Monday, 25 January 2016

CC#47 - With Sympathy


Well, I'm sorry to say that I need one of these this week, for a family at our church. I looked at various challenges over the weekend to inspire me for this card and landed on The Card Concept's Floral Elegance photo:



I was inspired by the white-on-white layered leaves and the dark branches. I took a very clean approach, using Simon's Clustered Leaves, Clearly Besotted 'sympathy', Papertrey 'with' and an MFT Pierced Square die.

I cut the leaves out of a larger piece of white cardstock before cutting it again with the square die. This allowed me to lay the leaves back in and keep that one little one poking out the side.

23 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful cards Ardyth, your to laid trick is very creative.

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the inlaid leaf ,sympathy cards are the hardest to do not just to make but give as well x

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the inlaid leaf ,sympathy cards are the hardest to do not just to make but give as well x

Gabi MeWi said...

A selfmade card (and such a beautie) will give solace.

Lynn said...

Beautiful Ardyth.

I Card Everyone said...

Gorgeous.
=]

Dana & Glen said...

I'm sorry for your loss Ardyth! Amazing card, perfect!

TK said...

Beautiful! Keeping it simple for a Sympathy card is a great thing...

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful! I love it!

Abi said...

I'm sorry you neded it but it's a very soft and understated card. Love the inlaid leaves.

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Ardyth ... a perfect sympathy card! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card, Ardyth!!! Love how you've done the leaves with the one going off the edge!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Angela said...

These are hard cards to make. This is beautiful and elegant x

Lisa said...

Lovely card Ardyth!

laurie said...

Love that inlaid leaf, beautiful sympathy card Ardyth. I really like the design,too. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Lindsey said...

What a perfect touch, to have that extra leaf adding something extra to this clean design.

Geri said...

Elegant simplicity! Love the wee little leaf that has escaped the confines of the stitched square :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Gorgeous!!! Your creations always amaze me!
Thanks for sharing this beauty with us here at The Card Concept!

Lilian YF said...

Love what you did with the dies!
Good to see you at The Card Concept!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

MaryA said...

I really like the sending hugs card. The colors are great and the placement of the flower and leaves is just right. I was especially glad to see the PTI dies used here since I have those but haven't used them in awhile. this gives me new ideas for those.
Mary

Sheri Gilson said...

Love the wonderful CAS designs! Thanks for joining the Card Concept challenge!

Bobby said...

Soft and wonderful sympathy card and I love the leaf off the edge.

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card Ardyth and congrats on your win over at Card Concept!