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!

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


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

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

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

  4. 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. ;)

  5. 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.

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

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

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

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

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! So classy and elegant.

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

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


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