{8.25.2012} with sympathy

This little birdie flew into my home this month.  Isn’t he sweet.  I love the sketched look and yet he is quite simple and elegant at the same time.  His first job is a sympathy card and he did it well.

I chose to go with a very soft and serene color palette: cream, creamy brown and robin’s egg.  The sketch for this second round of the Hero Arts August 2012 challenge was the perfect inspiration for this sympathy card.

I started out by stamping the bird and sentiment and then masked them off before stamping the lattice background.  It creates a fabulous illusion of depths while still being a one layer card.  To finish off this clean and simple card, I added a few pearls.

This would be a great card for mass production.  You could change the sentiment and colors to create a great gift set.


  1. lostinpaper

    Sooo pretty! Love this subtle colour palette and this image works so well on a sympathy card!

  2. Karen B.

    So beautiful, what a soft palette, and really soothing.

  3. Lynn

    Soft, feminine and all around gorgeous.

  4. Jackie

    Perfect sympathy card for sure. And you’re right about the ease of mass production on this one – it would make a great gift set! Love it!

  5. veronica

    what a great one layer card! love the layout, and the colors too!

  6. Lindsey

    CAS is the way to go for sympathy cards for me — and this is perfect.

  7. Jessi

    Perfect colours – and how can that bird manage to look either fun or soothing? Crazy. I love how you did the sentiment & vertical panel, and I definitely love that bg!

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