Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ODBD Blog Post - My turn!!!

Hello again!!!

Today is my turn for the ODBD blog post and I decided to make a *Sympathy* card with the beautiful new released *With Heartfelt Sympathy* Set.

I know we all struggle on what to say during these very difficult times when a loved one, friend, family member or neigbor has passed. I personally never know the right words to say......and lately we had to say goodbye to a few friends :(..... Now I don't have to figure out what to say anymore - because Kelley released these 3 beautiful Sympathy Sets. Now I can tell the mourning family that I care and think of them!!!

With this card I decided to keep my focal point on the image and sentiment. I added some *Faux Stitching* and *Scoring*. The edges of the Bible Verse were distressed.
























The colors I used are - Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip. The Design Paper is from the Frosty Day Collection .

Thank you for stopping by again!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

ETA: I totally forgot to mention that the *Faux Stitching* was inspired by this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C5!!! Sorry!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: With Heartfelt Sympathy (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: White, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
Design Paper: Frosty Day
Accessories: Silver Pearls (Michael's), Piercing Tool & Mat Pack , Chocolate Chip Marker, Scor-Pal, Distressing Tool
Technique: Faux Stitching, Scoring and Edge Distressing

33 comments:

Renée said...

This is beautiful, Silke! Love the faux stitching over those layers and the colours are wonderful. A perfect sympathy card :) I'm sure the families will be touched by your gift.

Judy Rozema said...

Your faux stitching is so perfect! I love it!! The colors on this are just so fantastic -- everything about this card is fantastic!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

What a beautiful sympathy card, Silke! The uplifting colors go so well with the scripture of reassurance for a loved one.

Alex said...

Silke, this is beautiful, girl!! I love the stitching - the whole thing is gorgeous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Patti J. said...

Silke, this is just beautiful. Someone will be so blessed to receive it. Stunning card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous Silke!!

chercroppin said...

You're right Silke, that sentiment is perfect, and comforting....love your color combo here, and the stitching just really finishes it off nicely!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! Silke, this is just stunning!! What amazing layout!! Love the images too!! HUGS

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Silke, thanks so much for playing.

Danni said...

Beautiful!! What a wonderful, comforting card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

GREAT colors, and that's some fabo faux stitching!!...looks real!

StampOwl said...

stunning as always Silke :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Silke!! I just love the scoring, layout, untraditional sympathy colors and faux stitching!! The stitching looks real!!

Lisa Kind said...

So pretty, Silke! I love the dragonfly and of course, those silver pearls!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I would have sworn that was real stitching - you completely fooled me! The sentiment is very thoughtful and beautiful - exactly what a person needs to hear after losing a loved one. Beautiful card Silke!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous girl! Wow!!

Lisa Brown said...

This is so beautiful, Silke! Love the beautiful faux stitching!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Silke - this is just gorgeous. You make sympathy cards look so easy and we all know they are not!! Love the colours they are so warm and rich! Your stitching and distressing wins me over - along with everything else! Thanks for sharing Silke - it is always a pleasure to visit with you! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Leigh said...

Beautiful sympathy card.

Makiko Jones said...

How gorgeous, Silke!! Those colors are so beautiful together. Fantastic faux stitches & scoring details!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

GORGEOUS Silke!!! Such a beautiful card for such a sad occasion. Love the faux stitching and all the silver pearls and your signature scoring! Such a beautiful set by ODBD!

Viv said...

Beautiful and tasteful, as all your work is Silke.
Viv xxx

NAME: Jill Haddad said...

This is an AMAZING layout Silke. Love the "stitching" effect - very unique touch. tfs.

Antje said...

A great card Silke, not overdone, but comforting for somebody who had a loss! Love the colors and the layout.... I was for some time unable to come to your blog and find so many great new cards you have done meanwhile - thanks, to me you are a great source of inspiration!

Randi said...

Silke, I saw this first at ODB. It is beautiful! I hope you have time to enter something for SSCC this week. I love looking at your designs.

Kelley said...

Wow, I love these bright happy colors!! I thought the stitching was real!! Super cool card!

Maggie said...

You never cease to amaze me. All your designs seem to be so simple, but they come out so elegant and stunning! I wish I was you for just one day......... *wink*

Andrea M said...

What a lovely card! I love your cards - they always have such clean lines and are so wonderfully put together. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Beate said...

Silke, this card looks wonderful! Well...I love all your work!
Big cyber hugs
Hugs and smiles

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful!!

Jessy said...

This is such a beautiful comforting card!! I really like the colors you used and all the little details too. FABULOUS!!

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