Unfortunately finding myself in need of sympathy cards lately so made several up. For this one, I used the new Scallop Trim Corner punch in my favorite way to use it--just on selected corners. It tones down the overly girly, lacy effect of having the border go all the way around the rectangle. I don't like to make sympathy cards either too dark or too light, so I went for muted colors in Not Quite Navy and Old Olive. Some sponging to tone things down.
As always, I reached for Crystal Effects to finish things up--a line of dots running parallel to the main image, and accents on the flowers to make them pop. On an everyday card, I would either spritz it with Shimmer Spray or sprinkle a hint of Dazzlin' Diamonds over the wet CE, but I opted to leave the glitz off on this one. The sentiment is from the ever-useful Teeny Tiny Wishes set.
I'm really in love with this card! Thank you for the idea, Alyssa!
Posted by: Marie-Josee Trudel | 02/02/2010 at 08:42 AM
Lyssa, I so love this! And am seriously thinking of casing it for my DL meeting tonight. Not sure that my brain is up to starting from scratch! TFS!
Posted by: Kristin Moore | 02/12/2010 at 12:07 PM