Friday, June 21, 2013

Amethyst Deepest Sympathy

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Loved Janelle's sketch this week. The perfect layout for a sympathy card I needed to make for a dear friend who lost her grandmother this past week.

I decided to use purple on my card as purple is her favorite colour, and I'm trusting it will bring a smile to her face amidst her sorrow.

Verve's Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane is such a fabulous stamp!  Love the size and the mix of fonts - Julee's forte :)   It fit perfectly in the oval and I added a touch of lace and some pops of yellow as well as a bit of bling to finish things off.

 

If you want a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Verve Store, all you need to do is play along with all the sketches for this month on load them on to the Verve Forum over on Splitcoast Stampers.  Here is the link to Verve's Splitcoast Forum which gives you all the sketches and challenge details.

I'm barley coming up for air after and insanely busy week - phew!!  Weekend is going to be a crazy busy one again, and I for one am very much looking forward to next Friday as the kids will both be out of school and I don't need to set my alarm for 6 a.m!!

Back tomorrow with my Just Us Girls card.  Vicki has a fabulous inspiration picture for us this week!



What's In It? Stamps:  Deepest Sympathy (Verve Stamps), French Script (Stampin' Up)
 Paper:  Lavender Lace, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, So Saffron (Stampin' Up  
Ink: Black, Almost Amethyst (Stampin' Up)   
Accessories:   Flag It Dies (A Cut Above by Verve), Scalloped Oval and Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Lace,  Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart), Crimper (Fiskars), 1/8" White Satin Ribbon, Paper Rose (Recollections), Bling, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


20 comments:

Lynn said...

The amethyst with the yellow is a gorgeous soothing color combo Marisa. I love the script background too.

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty - that bg script is perfect for this card~

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love the color,great design!!!

Maureen said...

so soothing and serene and surely with be comforting to your friend. Love the yellow flower treatment.

scrappingnana said...

Sorry you were in need of a sympathy card, but it is beautiful. Love the color combo.

Pam W Merwin said...

Such a beautiful - love the shades of lavender and the pop of the yellow!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a lovely and comforting card, Marisa.

Viv said...

Beautiful card for such a sad occasion. I'm sure you're right and it will cheer your friend when she receives it. xxx

Vickie Z said...

The purples and yellows look fabulous together!! So sorry you had to make a sympathy card but, the sentiment is gorgeous!! Sorry I haven't been by-btwn my back and when it was better I had so much catching up to do!! Have a great WE!!

Elise said...

THIS is beautiful, Marisa! SUCH an elegant and kind way to send heartfelt condolences... Unfortunately, you can NEVER have too many of these. You HAVE inspired me, that's for sure!

Cheryl said...

Wow! Your kids are still in school? My DD has been out for a month! Wish we had your school year--she has to go back just as summer really gets started! Your card is lovely. The sentiment is so elegant, and I love the touch of bright yellow and bling.

Jennifer Shults said...

This is stunning Marisa! I love that soft bow and the wonderful color combo you used. I'm sure your friend will greatly enjoy this sweet card.

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Marisa! Love the colors and how you did the ribbon with the flower.

nwilliams6 said...

That is a great sentiment and it really stands out on your super card and with your wonderful colors and papers. Gorgeous. I so need to do these challenges - the prize is wonderful. Wow. Hugz!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful!!! This card will definitely put a smile on a sad face!!! Hugs ~S~

Bonnie said...

The purples are so serene and then that pop of yellow sends a wonderful all round message! Love that beautiful sentiment!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty sympathy card Marisa!

Ravengirl said...

Another beautiful card! I think purple is lovely for sympathy cards. I think purple is lovely anyway!

Janelle Stollfus said...

The way you wrap your sentiment with key embellishments and keep the design so sleek and simple is wonderful! Thank you for the amazing sample for this week's Viva La Verve sketch.

Benzi said...

Just a beautiful sympathy card. Love the sweet ribbon/flower treatment.