Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Perfect Sentiments Challenge 14: Sympathy Inspiration

Happy Wednesday friends and welcome back for another challenge with The Perfect Sentiment! 

This weeks challenge is to create a card with a sympathy sentiment and the twist is to use the inspiration photo I will share with you in just a moment. No one likes to think about the passing away of a loved one or a friend but as we all know this is a part of life we must deal with. I think it means so much and helps your friend or family member when they have a beautiful handmade card to look at that has a personalized note of condolence and kind words for them to look at during their time of grief. This is the thought I keep in mind when I am creating a sympathy card as these are not my favorite cards to make due their purpose.

Now for my card created from the inspiration photo.......
And now the inspiration photo....
Isn't this picture just gorgeous? I mean how could you not be inspired by this beautiful winter scene.

I used the gorgeous papers from the Tradewind Stack by DCWV. I absolutely love the papers in this stack and when I saw the inspiration photo I knew this paper would work perfectly. I stamped the sentiment from a stamp my MIL gave me~thanks Myrna~I love the blues/golds & cream tones in this paper. 

To reference the tree in the inspiration photo I used half of a tree cut from the Bloom cartridge by Cricut. 

I tied some yummy white satin ribbon in a knot to mimic the white from the snow and frost in the winter scene. I really like how this card turned out.

I cut a thin strip of the blue rose paper for an accent on the bottom. I wanted to leave plenty of room to write some words of encouragement. 

Now for some inspiration from my fellow DT & Guest DT members....
Joan aka Sassy 

Guest DT Members........

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Shelly at Shelly's Images . She is offering up one free digital image of your choice if you are selected as the winner for this weeks challenge. Be sure to stop by her store and check out all of the images she has available. 

Now that you have been inspired by the all of the beautiful cards by my fellow DT members be sure to head to your creative space and start working on your submission for this weeks challenge. Don't forget to stop by the Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog to get all of the details surrounding this weeks challenge. 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another scrappy post...I will be showing you this adorable vintage Valentines Bingo mini I made. 

Happy Scrappin!!

Products used on this project:
Tradewinds Stack DCWV
Coredinations cardstock-Sandtrap
Coredinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection-Broken China
Colorbox Cateye Chalk inks-Blue Iris
Satin ribbon-purchased from Costco
Bloom Cricut cartridge


  1. Very pretty, Abby! And I love how you lined the inside of the card!! I'm going to have to remember that ;-)

  2. This is amazing I love the tree balancing out the big bow artistic genius!!!

  3. love the paper choice and the big white ribbon is a nice touch.

  4. You are so good. I wish I had just a smidgeon of your talent.

  5. Beautiful card! I love that paper and the tree element is so perfect for it. Great card and great job.

  6. Beautiful card, Abby! Love the bow. :)

  7. I love how your card turned out. The background paper is perfect. The inside of the card is nice too. I don't always think about the inside. Guess I'll have to do better!

  8. I love that paper! Cute card, thanks for sharing it with us!

  9. Abby, this really is gorgeous! Love that wide ribbon and that paper is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays and of course all your hard work at The Perfect Sentiment.

  10. Lovely card. Such beautiful papers and such a lush bow. So glad you joined the challenge at Sentimental Sundays this week.

  11. Wonderful Card. I like bloom Cricut cartridge.
    Thanks for join us @ Sentimetal Sundays!

  12. Very elegant card! Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Olivia

  13. I really love the big ribbon you used.

  14. Really Pretty Abby.I love the back ground paper.

  15. Stunning SYMPATHY creation lovely colours & gorgeous bow

    thanks for sharing at DCD chall this time

    smiles Christine DT DCD


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