Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Sad Occasion - 3

Finally I’m through with sympathy cards for one family. This is for the sister.  She’s taking it hard, too, because he was younger than she is.  I hate that it took me so long to get the cards done, but my health was giving me more problems than usual.

orange tulips card with wm

I hope she will like this because I took a chance in doing tulips and used what I would consider non-traditional colors.

orange tulips close-up with wm

I was going to use soft colors, but I just couldn’t find papers in my stash that I really needed, so I decided to us distress inks. As in the last card, the image is by Fred She Said. They do such pretty flowers, as well as other images.  The papers are DCWV and the image is colored with Prismacolors.

orange tulips inside with wm

The die cuts are Nestibilities and the punches on the inside are MS.  The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

That Craft Place Challenge – sketch
Corrosive Challenges – punches
Great Impressions – dies or punches
Crazy Challenge – recipe: ribbon,pearls,dies
Bearly-Mine Challenges – flowers
Paper Playtime – sentiment
Divas By Design – dies
Pattie's Creations Challenge -- monochromatic
Phindy's Place Challenge -- plaid or gingham
2 Sisters Challenge Blog -- anything
Allsorts -- dies
Truly Madly Crafty Challenge -- monochromatic
Sweet Stampin' Challenge -- bows and ribbon

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Sad Occasion - 2

This is the second of four sympathy cards I’ve needed to make the last couple of weeks. This is the hardest of the ones I’ve made, because it’s for my friend who has now become a widow. It is really sad for me to now think of her in this manner. She is only about four or five years older than I am, which isn’t really that old.

She loves African Violets, but I didn’t have any, so I hope she will enjoy these pansies just as much.  They are by Fred She Said.

pansy close-up with wm

The background paper is done with an embossing plate by Cheery Lynn Designs that has been rubbed with distress ink. Inside I’ve used MS punch-around-the-page, pansy punches.

I’m entering this in the following challenges:

The Sweet Stop – sketch
Corrosive Challenges – punches
Great Impressions – punches or dies
The Crazy Challenge – recipe – ribbon, pearls, dies
Shelly’s Images – anything
Little Miss Muffet – layers
Pattie’s Creations – monochromatic
Truly Madly Crafty – monochromatic
Daisy Doodles – anything
Lollipop Crafts – flowers
Hotshot Crafts – distress inks
Aud Sentiments -- bingo: flowers, embossing, thinking of you
Ladybug Crafts -- 2 of something: stamped sentiment - 1 inside, 1 outside
Divas By Design -- dies 
Paper Play Challenges -- dies
Delightful Challenges -- anything
Paper Playtime -- sentiments 
For Your Inspirations -- photo inspiration - lavenders 
Bearly-Mine Challenges -- flowers 
Everybody-Art-Challenge -- thinking of you
Cutie Pie Challenge -- real or faux stitching

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

For a Sad Occasion…

It’s always hard for me to do a sympathy card.  I guess part of it is because I hate to think the person has died, and for the grief of the family. 

 Here’s one of a couple that I did for a dear family member’s son.  I’m not that great doing plain and simple, but since this is for a male I felt it would work.  The stamp and sentiment is heat embossed and the paper is actually a burgundy color, not purple.  I also used a technique by Gina K. Designs on embossing the gold edged paper.  

I’m entering this is the following challenges:

Just Keep on Creating – anything
The Paper Shelter – anything
Amusing Challenge – heat embossing
Pattie’s Creations Design – male
Crafting For All Seasons - for men
Do You Stack Up - masculine

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