Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy

There’s a new sketch today over on SplitCoastStampers for Verve’s Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge. The sketch this week was designed by Charmaine and it’s amazing! There are so many possibilities with this sketch!

For my card I started with a kraft cardbase that I roughed up a bit. I layered that with another kraft panel that was embossed with a Cuttlebug Script embossing folder. I distressed that panel too. For the vertical panels I thought it would be fun to represent that section with a torn piece so I found a nice subtle blue scrap of designer paper (I have no clue what it’s from) and used that, distressed it, tore it and distressed it some more. 🙂 The ribbon is the gorgeous new dark brown and cream polka dot ribbon from Verve’s Polka Dot Basics Ribbon Collection. I layered it over a bit of twine thread and added to little Prima roses to the center of the bow. The sentiment is the new Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane and I stamped it on kraft using Memento Rich Cocoa ink.


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10 thoughts on “Deepest Sympathy”

  1. OH, I love this… don’t know if this was done unintentionally, but what I see with the two torn pieces??? Almost as if that is someone that is broken (since it’s a sympathy card) and then the ribbon looks like a cross holding the broken pieces which seems for very comforting to me. LOVE IT!!!!

  2. I loved Wendi’s comment above because I thought the very same thing about the torn element! What a great layout to showcase that gorgeous new ribbon and I love that you paired it up with twine! Gorgeous card!

  3. Love your bow cluster – that ribbon makes me swoon every time I see it LOL! Gorgeous use of the kraft and love the torn panels. Fabulous creation as always 🙂

  4. Another gorgeous card Jen – I love this soft palettte and your bow/ flower combo is making me swoon, as ever! And it could be such a versatile sketch for any card, so thanks for the inspiration, Rx

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