Apr 12 2009

Sublime Silk Sympathy

Published by at 8 48 pm under Inkadinkado,Papertrey Ink,Sympathy Cards

Happy Easter everyone! Hope you enjoyed a Blessed Day!!! Tonight I have a card to share that I consider so *me*, so what I love — black ink only, soothing and minimal colors (but yet striking colors), beautiful patterns and gorgeous ribbon — Stamped Simply! And following a sketch made it simpler yet. I followed this week’s Weekend Sketch Challenge hosted this week by Laurie Schmidlin — LOVELY sketch!!! Here it is:


I both rotated and flipped the sketch — if that makes sense — essentially it is backwards in every direction, but it’s there! You can seethe sketchhere. This card went together very quickly. As I said above, all my decisions were made before I even started — I had the sketch, I chose the paper, which dictated the ribbon, and I knew I wanted to do black ink only and that it needed to fit into the round focal image — so all I had to do was find an image to work — easy as that!!! When I go to make a card, typically the first thing I select is my paper. Once having the paper I am in the mood to use in hand, it usually sets the tone for whatever is to be and then things just move along smoothly. This card is large, at 5.25″ wide x 7.75″ high. I’m really enjoying this larger size of late.


Isn’t this Silk Ribbon perfect with the Sublime paper by Kaiser? I am totally ELATED with the match — TOTALLY!!! The image is an Inkadinkado stamp from the Nostalgia set, andmy birdhas a Snow White Kaiser Pearl eye. Birds always need eyes!!!


The beautiful and delicate With Sympathy is from a Papertrey Ink set, cut with a Ribbon Slide die by Spellbinders. I have used just a bit of my 1/4″ Silk Ribbon run through the openings on the end — just a little touch, but it really sets off the sentiment!

Stamps: Nostalgia by Inkadinkado; Out on a Limb Sentiments by Papertrey Ink.

Paper: PTI White, SU Black, Kaiser Sublime DP.

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, ColorBox Chalk Lime Pastel (to DTP the edges)

Accessories: 1.25″ Celery and 1/4″ Black Silk Ribbon by May Arts from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Petite Circle Nestabilities and Ribbon Slide Dies by Spellbinders; Kaiser Snow Pearl; K & Co Green Rhinestones; SU Corner Rounder; Glue Glider, Mounting Squares.


Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the May Arts Silk ribbons and more.

Joan’s Garden carries Spellbinders, Inkadinkado and Kaiser products, as well as the Glue Glider and mounting squares. And Joan has a lot of fun new things listed today (Monday), so check her out. (SSshhh — but she actually posts late on Sunday night if you are still up — LOL!!!)

Thanks so much for stopping in today. It was relaxing to come home this evening and make a fairly quick card – hope you enjoy it and that you, too, have some time to do whatever it is that pleases you! Thanks so much — see you soon!!!

30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Sublime Silk Sympathy”

  1. Ann says:

    Totally gorgeous! I love every detail!

  2. Oh my goodness…this IS sublime Sharon! Gorgeous use of the sketch and some of my favourite colors!

  3. Ali Manning says:

    Oh, this is just stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Melissa says:

    This is gorgeous. Great job!!

  5. Kathie says:

    BEAUTIFUL in every way!! Love that ribbon! TFS

  6. Jerri Kay says:

    This IS so you Sharon! Oh my gosh, that ribbon has me swooning, my favorite color, so gorgeous, so shimmery, it must be a joy to work with. A beautiful sympathy card, absolutely love it!

  7. Kathleen says:

    Oh Sharon when I saw your heading I knew it had to be more Kaiser-sublime paper. After seeing your other cards with this paper I just had to have some. Did I say some, I bought sheets of them. I was lucky enough to go to their outlet here and shopped up a storm. You also made me get the Inkadinkado-delicate branches stamp set. You are very much the enabler, lol. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful creations with us.

  8. Lisa Brown says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon!

  9. Carol C says:

    Just BEAUTIFUL! Sharon.
    Love the ribbon, colors, all of it.

  10. Colleen Horner says:

    Very pretty. I am going to search through my stash and see if there isn’t some sublime lime in there someplace. Love the sketch, too.


  11. This is a stunner, Sharon!!! Love the colors, the little bit of ribbon on the slider and the larger ribbon bow. Love it all!!!

  12. jules p says:

    this is a beautiful card. the ribbon is so pretty. the colors are great too.

  13. Bev J. says:

    I really like bird images and your card is very pretty-like the green with the black and white. I have started blogging again and the new address is in the info. area. tfs

  14. Gorgeous gorgeous card Sharon.
    I love the colors.You are so talented.
    Did I say it was gorgeous!

  15. Sandra says:

    I absolutely LOVE this. (of course, I love everything that you do). I really think that you would like living in Florida, the house across the street from me is empty!!! LOL. seriously though, thank you for sharing your creativity with the rest of us.

    Have a blessed Easter season, Sandra

  16. B-eautiful Sharon! Love your choice of colors & image! LOVE IT!!

  17. Jany says:

    Very elegant! TFS!

  18. Sheila says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I came to visit your blog today for inspiration. My dear Dad passed away 2 1/2 weeks ago and I wanted to make some “Thank You” cards for family & friends who made donations & sent flowers in his memory. I knew I would find a card to CASE and today’s card fit the simplicity I was looking for. TFS! Sheila

  19. Cindy H. says:

    Gorgeous!! The colors are so pretty and the bow/ribbon is divine!!

  20. JILL S says:

    Another amazing card! I absolutely adore your elegant style, Sharon! I am so in awe!! Beautiful – colours, ribbon, design – all of it! TFS

    Jill, N Ireland

  21. Billie says:

    wow, just gorgeous and stunning, love it

  22. Tosh says:

    GORGEOUS!! Love the colors and your wonderful take on this sketch!! WOW!

  23. Gorgeous card Sharon! Elegant. You do elegant so well!

  24. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon!! This is SO you!! Very pretty!
    Have a great day!

  25. Lynne in NI says:

    WOW! Absolutey beautiful card! Your ribbon is gorgeos and the colours so pretty!

  26. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I so love this! The sublime paper is some of my very favorite and the greens are so beautiful. I love the black stamped image too. Absolutely terrific!


  27. Sharon, you have such an elegant and timeless stamping style…everything you make is absolutely exquisite!! I adore how you flipped the sketch…it’s just beautiful!!

    Thanks so much for playing!!


  28. Juanita in Ohio says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I LOVE green with black and white it is so refreshing. You did an excellent job, TFS.

  29. leslierich says:

    Anything really beautiful looks “so you”, Sharon. You have such a talent for stamping simply yet beautifully. This is one GORGEOUS card!

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