Saturday, October 29, 2011

Color Throwdown #165

 Greetings, all!  I needed another sympathy card, and so I thought I would use the colors of Color Throwdown #165 challenge, since I had some patterned paper that was pretty close.  Here's the card:

The patterned paper came from DCWV's Cafe Mediterranean stack (love that one!).  It is matted on a piece of SU Bayou Blue card stock.  The butterfly, from PTI's Butterfly Dreams, was stamped on a butterfly die cut from watercolor paper using the PTI matching die.  Ink used was SU Brocade Blue craft, which was clear-embossed, then the internal sections were hand-painted with PearlEx interference gold (the photo didn't pick up the beautiful shimmer, too bad) and the perimeter was inked with a Copic marker.  The mum was die cut from matching paper from the same DCWV stack using PTI's Bloom Builders #3 die.  The sentiment is from a retired PSX stamp, stamped on a Spellbinders Labels 13 die cut from SU Barely Banana.  The embossed edge was treated to a few dots using an SU Brocade Blue marker.  Pearls colored pale yellow with a Copic marker finished the card.

Hope you enjoy it, thanks for looking!



  1. Your sympathy card is lovely Cyndie! The background paper you chose is the PERFECT compliment to the bloom & butterfly (I see the shimmer...yay!). You nailed this color throwdown!!!

  2. Lovely sympathy card. The shimmer on the butterfly is so pretty. Thanks for playing along with this week's Color Throwdown!

  3. Back to comment on your wonderful creations (just too hard to do on a mobile phone). Love that you used such cheery colours for the sentiment, don't think we card makers do that often enough. The butterfly looks superb as does the flower (may have to get that one - but only if my order from September arrives soon, otherwise no more PTI for me).

  4. Cyndie, thank you for your offer, I am a complete technophobe, and was wandering around Splitcoast, trying to contact you, but can't work it out so here is my email address (if you want to, no pressure) I won't be offended if you don't want such personal contact. C

  5. What a gorgeous sympathy card...the papers you used are beautiful and I love the pretty flower and butterfly!!!!!


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