Monday, June 20, 2011
A New Card To Share.....
Good morning my friends! I hope you are ready to start a new week. Father's Day has been celebrated in our household over the weekend and life is good.
I always have a difficult time doing sympathy cards and therefore I never have any on hand so I thought I would take this opportunity and do one to put back in my stash for when it is needed. The card is made with watercolor paper as it is sturdy and I love the way it embosses and takes ink if you want to do that. My card today is sort of clean and simple. I used a Cuttlebug Folder, "Gracie's Frame" and then cut out an oval in the center of the frame. I stamped my sentiment through the oval. The sentiment I used is from a set of stamps from Heartfelt Creations.....HCPC 3377 Sympathy Sentiment PreCut Set. I made a flower using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die and some scraps of designer paper; and the leaves are a Spellbinders Die (Foliage). I sprayed different and various shimmer sprays to get the look I wanted to achieve, and manipulated the paper to have curls in it and hopefully make it look life like.
I think the card has a classy feel to it and will work well when needed. The flower is quite dimensional and may pose a problem for mailing but I envision a mailing envelope with padding to protect it.
Well that is about it for me today. I have lots of Suzi Homemaker chores to do but will be back soon with another card I made featuring another flower. I'm going to try and pre-set this to post on it's own...if I can get that down pat, then I can post on Wednesday while I'm gone with my daughter. If you are reading this...it worked.
Have a wonderful day and remember to "Breathe"!