Mar 31 2009

Lavender Silk Sympathy

Published by at 8 09 pm under Papertrey Ink,Penny Black,Sympathy Cards

I needed a feminine sympathy card today and I chosefresh Eastercolors with my new Lavender Silk Ribbon. It is 1.5″ wide and works up like an absolute DREAM — so soft and lovely! It is available in 10 colors and 2 widths at My Ribbon Saleabove my blog banner.


Another simple card to put together! I used a favorite old stamp by Penny Black, inking it with ColorBox Chalk inks and stamping it 3 times without re-inking — easy! I cut the image with my Curved Rectangle Nesties and left the image in the die so I could sponge on the yellow shades, leaving my white border. My fancy corner is from my new Flourish Accent dies by Spellbinders. There is another corner the same in the lower right, but it’s not showing. I added a border punched with a Martha Stewart punch, a PTI sentiment, wrapped on my beautiful ribbon and called it done! Oh, almost forgot my rhinestones! Can’t forget those — the finishing touch!!!

Stamps: Blush by Penny Black. Sentiment from Out on a Limb Sentiments by Papertrey Ink.

Paper: PTI White, SU So Saffron and retired Uptown DP.

Ink: Color Box Chalk: Olive Pastel, Warm Violet, Dark Peony, Chestnut Roan, Yellow Citrus; SU (to sponge) Barely Banana and retired Marigold Morning; Versa Fine Onyx Black for sentiment.

Accessories: May Arts Silk Ribbon from My Ribbon Saleabove my blog banner; Spellbinders products: Petite Oval Nestabilities, Curved Rectangles, Flourish Accents; Martha Stewart Border Punch; SU Corner Rounder, Spongeand Dimensionals; Kaiser Rhinestones; Glue Glider.


My Ribbon Saleabove my blog banner has the Silk Ribbon anda variety of the May Arts Ribbons.

Joan’s Garden carries products used on this card by: Spellbinders, Kaiser, Martha Stewart, Glue Glider.

Thanks much for stopping in today! I also need a masculine sympathy card by Friday, so that should be up soon. Masculine sympathy cards are definitely harder for me — I have less appropriate stamps for them, but I’m sure I’ll dig something up!!! I’ll probably focus more on the sentiment than on an image — yes, that’s a good idea! Thanks for listening while I figured that out – LOL!!! Hope you’re having a great week!!! See you soon!!!

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “Lavender Silk Sympathy”

  1. Kathleen says:

    A lovely card. The blush stamp is so versatile and I often reach for it.

  2. Jerri Kay says:

    A very soft and pretty sympathy card. Oh my gosh, that ribbon is delicious! It shimmers so beautifully in the photograph.

  3. Ann says:

    Such a soft and lovely card. That ribbon is absolutely beautiful.

  4. Starla(star) says:

    Having had to make a sympathy card this week also, I have found myself looking at what others do for these difficult cards!! This is just lovely!

  5. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is such a beautiful card. I love that flower stamp and how you used it. The ribbon is absolutely stunning and I love how it’s drapes so softly. Great job!!!!


  6. Jen says:

    Just beautiful!!!!!

  7. JoAnn says:

    So beautiful, Sharon. Definitely soft and feminine. I love your new silk ribbons….but…will have to wait awhile to indulge after my last splurge. LOL

  8. Cindy H. says:

    Such a lovely card!! Beautiful image and lovely script on the verse. Your ribbon looks so delicate and is just gorgeous.

  9. Toni says:

    I’m sorry to hear that you need a sympathy card, but it is truly lovely!

  10. Ida says:

    Soft and Serene. Very calming colors an oh so pretty.

  11. That’s the yummiest silk ribbon I’ve ever seen! What a lovely and happy card!

  12. Heidi Karpen says:

    Incredibly lovely Sharon- the ribbon does really make it!

  13. Sue (suen) says:

    Gorgeous card, Sharon! This is one of my favorite flower stamps! I love the colors you chose, the divine bow and pretty corner embellishment!

  14. Susan G says:

    Another beautiful card! With all the floral stamps I have, this Penny Black one is not among them. I’ve eyed it for so long but just have never bought it. That will probably change. It makes a very appropriate sympathy card.

  15. Chris says:

    This is one very pretty card indeed – and that ribbon is just so beautiful!

  16. Billie says:

    I knew I loved the card, I have the same stamp, I to still have it and really like it. To me you gave it a whole knew look, so pretty

    ribbon…soon… check
    I will figure something out for the rest to make this card :)….tfs

  17. Heather says:

    This is a very pretty card with the colours working so well together and an overall soft, gentle theme.

  18. This is absolutely stunning!!! Love all the details and that gorgeous ribbon!!

  19. CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love beautiful layout and the wonderful little flourish elements…and LOVE that ribbon!

  20. Debbie says:

    This card is soft spoken, like how you outlined the yellow with paper, soft touch with the florish and stamp ( have that stamp and use often) and the ribbon is shimmery.

  21. Michelle R says:

    Sharon, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! That’s one of my old favorite Penny Black stamps, too. And you have certainly created a beautiful fresh & new look with it here!

  22. BEAUTIFUL! LOVE this one! The embelli in the upper corner is perfect, the ribbon is stunning….your stamping is amazing! BEAUTIFUL, Sharon! TFS! 🙂

  23. lisa808 says:

    Gorgeous and elegant!

  24. evette says:

    Loved how u made this a warm and appealing card rather then some of the cards people make for sympathy cards that are too dark and sad. We need to celebrate life not get depressed. Our Lord takes care of us so it is not a sad time but one to rejoice in. Yes it is hard on the ones that lose the person but we all need to help one another and lift each other up. Your ribbons are terrific and I may be back to buy some. Right now I am saving to go to Ohio and hit many craft stores out there where my sis lives. Plus a stamp sale in Zoar, Ohio May 16th. Should be GREAT!! Thanks for sharing your fantastc talents with us as always. ekc

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