Friday, June 7, 2013

CAS Sympathy

Fortunately I'm not needing a sympathy card, but I like to keep them on hand for that last minute need. I created this card with four different challenges in mind:
Free for All - field of flowers theme (use at least 4 flowers)
Colour Q - Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Going Gray, Certainly Celery
CAS-ual Fridays - banners and flags

I've had this PTI Larger than Life stamp set with coordinating dies for a couple of months and never got it inky until now!  About time I remedy that problem - lol!  Totally LOVE these colors and also loved this layout!

The upper portion of the background was dry embossed using the herringbone folder by Cuttlebug.  I kept wanting to add random pearls or a bow and decided that less was more for a sympathy card.  

STAMPS: Larger than Life (PTI), Borderline (Verve) - sentiment.
PAPER: Island Indigo (SU), Neenah Solar White, White (PTI).
INK: Basic Gray, Going Gray, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Island Indigo.
ACCESSORIES: Herringbone EF, Framed Tags One by Spellbinders, Pennant trim die by Verve, Soft Sky ribbon by SU, Larger than Life dies by PTI.

Some people are lamenting the fact that it's been raining all day.  Me?  It gives me an excuse for more time in my stamp room! :-)  Thanks for stopping by...I always appreciate reading your comments!


veronica said...

great textures! love your color combo too!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is popped right out at me from the gallery! Gorgeous embossing and die cuts! Thanks for playing with the CQC colors this week!

Kara said...

Beautiful!! I love these flowers and the texture!! Thank you for sharing with us this week at the ColourQ!

Quip1320 said...

This is a lovely sympathy card! The blues with the gray and then the pop of green are just perfect. Great job!

Alice Wertz said...

love the embossed background. very pretty card! thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Pamela said...

Beautiful sympathy card. I love the flag hanging down the ribbon! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the colours. I just love this combo and will have to use it even if I missed the CQ submission deadline. Great flowers - toying with getting the new MFT ones that just came out.

Sylvia said...

Such a pretty card, Wanda, love all those flowers in the soft colors! So happy to see you with us at the colourQ, thanks for playing!

N@ Ali said...

oh, how beautiful!

Kim S said...

Wonderful choice to use those colors with those simple flowers for a sympathy card!