Hero Arts Hero Arts challenge Unity Friends with Flair

{8.25.2012} with sympathy

This little birdie flew into my home this month.  Isn’t he sweet.  I love the sketched look and yet he is quite simple and elegant at the same time.  His first job is a sympathy card and he did it well.

I chose to go with a very soft and serene color palette: cream, creamy brown and robin’s egg.  The sketch for this second round of the Hero Arts August 2012 challenge was the perfect inspiration for this sympathy card.

I started out by stamping the bird and sentiment and then masked them off before stamping the lattice background.  It creates a fabulous illusion of depths while still being a one layer card.  To finish off this clean and simple card, I added a few pearls.

This would be a great card for mass production.  You could change the sentiment and colors to create a great gift set.


  1. Sooo pretty! Love this subtle colour palette and this image works so well on a sympathy card!

  2. So beautiful, what a soft palette, and really soothing.

  3. Soft, feminine and all around gorgeous.

  4. Perfect sympathy card for sure. And you’re right about the ease of mass production on this one – it would make a great gift set! Love it!

  5. what a great one layer card! love the layout, and the colors too!

  6. CAS is the way to go for sympathy cards for me — and this is perfect.

  7. Perfect colours – and how can that bird manage to look either fun or soothing? Crazy. I love how you did the sentiment & vertical panel, and I definitely love that bg!

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