Square Sympathy Card

I needed a quick sympathy card for my bowling league to sign - one of our bowler's father passed away.  The sunshine chair told me that it would be hand-delivered, so I used the opportunity to make a square card, since I didn't have to worry about mailing it.  However, I did have to be concerned about dimension - I have found that large bumpy embellishments on the front of the card made it hard for people to write on the front inside of the card.   The problem then was to make a dramatic card without too much dimension.
The papers I used to frame the sentiment were all scraps from my gelli plate experiments.  They all have metallic paint as part of the mix, so the pieces all have  nice shimmer (and as a result, they don't scan their true color).  The butterflies were also punched from the same group of scraps.  The sentiment is from the wild rose stamp set by amuse studio; I embossed it with iridescent EP.  I couldn't resist a tiny bit of bling in the corners.

Challenges:

Juliet Arrighi

15 comments:

Tracey Fehr said...

Oh I love the background you created with your experimental scraps! That is such a neat idea and it looks awesome with the various colors! Thanks for linking up with us for our Smarties inspired challenge!
Tracey F., DT {The Lollipop Ladies}

Susan Hogan said...

Great way to use the scraps and the bling looks good. Your butterflies are sweet and it is a good sympathy card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Lollipop Ladies for our current challenge.

shampylou30 said...

Love this card background is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Ladies.

Myrna said...

Juliet, you have done a lovely job on a very sensitive card.
Myrna

Danni said...

A lovely card! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Too bad the shimmer does not show up- but I can imagine it is fabulous IRL!!! You'll have to post some of your Gelli Plate fun one of these days : )

frommycraftroom said...

Lovely butterflies. Thank you for sharing with us at the Lollipop Ladies.

Heather said...

A very sweet sympathy card. They are so hard to make as they needed to be beautiful, but subdued at the same time. Wish I could see those metallics in real life! Thanks for playing with the Lollipop Ladies.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That is a fabulous sympathy card. They are so very hard to make! Love the paper you have made. I have ordered a gelli plate. Hope my paper turns out as fabulous as yours.

Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

Kathy said...

So pretty. I always love butterflies on sympathy cards. Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesdays.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Great card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LOLLIPOP LADIES challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Suzie McFloozy said...

Love the quilted effect that all your squares have created x
Thanks for playing along with us over at Jellypark friends & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Mel said...

Like the patchwork effect
Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments
Mel DT

Donna said...

Lovely card....love the background..thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Moments!
Hugs Donna DT
xx