June 09, 2010

Patterned paper sympathy


It's Wednesday! Halfway through the week already!

Today's card was made weeks ago for Sasya's Sketch #14 which debuts today. I like making square cards when I need a larger canvas to fit all my elements on. (I know, I know...I ended that sentence with a prepositional phrase!)


Fun sketch, huh? I turned it on its side and changed it a tiny bit, but I really liked this one. Sasya always has some great sketches. That girl is uber-talented! Have you seen her personal blog?

Originally I stamped a flourish from PTI's Fancy Flourishes set on the grey panel (under the butterflies), but it was too...much? Something. So I cut a new grey piece from the Basic Grey pack I was using (Scarlet's Letter) and left it plain. I like "white space" (or grey space, as the case may be).
The BG was embossed with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder, but because the card was bigger than the folder, I left one side un-embossed! Other stamps are LIfe and Communique Sentiments.

I hope you like this one...I sure do. Come play along this week at Sasya's Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by today friends! And thank you for all your sweet comments on yesterday's card too. Made me feel on top of the world!

23 comments:

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is beautiful - the contrast is so striking. Love the little butterflies and the embossing adds great texture.

BonnieRose said...

this is a beautifully designed card.. love it.

Кудрявая said...

Dana, a combination of black and white looks very elegant! Still very pleased with his side stretched with ribbon.

Melissa said...

Beautiful, Dana! Love the black and white with the butterflies!

Laurie said...

The ribbon border is amazing! I also love the sentiment label! This is just a beautiful card! Going to have to try and play with that sketch for sure!

~amy~ said...

Okay, wow....sympathy cards are thee most difficult {next to dude cards}....yours is absolutely gorgeous...nice mix of patterns...

Diane Jaquay said...

This is such a GORGEOUS card Dana, you did a superb job with the sketch!!

Keva said...

I think it's lovely, Dana. Love the colors and the ribbon on the side looks way cool.

Lindsay said...

Love this Dana! I really like that ribbon on the side and your labels die is fantastic! Great job!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely card! Excellent sketch and the way you have used it.

Amy said...

First of all, I LOVE this card. So elegant. Love the sentiment overstamped on the Life flowers, Love the sketch, and lastly Love the label die. Yet another one to add to my list!!

Leah said...

Very classy and elegant, perfect for a sympathy card.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Dana! I'm usually not a big fan of monochromatic cards but this it beautiful! Fun sketch, too!

Sasya said...

Dana, you're so LOVELY, girl!! :)) thanks for sharing my blog~ oh i'm a crazy blogger... ^^

your card is wonderful, i just adore black and white cards!! :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is beautiful!

Courtney Baker said...

Beautiful and striking!

Karen B. said...

Oh my this is beautiful. And soothing. I didn't think black could do that. Funny, I just ordered that sentiment set (first PTI order!!) and had Life in my basket...but then I ran out of money.

Jennifer Carter said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the ribbon on the side! So many beautiful elements!

Jill said...

How lovely, Dana! The ruffled ribbon on the side like that makes the card. Great job with the sketch!

Davi said...

Dana, Very pretty B&W. Love the ruffled ribbon and butterflies.

Alice Wertz said...

very elegant sympathy card, Dana! beautiful take on the sketch, too! love it!

IamDerby said...

What a great card, that ribbon up the side is just perfect.

Belinda said...

Love your black and white combo! The ribbon treatment is fun as well!