Celebrating Life

Wow, I'm on a roll! Three posts in three days! Unheard of for me. 

Today I have a series of cards, which all 'go together' so to speak, as they were all given to family on the untimely loss of my hubby's uncle. Each is a little different, as they would all be seeing each other's cards. One in particular is a bit special, as it uses an image that my father-in-law painted. He had given it to me in a pack of cards that had been printed from his images. The layout was very plain, so rather than use it as it was, I decided to trim it down a bit and make a card up with it. I didn't actually ask my father-in-law if I could do this, so I hope he doesn't mind! But as it was intended for one of his siblings, I thought it would hold a special significance and be well received.

This post focuses on the first of the set, which is a very CAS card design. I used an elegant image from DigiStamp Boutique and a lovely sentiment I picked up at Ally Pally Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show some time ago. I really didn't want to add anything else, as I think condolence cards are really best when they're 'clean & simple'. So the only extra detail was a score line around the edge of the cream cardstock to 'frame' the card, which was then matted on black Papermania cardstock and again onto a cream card base. Very CAS and I was really pleased with the simple but elegant effect.


The only extra detail I added to the card was a little glossy accents to the image for a little depth and texture.


The Arty Shot

The photos were all taken in different lights, so quite a variation on tones there, but the actual card colour is as this last shot shows, a lovely rich cream. That's all for now, I'll post the other cards following this. Thanks for popping in. Hugs, Wends xxx

Challenge Entries:
Designed to Colour: #20 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: #63 ~ Monochrome
Southern Girls Challenge: #78 ~ The World In Monochrome


Chris said…
These are lovely cards, simple and tasteful. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls for this challenge.
coops said…
stunning stylish sympathy card wendy and the wording is beautiful.

xx coops x

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