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Sunday, April 28, 2013

With Sympathy

This card's layout is inspired by the Inkspirational sketch - I've flipped and rotated the sketch since I think that works better with my choice of image. The flower image is part of a Bugaboo set. I colored the image with Promarkers in shades of grey, green and black and fussy cut it.
The sentiment is in Norwegian, meaning "our deepest sympathy and warm thoughts". I often use English sentiments as well, but for such an occasion I think it's more personal somehow to have the sentiment in my own language. I heat embossed it with black embossing powder on silver background. The silver paper is also used as card base and to make the frame around the card. I added a lattice die cut of a white paper with pearlescent shimmer to make the background. I don't know if the use of the lattice is OK for a CAS card, but having used no embellishments and leaving lots of empty space I think the card has a CAS feel to it.

Inkspirational - #17 Sketch (2nd entry)
Addicted to CAS - #11 Flower
Addicted to Stamps and More - #42 Markers
Creative Corner - #16 - Clean & Simple
Shelly's Images - Flowers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes #138

41 comments:

Elisa said...

love your simple and elegant design.Thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge on Creative Corner challenges. x

Faye said...

Pia, this is just beautiful. X

cotnob said...

This is such an elegant card Pia, just right for a sad occasion.
Pauline
x

Laine said...

Stunning Pia. So elegant and stylish.
Laine
xx

karen said...

Stylish and beautiful Pia, I adorethat lattice hugs, Karenxx

Faye said...

P.S. My Geishas were paper pieced! There's no way I could colour those patterns? X

Sue B said...

Aww this is beautiful Pia… what a wonderful design for a sympathy card… I love the lattice… it's pretty and yet there is space which gives it a peaceful feel …the image is very pretty and looks fab with just a touch of grey and green!
Hope you are having a lovely Sunday! :-)
Big hugs
Sue xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful and serene. I love the lattice at the background. Gorgeous sweetie.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the elegant design. The lattice background looks wonderful.
Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card with that lovely lattice die...looking good.xx

Marlies said...

A beautiful, elegant card. I like the lattice background! Marlies

sandie said...

Hi Pia, this lattice looks great and as it is white on white I think it is still really CAS. The flower is perfect for the sentiment. Thank you for playing along again this week at Inkspirational x

Chrissy said...

Very classy and perfect CAS card Pia...love the lattice.

Luv CHRISSYxx

jimlynn said...

Oh so pretty! Love that lattice background too.
Lynn

Cathy said...

Love your lattice Pia, great CAS design. Thanks for your visit too :)

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely beautiful, had to pop over from MIM to take a closer look.

Hugs Julie xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Gorgeous card. Saw it on MIM.

Florence said...

Gosh, what a fabulous card Pia. Very unusual and creative. Love everything about it. Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS challenge this week.
Regards Florence.

Loz said...

Fantastic card and lattice die Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Jenny said...

The lattice work is such a perfect bkgd, a really pretty card :0)
Thank you for your kind words on my Paper Smooches card
Jenny x

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous CAS card, Pia. Love the beautiful background and pretty flower image you used. Thank you for sharing. ^_^

Ellen said...

Pia this is absolutely stunning! I love how you used the lattice behind the frame. I must try that! Beautiful image and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

Tammy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Pia! I absolutely love that lattice die, beautiful CAS card!!
Hugs, Tammy

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the fabulous details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Shelly's Images!

Jackie
Shelly's Images Design Team

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Pia, I love our design and beautiful lattice work and wonderful your placing of the lovely image!!

hugs
Heather xx

Loll Thompson said...

Beautifully designed card. Love the lattice background and your soft, subtle coloring of the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More ... and Addicted to CAS! Loll :)

Wishcraft said...

Perfect sympathy card Pia, lovely design :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Ruth M said...

A perfect CAS sympathy card Pia, just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inkspirational again, see you next week! Ruth x

Jackie said...

Wowzers Pia! I LOVE your version of CAS!!!! That lattice die makes an awesome background Hun! Very, very nice work my friend & TFS!!!

Mynnette said...

Such a fabulous card! LOVE this CAS wonder--the subtle pop of color is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Jennifer Grissom said...

Simply beautiful. Love the lattice work.

Asha said...

Amazing card, Poa. Pity it's for a sad occasion. So tastefully done and opting for a Norwegian sentiment is a sensitive and thoughtful gesture.
xxx Asha

Lau W said...

For this occasion, a c&s card is a great idea. This card is very nice, elegant !
xxx

Andrea said...

saw your card on MIM love the simplicity and elegance stunning thanks for shraing andrea

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Pia .
WOW , love that lattice work BG and the vase of flowers

It is a beautiful Sympathy card .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

scrappymo! said...

I love this elegant card. I have to make a sympathy card today...I think i will try a lattice like you did...It is so very lovely!

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my gosh Pia - Wow. This is so elegant and beautiful. I think this is one of my favorites of all your gorgeous cards. Love that lattice background. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Shirley said...

I spotted your card on MIM and am glad I popped over for a better look. I love the simplicity and intricacy of your gorgeous card and the layout.

Shirley

Skye said...

Beautifully elegant. Perfect for a sympathy card. I love the lattice, the image and the subtle colours

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

A simply elegant sympathy card.

Monika Reeck said...

this is totally rock Pia woooowww..looks like a vase near the window and looks really romantic too...great job and how did you get so much comment...I was for a long time not fill in my blog and now I lost all my blogland friend...would you mind to be one of my friend...I try to visiting your blog regulary if you like...big hugs from Germany.