Friday, March 2, 2012

A few more sympathy cards...

I'm back today with another couple of cards that were made for my co-worker. As I stated in my post yesterday, I was commissioned by her to make 5 sympathy cards. Some of them could be interchangeable, as I used simple sentiments. I've got 4 more cards to show you, but I'll just share 2 of them tonight. :)

This first card is for the One Layer Wednesday challenge. This week we were asked to create a one layer card using cream, black, and bling! :) I used some Core-dinations shimmery cream paper, Stampin' Up! Basic Black ink and stamps, and rhinestones by Kaiser Craft.

Here it is with a few detailed shots~




The second and last card for tonight is for the Pink Elephant sketch challenge, the Top Tip Tuesday Faux or Real stitching challenge, and for the CR84FN color challenge: kraft, gray, and yellow.



Here's my card~

Details~





I chose faux stitching, as I don't have a sewing machine and hand stitching didn't quite appeal to me. It took quite a while to do all the pieces I wanted to faux stitch, but I really like the way it turned out! I have a TIP for faux stitching--draw your lines in with a ruler before paper piercing to save time--it's a lot easier that way! For my faux stitching, I chose to use a dark gray glitter gel pen. I also highlighted the sentiment with a glitter gel pen to give a bit more depth to my card. I LOVE glitter gel pens!!! :) All cardstock and stamps are by Stampin' Up!, the patterned paper is by DCWV, and the rhinestones are by Basic Grey.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek--I can't wait to see everyone else's creations! Happy stamping! :)

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Lovely sympathy cards Mynnette! I'm with you...I love my sparkly Gel glitter pen. It gives the sweetest hint of golden sparkle! Have a great weekend ;)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great cards, love the scoring on the first card....and of course you can CASE my card, email me when you get it up, love to see your take on it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- I think the color combo is very striking - and love all of the details....and...love the first card too- I cannot make a one layer card....!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards very tastefully done - Jacqueline xx

Shannon White said...

Goodness these are just Lovely! And Sympathy card are always the hardest to make! Love the CAS Style of the first one. And I love your faux stitching and all the Wonderful layers on the second one. 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Samantha said...

Beautiful cards for a difficult occasion, love the yellow one with the faux stitching and great tip too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Vicky Hayes said...

These are so different Mynnette and both lovely although being a bit of a CAS fan, my favourite is the first.

Deborah Frings said...

Mynnette - these are lovely sympathy cards. The panels and faux stitching are brilliant! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Susan said...

Mynette, you've created an array of gorgeous cards! LOVE the way the faux stitching looks ... that's something I use a LOT! LOL! I have a machine, but hate to re-thread it with different colors all the time! Your OLW card is perfectly CAS!

Pauline said...

Lovely cards. I find sympathy cards hard to make because Ilike glitter. However you did a perfect job of that. I really liked your challenge card. So elegant.
Hugs
Pauline H.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all the layers and stitching on your sympathy card, Mynette! LOVE the way you combined the colors and the patterns on the sympathy label. THX so much for playing with us at CR84FN!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely card!! The layers and stitching are wonderful along with your fabulous take on this weeks sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!
~Sheri

Deneen said...

Great sympathy card, very elegant. Thanks for joining the Stitching Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful Sympathy card Mynette! All your fancy stitching looks fabulous! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Annette said...

Sympathy cards are so hard, but these are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with our stitches challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.
Annette
xx

HandmadebyTLC said...

Beautiful job! This is perfect for the Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday and I sure hope you join us again tomorrow! Best of Luck

Hugs
Tammy Louise