Friday, April 8, 2011

With Sympathy

The father of one of my acquaintances pasted away last month, so I made this sympathy card for her.

I don't have much practice in making Sympathy cards, for which I am grateful, but I do love the way this one turned out! It could easily be a wedding card, instead.

After stamping the branch image in black Stazon ink, I punched and attached textured black flowers using the Trio flower punch. Pearl Jewels are perfect for the centers of these little flowers, and help contrast the white and black even more.

A simple knot of Organza Ribbon just above the scalloped edge gives it an even more polished look.

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Textured Basic Black
Ink: Stazon Black (a permanent ink)
Embellishments: Organza Ribbon, Pearl Jewels
Punches: Trio Flower Punch, Scallop Oval, Med. Oval, Scallop Border
Oh my goodness! Where has the time gone?!
Birthdays (my husband's, then my youngest's), getting sick and then school break (during which everyone was sick but me)... These things all take up time! Besides the daily chores and busy family life!

Enough excuses! Lest you think I've been lazy and not stamping, over the next week or two I'm going to be sharing the projects I've been making during my blog absence! ;)

These two project are for a Make-n-Take for a Vendor Fair where I'm representing Stampin' Up! with a booth. I like to get the people to sit and see how easy it is! I love my craft and hobby, and enjoy sharing that with others!

This Cherry Cobbler card is something I saw this morning while I was looking at all the blogs I follow (I follow way too many, and LOVE my google reader!) is the original. I changed the dimensions and added Chocolate Chip butterflies, but other than that, it is the same!

I love using homemade bookmarks, although with nook, kindle & other e-readers (we have 3 in our family), I fear they may not be needed or wanted anymore. But kids come to vendor fairs with their families, so hopefully they will want to stop and make one! I know my girls (ages 4 & 5) love using them, even though the books they read really don't need them yet!

Hope you are inspired!

Stamps: Clearly For You
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Ink/Markers: Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Embellishments: Crumb Cake seam binding, Pearl Jewels, Jumbo Grommets, Early Espresso Grosgrain, Pretty in Pink Taffeta (I will also provide an assortment of ribbon for the other color options of bookmarks.)