Thursday, July 7, 2011

Botanical Silhouettes - With Sympathy

Hello!  I hope all you who celebrate the 4th of July enjoyed your weekend!  We took a road trip up north to spend three and a half days with family and enjoyed our time catching up with family, the lake, sun, boating, a beautiful fireworks display and so much more.

Today I have a sympathy card to share, it's never fun to create a sympathy card when you actually need one and yesterday that was the case for this card.  My husband's uncle passed away Tuesday and I wanted to create a card for the family.  I used the Papertrey Ink anniversary stamp set Botanical Silhouettes and kept my card clean and simple.  I popped up one of the stamped blooms and added black glitter to the centers of each flower, stamped the sentiment onto vellum, notched out an area on the image and added a black button and used the lattice embossing folder for a textured background.
Have a great Thursday!

11 comments:

Amber said...

Ooohh! I likey! I really love that notch you cut out to mirror the shape of the button. Little things like that really make a big difference! Great job!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

This is just such a lovely card. What a nice layout...I may case that one. Everything came together on this one. Fantastic... Sorry you had to make it though. Hugs to you and your family.

Kelly Schelske said...

It's fabulous Lynn! Love the button details and the great texture of that embossing folder!

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful card. I love those colors together and the layout is amazing.

I'm Renee said...

Though not a happy occasion for a card...
this card is gorgeous!!
Love everything about it...
the colors...
the layout...
that little notch for the button.
Perfectly beautiful!

carol (krillsister) said...

I like your idea of notching out the spot by the button. Very unique. The poppy pop up adds a nice touch too.

Allison said...

What a beautiful card! Love the notch by the button!

Jen said...

My condolences.

You card is so beautiful. I hope it brings some modicul of comfort to the recipient. I love the idea of taking rounded notch from the floral layer. So effective and a real must try. The vellum stamping too is beautiful and adds a wonderful softness to the card. Well done.

Sue from Oregon said...

So Lovely!

Vicki Stys said...

Lynn, this card is beautiful!!! The colors are so striking together and I love the clean look of the card. You added some great details, too. Sorry to hear about Dan's uncle, though : (

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beatiful!!