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SFYTT Bird Sympathy Card


I had the unfortunate need to send a sympathy card again this past week. A male co-worker lost a member of his family. I went back to some stamps and paper that I have used for sympathy cards before but changed the lay out. I used Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT). I wanted to keep the card standard sized and relatively flat and light-weight so I could pop it in the mail right away since I won't have a chance to get to the post office until next week.
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When the card was done, it looked a little plain so I went back and added the faux stitching.

Thank you for looking.

Challenges for this card:


Supplies:

  • Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Birds Galore
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Juniper and Stampin' Up Chocolate chip
  • Papers & CS: Close To My Heart Perfect Day, Juniper, Cocoa papers, Stampin' Up Whisper White
  • Embellishments & Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities, clear button, Crystal Effects, CTMH twine, Stampin' Up oval punch, paper piercer, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip marker (sentiment computer generated)

Comments

Pat said…
Great card Cheryl, love the stitching. Thanks for joining in at MTTC this week.

Pat xx
Joan said…
These types of cards are never easy to have to make - I just love this though. The bird is wonderful and I like the three panels in the back.
Dawn said…
What a wonderful card sweetie! I really am loving anything with birds .Sorry it has to be for a sympathy card.
Anonymous said…
Thanks for joining us for the challenge at the Pixie Cottage. Very lovely card.
~Pam
oh this is just stunning. love the shading and your faux stitching is the perfect touch!
Marlene said…
Sending out sympathy cards is my least favorite task. :( Love your card. It's beautiful - and classy.
This is so pretty and serene. Wonderful sympathy card. Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage!
Karin said…
Very nice and great for a man. Perfect!
my5bratz said…
beautiful, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)
LuLu said…
Georgeous - great favourite technique to have too. Many thanks for joining in with "Fab'n'Funky" challenges.

Lou
x
Laurie said…
Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors! GREAT card! TFS!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Wonderful card- it is a lovely sympathy card. Beautiful colors as well!
Pat (mspfd) said…
Very pretty sympathy card. Love the image and colors. So sorry for your coworkers loss.
Sew-Ink said…
Very beautiful, love the patterned paper and that stamp is fabulous!
Michelle said…
Its a shame you had the need for a sympathy card but this is a beautiful card. The bird image is just perfect and the stitching was a great finishing touch. I really love the layout with the three panels behind.
Paige said…
Lovely card! The distressing gives the card so much interest, as does the faux stitching.
Joanne Gilch said…
We were on the same page on Friday! Lovely card for a sad occasion, my sympathies to your co-worker, tho.
Have a fab wkend.
Cassandra said…
Absolutely beautiful.
Loretta Rodger said…
What a beautiful card for such a sober occasion.
Anonymous said…
How elegant Cheryl, sorry for your loss.
Sandra said…
I think it looks very, very nice!
Gina said…
This is very nice. It's hard to do the sympathy cards, wither they are over done or too cheery when I try. I think the faux stitching was a good choice here, it really added a nice touch.
Risa said…
Your card is beautiful in every way Cheryl! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!
hugs
Risa:)
Katie said…
Lovely card and I'm sure he appreciated you making it.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage!
Christiana said…
This is a wonderful, heartfelt card. Love the colors, the paper, the image, everything.
Anne said…
A great card! Love the bird =) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne
artish said…
sweet and manly all in one!
i like how the design goes into the bird. thank you for playing in the circle challenge at the pixie cottage!

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