Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Simply Sketched Sympathy Card

Hello and Happy Wednesday! I had no intentions of making a card today, but that changed when I saw this weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I love how Narelle arranged the layers and the design teams inspiration is outstanding. The colors for this Simply Sketched Sympathy Card are from this weeks challenge at Color Throwdown to use:
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Kiwi Kiss
  • Pacific Point
  • Chocolate Chip
  • White
The focal image is from the Simply Sketched hostess stamp set by Stampin' Up!. I stamped the image with StazOn Jet Black ink and used a blender pen and classic stampin' pads to color the image. For the clouds I used a punched out pansy flower and scalloped circle and then sponged on bashful blue (retired) ink. I think the little birdie is beautiful in blues. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Simply Sketched Sympathy Card Supplies*:
  • Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, and Chocolate Chip card stock and Tempting Turquoise Designer Series Paper (retired) all by Stampin' Up! and Kiwi colored patterned paper by K & Company.
  • Stamps: Simply Sketched hostess stamp set and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
  • Inks: StazOn Jet Black and classic stampin' pads in Bashful Blue (retired), Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Chocolate Chip.
  • Other Stuff: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, large brad, and stampin' dimensionals.
*All supplies by Stampin' Up! unless noted.


  1. Andrea - this is sooooo beautiful! I love the scene you've created and the colours you've used are wonderful together! Thanks for playing along with my sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week! :)

  2. Beautiful card Andrea! I love your choice of colors and focus image. TFS

  3. This is beautiful! The scene you've created is wonderful with the sponged sky and colorful bird! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Andrea, your card is beautiful!

  5. Love your card. I'm glad you decided to make one today.

  6. So gorgeous, Andrea! You make the loveliest sympathy cards :)

  7. This creation is very pretty with the vibrant yet soothing color scheme.

  8. Such a pretty sympathy card! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown!

  9. What a pretty card, I love the texture!
    xo, Kristina

  10. love this card , thank you



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