Making a sympathy card is really much more difficult that I expected. It needs to be simple yet elegant, and peaceful. It takes thought and care, and reverence.
There's a big couple of messes in my trash can right now, where I really whiffed, trying to make this work. Then I looked at the piece of watercolor paper that I was meaning to use on the inside of my card, and I finally found my idea.
White. Absence of color. Well, mostly.
I made this--
The watercolor blot with the gold was my starting point. I thought watercolor was soft and dreamy, and under the sentiment it just seemed exactly right. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, and I think it is just lovely; a perfect size and font.
With no color to work with, I turned to texture. A simple, dry embossed white panel with a cluster of leaves "growing" out from under it; some adhered with foam adhesive. I worked with all watercolor paper, which is not pure white, and mounted everything onto a pure white base. I think the tiny bit of contrast is nice here.
The sequins are soft and mostly whitish, with just a blush in places to refer to the watercolor. I found they looked more restrained poking out from under the leaves, for the most part.
I had to make myself walk away from this card at least three times. Restraint.....
One more view--
Thanks for stopping by.
I am using this card in the CASology "Under" Challenge.