Sunday, July 12, 2015

Thoughts of Sympathy for The Paper Players

Hi Stampers! This week at The Paper Players, the amazing Jaydee is hostess and she has a great color combination for us. Hmm... I can envision an outfit in these colors! But I made a little oopsie... I see as I am typing this up that Jaydee also listed Whisper White in the challenge badge, but I used Very Vanilla. I hope she doesn't mind.

I thought these soft colors were very elegant and sophisticated, and that they would be appropriate for a sympathy card. Thankfully I don't need to use this card just yet, but it's one of those cards that is always good to have on hand. I decided to stamp some images collage style using the challenge colors and the World of Dreams stamp set. I love these silhouette images and they layer up so nicely. I added a tiny little butterfly which I find so symbolic on a sympathy card.

I used sentiments from the retired Love and Sympathy stamp set. I love these sentiments too, particularly the one for the inside of the card. I stamped a leaf on my envelope, and used the "second generation" image for the inside of the card.

Products Used: (All Stampin' Up)
Stamp Sets: World of Dreams, Love and Sympathy
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand
Ink Pads: Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray
Tools: Big Shot, Extra Large Oval Punch, Sponge Dauber, Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding

Please join us and play along with Jaydee's color challenge at The Paper Players! Visit the rest of the Design Team too, and spread some inky love!


Hannelie said...

This is beautiful Sandy!
Perfect design for the colours!

Claire Broadwater said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sandy! I find it so difficult to make sympathy cards! I hope you won't mind if I CAS your card. I love every detail! The colors are perfect! BEAUTIFUL, My Friend! XX

LeAnne said...

Just stunning, Sandy! I love this silhouette set, don't know why I just don't break down and get it! You're right,'s perfect for a sympathy card. Beautiful creation all round!

laurie said...

I already told you how much I LOVE this card! The very vanilla was a great idea. So pretty. Both the vanilla and white work so well with the colors!

Nancy Farrell said...

Very beautiful and soft. Very soothing. Great card.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

The colors for this challenge are soft and subtle and your layout and collage design so beautiful. I know it's hard but we need to have Sympathy cards at hand for those sad times. Your card is simply gorgeous and serene, thank you for sharing, Sandy.

stampwithamyk said...

This is stunning Sandy! Your stamping is just perfect and I love the off-set layers. Fantastic card!

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card Sandy! I am loving this color challenge and what everyone has done! You made such a tasteful elegant card!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I'm late with my comments on this one Sandy but just wanted to say how much I love the way you used the stamp set to create your collage effect; it's beautiful and perfect as a sympathy card. I think the Vanilla softens the whole effect too - a good choice.