Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thinking of You

Okay, we're back in action over here in the craft room, and whipping cards out is what we were meant to do! It must be that we have two brains working instead of just one! It also helps to have the brains of all the fabulous ladies who give great sketches and color schemes to focus our often times overwhelmed minds!
So, as we begin to think of new card designs for a sequel to our Simply Sympathy pack, we have found that subtle and subdued tones work well, and the challenge at 365 Cards for subtle and muted color themes was perfect for this. A few of the ladies at our church have mentioned that masculine sympathy cards are often times to come by, and I know we have posted about that once before on a previous post, I thought we should share this card with you today. The color scheme was inspired by Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger (Decadently Yours) which again caters to a more masculine feel. Although our Simply Sympathy pack is of Sympathy cards (go figure!), we thought throwing in the Thinking of You card allowed the sender to give it to someone who needs a little encouragement or support, not only for the unfortunate loss of a loved one. We found a great sketch for Mojo Monday 177 that was a great way to incorporate a new sentiment technique that we pulled from Papertrey Ink Make It Monday. The sketch allowed for the sentiment panel to take precedent over the rest of the card, but it did not limit us. We were able to add some more elements to the card, such as the buttons, that were all similar in color so that it gave a pop but was not overwhelming.

I really am loving this card and I have completely fallen in love with this layout! I will definitely be using this one again!!!

2 comments:

Cath said...

Hey Whitney! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for joining in on all the fun! :)

Pam said...

Oh my, this is just wonderful!