Saturday, January 21, 2012
Sympathy card swap
I joined a swap on the circle messageboard to trade sympathy cards. Stumped for inspiration, a quick google images search revealed lots of white, purple, lilies, flowers... I joined because it was a small swap and quite a creativity challenge. These daisies are from the Botanicals lite cricut cartridge, and cut from white cardstock. Working on a nonstick mat, I added platinum coloured stickles to the petals. Oops, almost forgot to grab a picture!
The cards are 5.5 x 4". The base paper is a deep purple cut at 5.25 x 3.75" and the 2 tone zigzag paper cut at 5 x 3.5" from my stash. Somehow I like how the zigzags roll vertically, but I don't know why I like it. I couldn't figure out what to do about the "floating" look. I was thinking of grass or a flower pot but I couldn't figure out how to go about doing it so I opted to leave them simple.
I used Fiscars brand clear acrylic "all around quotes" to stamp the inside of the cards with colorbox green pigment ink. The quote says, "a moment lasts all of a second but the memory lives on forever." I thought that was a respectful way to convey sympathy and caring without being too generic. I look forward to the return mail to see what others creative minds have done.