial link--I'd like to give this one a try soon!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Beautiful!!! TFS

Renée said...

Love the technique, it certainly adds a beautiful touch to this card! Fabulous colours and layout :)

Samantha said...

Beautiful card Jessica!

Denise said...

This is gorgeous...I love the simple silhouette as a thoughtful sympathy card....

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Gorgeous! Pretty faux mother of pearl technique. The trees look great against it. This card would most certainly give comfort to a grieving friend.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Such a lovely silhouette card!

Donelda said...

it is beautiful - very soothing and elegant!! Off to see all the other links :-)

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Ohh, this is a beautiful sympathy card, Jessica. I love the mother of pearl technique, and the soft shades make it perfectly elegant.

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