Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sympathy Card

Today I had a little extra time during Natalie's nap to do some stamping. It's good because I actually needed to make this card. A good friend of my moms lost her husband in a tragic accident over the weekend and I wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to her. It is weird, I think (luckily) that this is the first sympathy card I've ever made. Here it is:

All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks set, Thoughts and Prayers set
Ink: Ruby Red, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron Classic inks
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand cardstock; Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Curly Label punch, So Saffron wide grosgrain ribbon, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, Fire Rhinestone Circle brads, Dimensionals, Signo White Gel pen, Piercing tool

I paired the flowers from Heartfelt Thanks set with the sentiments from Thoughts and Prayers set. I love these flowers, even though I rarely use them! They are so easy and always look great on paper. The colors come from the Sweet Slumber DSP- which I also love! I sanded down the background polkadots to give it some texture and distress it a little. The ruffle was created using this great tutorial I found at Leah Killian's blog today... with out the sewing! My sewing machine is in need of a tune up so the only kind of sewing I do is the faux sewing, seen here around the edge of the card! Hee!

Anyways, today has been sort of weird with lots of little things popping up. I am going to sit back and relax tonight and watch American Idol and Lost! Hope you have a great evening!



Nancy Riley said...

This is a beautiful design! I love the ruffle around the large circle, and your unique use of ribbon!

So sorry to hear about your family friend.

Comeka said...

Oh WOW! This card is amazing . . . I love the layout, the colors, the ruffle, everything! TFS!

Comeka said...

I should have asked in my earlier comment . . . how did you keep the ruffle in place without sewing? I would love to try this but I am no longer on speaking terms with my sewing machine!

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