July 27, 2010

Calla Lily Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card recently; fortunately, it was no one I knew well who died but I like to support the family members who I know better. Since it is for a woman, I figured I could go with pink which I don’t usually use for a sympathy card.

calla lily kioshi sympathy

When I think of calla lilies, I always think of funerals and sympathy cards. I was helping my girlfriend pick out the flowers for her wedding bouquet. She wanted calla lilies and when I told her what I thought about that, she couldn’t use them anymore. I was glad but I had no idea she’d change her mind based on my comment!

Sorry the contrast isn’t the best in this photo. I guess I needed a better backdrop. This card measures a standard 4.25 x 5.5”.  In case you are wondering, the MS punches fit perfectly across the width when punched like this. I should have cut the card height down to 5” though. I just punched with a bit of space in between each punch to make up the difference and trimmed out the leftover bits.

The Copic colouring looks much better IRL; in fact the whole card is brighter. What you can’t see is the pale purple outline around the flowers to help them stand out from the background. I’ve started printing parts of my images twice so I can pop them up and I think I’ll do that next time with this image!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Lilies-Doodle Pantry
Ink: Spun Sugar Distress ink
Paper: Kioshi DP-Basic Grey, white CS-Taylored Expressions, sweet blush CS-PTI
Accessories: foam sots-Jody Morrow, ribbon-stash, Copics-V000, YG00,03,06, Y35, Corner Chomper, MS deco shell punches

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