Kathie McGuire made a card similar to this one. I loved the layout of it and thought it would make a nice layout for a Sympathy Card. I don't like making Sympathy cards at all, so depressing, but a long time neighbor passed away and I needed a special card for the family.
This is how mine turned out. I changed the colors used, on mine I used bashful blue, whisper white and black. I also used heart brads to symbolize love and peace to symbolize she is at peace now and the peace of the flower.
This card also works for the hardware challenge that my friend Chrissy has going this week. I am late at working on my card for the challenge. Check out Chrissy's blog to take the challenge and a chance to win a great prize from her. If you do her challenge load it to your blog or SCS under CBC7 and then link back to Chrissy's blog under comments.
For this card I used the stamp Gardenia, it is retired from SU but such a pretty flower. I softened the flower with bashful blue chalk and blended to give it a softer look. I also used green chalks for the leaf and blended the two colors together.
My ribbon turned out cockeyed on the scan but I fixed that now. I also ran the smaller bashful blue piece through my sizzix with the dotted Swiss cuttlebug embossing folder.
Hope you enjoy today's project.