Thursday, 19 June 2014

Deepest Sympathy

It's Freshly Made Sketches day and that means another cool sketch for you to try.  This week the very talented and sweet Cindy Hall is our hostess and she has come up with this fabulous sketch.






For my card, I pulled out a sheet of First Edition DSP that I'd painted with Gesso some time ago.  I cut it to fit the sketch and layered it onto Very Vanilla.  The sentiment is black embossed over the Gesso layer.  I die cut and stamped various images from Larger Than Life and arranged them on the left-hand side of the card.

This is a very simple card, but quite effective.

Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the design team has some fabulous inspiration for you.  I hope you have time to join us this week.

Products used:

Stamps:  Larger than Life (PTI), Deepest Sympathy (Verve)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP
Accessories:  Gesso, Larger than Life die, Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots, Black EP. American Crafts twine

Cheers
Karren


10 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Cool, classy and oh so elegant! Love everything about this! Time to open my jar of gesso!

Jen said...

I wondered how you got that muted effect on the newsprint. I'll have to remember that trick! I love the simplicity of this. The leafy sprig is a perfect accent.

Jen Brum said...

Such an elegant card Karren! I love the look of the black and white! Great job with the First Edition and the Gesso! You're so smart!!! So beautiful!

Cindy Lovell said...

I think i need some Gesso!! Your card looks stunning Karren!! The leafy sprig looks so beautiful here!! I love your style!
And well,i am glad i was able to do some CB enabling!! hehe I am pretty much addicted to their goodies!! :)

Deepti said...

This is so pretty :)

Cindy Hall said...

I love the muted look that the gesso created on the DSP! What a great look and a perfect base for the sentiment to pop!

Donna said...

What a beautiful card Karen.

Narelle Farrugia said...

LOVE! So elegant - I really love VV and BB together!

Jen Timko said...

I love it when something in the stash works perfectly for a project! This is amazing….love every single thing about it!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a perfect sympathy card, quiet yet very beautiful. Blessings!