Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Sympathy Blues

This is one of two posts today.  Please click HERE for 'Bits and Pieces:  A Baby Card for Jinny.'

Hello everyone!  For those of you who follow me, you know that I am continually making things to stock my card basket at the local art gallery.  These sympathy cards are heading there.  Both versions are similar, with just minor differences on each:


A 'Colleen Bow' here on one of the cards...



I used Everyday Sayings / Hero Arts for both versions, beautiful K & Co. die cuts, and some gorgeous snippets of retired Stampin' Up! papers.


I really like certain colors for sympathy cards.  Blues and greens are good ones, I think.  They are cool and serene.  What colors do you tend to use for these cards?



Stamps: Everyday Sayings - Hero Arts Paper: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, damasks, stripe - SU Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: white seam binding - Hug Snug Accessories & Tools: doilies - Wilton; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; floral die cuts - K & Co.

20 comments:

Sindhu said...

Colleen, both cards are SO beautiful! Colours are so soothing. I love those die cuts! Need to get some.. :)

Reusing with Quilling said...

Soothing colors ,perfect for such cards ! Loved both of them !

Leslie Miller said...

Two beautiful designs with those amazing die cuts and pretty papers (which I still have quite a lot of and love it). I like anything soft and soothing for a sympathy card and do also tend to use a lot of blues and greens.

Marisa said...

Perfect soothing colours and two lovely cards.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Oh my word, Colleen...the cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful, Colleen...I love them both!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful ... loving the pearls and the flowers!!!!

Selma said...

Both cards are beautiful.

Maria said...

Gorgeous cards! So soft and pretty with the flowers and pearls!

Shani Thomas said...

I agree that pastel and soothing colors are the best for sympathy cards. Yours are always well done and appropriate. Quite frankly, I have often seen sympathy cards that I did not feel were appropriate at all.

Benzi said...

Gorgeous in those wonderful colors. Those K&CO die cuts are so beautiful. I have used black and white, green and white, who knows? I can't even remember.

Lisa said...

Love them both Colleen! The flowers are so very pretty and both cards are peaceful. they're sure to sell FAST!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your usual style of beautiful! The added pearls are a great touch too~

Sue Lelli said...

Blues and greens and doilies and Pretty flowers are Wonderful for sympathy cards. THX for the Colleen bow tutorial! I may have to try that one!!!

lisa808 said...

I always enjoy seeing your 'Colleen' bows. Blue is a good color for sympathy cards. Love the pearls around the doily.

Emily Keaton said...

These should sell well at the gallery, Colleen. It is hard to find such beautiful sympathy cards!

Donna B. said...

Beautiful Colleen! Perfect for a sympathy card.

Jinny Newlin said...

So soft, luxurious, and full of elegance, Col! Simply gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Another gorgeous "Colleen" card! Love these colors!

Abdul Bari Chanessra said...

Sympathy Flowers & Gifts. During a time when words won't suffice, a simple bouquet of sympathy flowers can lift a loved one's spirits a happy customer who ordered a flower delivery in Fiona Stanley Hospital.

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