Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sympathy Doilies

As many of you know, I sell some of my cards at a local boutique, Arts Plus in Collingswood, New Jersey. One of the categories that needs filling is 'Sympathy', so I made this:  


The colors are soft and quiet, befitting a card of this nature.  It's a River Rock base, embossed with Petals-A-Plenty.  The patterned paper is retired Stampin' Up! (Carte Postale, maybe?) and I over-stamped some Delicate Doilies II and a sentiment from Inspired By Stamping on it.

Each doily was topped with a Liquid Pearl.  If you can see it, I originally stamped those doilies with Old Paper Distress Ink.  It was too light, so I stamped again in Bordering Blue.  My lines didn't quite match up, so it looks a bit like an optical illusion.


Thanks a bunch for visiting me today!

Until next time,



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Delicate Doiles II, All Year Wishes I - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: River Rock, Bordering Blue, pattern (Carte Postale?) - SU
Ink: Bordering Blue - SU; Old Paper - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white seam binding - Zipper Stop
Other: White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder - SU

24 comments:

Sindhu said...

This is one of the most elegant cards i have ever come across Colleen.. The subtle colours, the beautiful bow and the sentiment all together make a soothing card!

Lisa said...

This is just lovely Colleen! Your over stamping creates a pretty soft shadow ~ so great when things work out that way!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful!! Very elegant!!

Marisa said...

Beautifully done! Believe you are correct - paper is Carte Postal.

Emily Keaton said...

This is so elegant and pretty, Colleen! perfect for a sympathy card.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love how you stamped on the pattern paper.

Jennifer said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the colors and stamping.

nwilliams6 said...

Oh my Colleen, this is beautiful. Love the colors, the embossing and those pretty doilies. Wow again - you just seem to keep coming up with the prettiest things. Hugz!

Andrea Ewen said...

Very pretty...love the shadow stamping effect and the gorgeous bow!

Benzi said...

Beautifully stamped and very elegant. Just perfect for a sympathy card.
How great that you have somewhere to sell your cards.

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Col! LOVE that bit of an optical illusion ;), and this palette is ever so soothing!

Anonymous said...

Pretty! Of course, I love it! Oh crap, that reminds me I need a sympathy card. I really liked the colors and everything you did, I don't think I can replicate it though. Great job as usual!

Chris R. from Iowa

Carol Lucas said...

Gorgeous card! I just love that Delicate Doilies II set, don't you? Awesome!

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous cared. Such a soft and pretty design..

Hugs~

yyam said...

Very classy. Love the stamping. Looks amazing!:)

Leslie Miller said...

A lovely sympathy card! I like your subtle double stamping of the doily image, and those perfect drops of pearls. I still have some of that pretty SU! paper, too. I think you're right about the name, but I'm not sure.

Sandie Edwards said...

Colleen, the double lines look quite striking actually, I like, a lot. Beautiful card, always so difficult for me making sympathy cards...

Bonnie said...

An optical illusion indeed. I thought the doilies were embossed until I read your post! Another beauty my friend!

Shani Thomas said...

A very appropriate and lovely sympathy card.

Joanna said...

So pretty Colleen! Just gorgeous! xo

Linda B said...

Oh Colleen, it's just beautiful. The over stamping looks perfect... like it's meant to be... and the paper is so delicate. LOVE this card!!!
Have a happy Monday!

Ruby said...

Ah hi Colleen, thank you for your lovely comment on my new website, your work is still as beautiful as ever! Would love to know how you're getting on, drop me an email when you get five mins xx

Sophie said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte.
Die Karte wirkt so leicht durch die feinen zarten Farben.
Ich bin begeistert.

xx

Stella said...

Using grey and a doily stamps is making this sympathy card goegeous. It;s always difficult to create something for a sad occasion but this looks lovely. Well done Colleen; I always enjoy being here!
XX

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