Monday, February 18, 2013

With Sympathy

Hi everyone! If you're in the U.S., happy President's Day.

Anyone else get some crafty time this weekend? Last week when I saw the new Two Peas releases, I almost selected a kit that had bright colors, digital brushes, chevrons and splatters--all elements I gravitate toward. But then I saw another kit...vintage elements, muted colors, flowers. The kit was a little out of my norm, but gorgeous.

I decided to select the kit outside my comfort zone and came up with this card:





Aren't the flowers and butterfly pretty? Except for the Hero Arts sentiment, all of the digital elements are from Jen Reed's Antiquities collection.

I started off by cutting down a 5-panel frame into a 3-panel frame. I often don't think about cutting down supplies, but there was no way I could fit the 5 panels on a card.  Under the frame, I layered distressed patterned paper, the floral/butterfly elements, and the sentiment. There was a lot of rotating and nudging going on. ;)

Here's a close-up:



I finished off the card with a pearl and sequin. I didn't have the right color of sequin, so I colored a white one with a Copic.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Supplies
Cardstock: (blue) Stampin' Up
Patterned paper: (cream from Antiquities collection) Jen Reed
Digital brush: (Say It Again) Hero Arts
Digital elements: (flowers, butterfly, frame from Antiquities collection) Jen Reed
Other elements: (grey pearl) Doodlebug; (sequin) Hobby Lobby

20 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! I love how it turned out. Gorgeous!

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  2. This is beautiful! Lovely job!

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  3. A very serene Sympathy card Jocelyn. Very nicely done!

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  4. Absolutely stunning, Jocelyn! Good for you pushing outside the comfort zone :) I love the soft colours - so perfect for a sympathy card.

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  5. Such a pretty card, Jocelyn! I'm glad you made something out of the norm 'cause it turned out wonderfully and proves you can do anything. ;)

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  6. Wow. This might just be the perfect sympathy card. They're not fun to have to make, but you may just have to patent this design, I think it's that awesome.

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  7. This is so beautiful, Jocelyn! I think you made an awesome digi kit choice. You've made the perfect sympathy card!

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  8. This is sooooooo beautiful! I love the butterfly and the flower!!

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  9. Beautiful card! You did a wonderful choice with that digi kit. TFS

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  10. gorgeous card, Jocelyn! love love how you used the kits!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! So classy and elegant.

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  12. Way to be FEARLESS! Love that you picked the kit out of your comfort zone; you're a designer who's not content unless she's growing. Love that. And your card, so great for a sympathy card!

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  13. I love your card!
    You made he right decision in creating outside of your comfort zone. The result is sensational!

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  14. I thought I already commented on this card, I know I was mesmerized by it's beauty when I saw it! I don't know what I love most, the colors, or the layout, or your amazing collage art!! It is truly exceptional!

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  15. I usually steer clear of these types of design but you've used them so fabulously here! Really awesome and I love how they pop off that card base.

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  16. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for using my collection.

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