Welcome to the 2018 Kre8tors September Blog Hop. This month our theme is Sympathy, a card that is often difficult to create but can provide comfort to the person receiving it. Our Design Team Members from all over the world will be sharing with you their heartfelt designs to help provide you with some inspiration.
You may have just visited Jan's blog or perhaps you are beginning your blog hop journey here with me. I hope that you will find our creations helpful.
For my sympathy card design, I chose to use the Abstract Impressions stamp set (item #147513) from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog to create a floral background on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. I chose Gorgeous Grape Classic ink to stamp the flowers, stamping off once to get the lighter shade and then using the ink at full strength for the darker shading. The leaves and stems were stamped using Granny Apple Green Classic ink and Shaded Spruce Classic ink to provide contrast.
I layered the Whisper White cardstock panel onto a matte of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and then added a layer of Shaded Spruce cardstock which had been die cut using one of the Delicate Lace Edgelits (item #147053) to create a beautiful and intricate border on each side.
The sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set and I stamped it using Gorgeous Grape Classic ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then I created a banner on one end using the Triple Banner Punch (item #138292). I attached it to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. To complete the card I attached the card front to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base.
I wanted my sympathy card to provide comfort during a difficult time and I thought the sentiment from this stamp set provided a beautiful way to convey love and support. I chose colors that I thought were calm and soothing and suited the theme of the card.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that you have enjoyed the card that I have shared. Now it's time to visit Ilonka's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call List to find your way.
September 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List