Handmade Sympathy Cards Are Always In Season
Creating sympathy cards during the Christmas season is not my favorite thing. However, since I needed one for the family of a very special stamping friend, I went to work creating one that I knew my friend would have loved.
Because the Petal Palette Bundle does not have any sympathy sentiments or verses, I did have to pull out another stamp set for those. In the end, I chose Flourishing Phrases. I also pulled in the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add a foliage texture to the background.
Choosing a Color Scheme For My Sympathy Card
I knew that I wanted my card to be bright and cheerful because my friend was full of pluck. Furthermore, she always wore a big smile in the face of adversity! Since I was not feeling too creative when I started, I went with a color scheme that I had used before and had recently came across going through my card stash (well, the one that is not packed up in a moving box somewhere, anyway).
The color scheme is Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, and Gold. The color scheme ended up being perfect. Consequently, I was able to weave some symbolism into each part of the card which ended up fueling my creative juices! Here are the symbolism’s that I wove into the card:
- The Lemon Lime Twist gives a bright and cheerful background to the card that reminds me of her big smile.
- The softness of the Pink Pirouette speaks to the kindness of my dear sweet friend.
- The gold allowed me to use the Gold Metallic thread to represent how she added richness to the tapestry of my life.
- The Metallic Enamel Shapes represent two things; the heart represents how much I love her, and the other represent my tears.
Blending With The Stampin’ Blends
I used the Stampin’ Blends to color those gorgeous flowers. However, since we don’t carry Stampin’ Blends in Lemon Lime Twist or Sweet Sugarplum, I had to blend other colors together to achieve a coordinated color scheme.
My first challenge was to obtain a color that coordinated with Lemon Lime Twist. In order to do that I used the light Old Olive and the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. The blend is almost a perfect match, don’t you think? For my second blending challenge of coordinating Sweet Sugarplum, I chose Pink Pirouette light and dark along with a touch of Rich Razzleberry light. This resulted in an almost exact match to the Sweet Sugarplum that I used on the sympathy sentiment. On the whole, I am pleased with how the blending turned out. I also discovered that the Stampin’ Blends have a smooth and easy glide when coloring with them. Therefore, I can’t wait to play with them some more! To learn more about the Stampin’ Blends, click here.
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