Friday, December 14, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #25

Our challenge this week was "Sympathy card". As a wife of a pastor, I often make sympathy cards so this was a good challenge for me. What I usually find challenging about sympathy cards is that I need them quickly. I actually cased myself for this one. I used one of the designs for my Christmas cards. (Even though I am not sending Christmas cards this year and will save these for next year!) I actually designed this one for National card making day. I used the set Star-studded Season from the Holiday Mini catalog and the layout on page 43 of the Fall/Winter collection


To case and meet my sympathy card challenge: I used Close as a Memory stamp set (the best sympathy set made! and the same colors (Blue Bayou stamped on Naturals Ivory cardstock.)

Sorry it's a quick post but thanks for looking!

Lisa

14 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Both are beautiful card. I especially love the 2nd one. Fabulous colors...very appropriate for sympathy cards.

www.stampingwithsheryl.com said...

Very pretty--love the colors and the layout (neat idea with the linen thread around the ribbon)!

Gerrie said...

Great cards!

Lila H said...

Very appropriate for a sympathy card. So soft and subtle.

Anita said...

Both cards are very pretty! I lovee the plaid background-just bought one of these retired backgrounds off ebay...love the sympathy set as well! Great colors and layouts!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both of you cards are lovely. I just adore that plaid background stamp!
Nice work!

Sue said...

Very nice Lisa... love the ribbon/twine and the colors. Nice job with the assignment.

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Lisa! I love the monochromatic look. The blues are very soothing.

MJ said...

Oh pretty. Love monochromatic cards. Great colors.

astampingteddy said...

Very pretty and great copy of your own card...
Claudia

Connie said...

Both are wonderful cards...great for sympathy.

tonistamps said...

I love the colors and how you tied the ribbons! Very neat!

Lori said...

Nice! The monochromatic color scheme works so well for sympathy cards.

Sunflower Stamper said...

Beautiful!!! Love both of those, but especially the sympathy one. Great job!!