Monday, December 21, 2015

Serene Silhouettes Sympathy Card

12/30/2015 Update: Serene Silhouettes won a Top Three position in AHSC #139.

This week I noticed that my stash of both Get Well and Sympathy cards was depleted so decided I needed to make a few to keep on hand.

The design for this card was inspired by the sketch at The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #139.

I also entered these "Anything but Christmas" challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge
Inkspirational #98

All Sorts #342/343

Images were stamped in black on white cardstock, die cut, edges sponged with black ink and adhered to gray cardstock squares. A banner was cut from striped DSP. The three squares were adhered with foam tape to a panel of dotted vellum. This was adhered to a panel of pink cardstock and then adhered to the gray card base. The card base opens on the side, which I prefer for landscape
cards because the card stands up better than a card that opens at the bottom edge. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white cardstock and stamped with a coordinating image and a sentiment. In keeping with the sketch, three pearls were added to the upper left side.

Deadline to join the challenge is Sunday evening, December 27, 2015, so stop by the AHSC blog!

The other challenges have varying deadline dates so drop by and visit Mod Squad, Inkspirational and All Sorts.
Techniques: Die cutting, sponging, stamping
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette
DSP: Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum, black & white stripe from stash
Dies: Banner Framelits & Simon Says Stamp Double Stitched Squares
Misc.: Martha Stewart stick-on pearls & CTMH foam tape


  1. Your card is gorgeous, I love how you have built this up and the colours compliment each other so well. Thanks for joining Ink x

  2. So pretty Melanie! The images and colors are just perfect for a sympathy card. Beautiful layout and design!

  3. Melanie, this card is beautiful! I love the images you chose and once again your attention to the details is amazing! Thanks for joining us at AHSC - Merry Christmas!

  4. Just gorgeous!!! I love the design, very unique. Also love the color palette, really beautiful and striking!! Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad

  5. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year;-))m

  6. This is beautiful! Sympathy cards are just too hard to make as you need them.. I need to be better about keeping some handy.. yours is beautiful... thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

  7. I love this - so clean & simple! Love the black. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Jess -DT

  8. Great card, I love the colours and the dimension of this card. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  9. I love the black, white and Gray on Pink! Pretty Card!

  10. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Beautiful! Your card has me smiling...the black and white images are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your artistry at Inkspirational! Happy New Year!