Friday, February 18, 2011

Cards To Have On Hand

If there is one kind of card I never seem to have, it is a sympathy card. Seems when I need one, I find my self thinking, "grrr...and I was going to make one to have on hand too".

I made this card last week to keep in my box of cards. When I showed it to my son Patrick (he is great at critiquing my projects in a nice way, lol) he said
"OH, this would be perfect for Linda".
"LINDA???, Why???" <<<me in shock
"Well. her mom just passed away" he said matter of factly.
"Oh, NO, why didn't anyone tell me?" sniff
"I don't know." as only a 23 year year old son could say


Linda, her husband and kids moved to PA a few years ago and we keep in touch through the kids, lol. The kids went to school together since 2nd grade. My boys have become like adopted sons to them and Travis has become an adopted son to us. Homes away from homes...I love having Travis around.


I used the stunningly beautiful White Diamond paper from Paper Temptress. This paper can make a card stunning if you only stamped an image on the front and left it at that! So pretty. There is no photo of the paper on her site, since the glimmer of it makes it impossible to capture on film. You would be patting yourself on the back if you sent for a free sample though. Just pop over and ask Patricia for one. Oh my gosh...you will LOVE it.

All I did was use an embossing folder for the bottom layer, score edges with my Score-pal. run my Krylon gold marker around the edges, emboss the sentiment in gold, added a little gold to the flower with the marker, put on a pretty ribbon (also from Paper Temptress), add pearls colored with the marker and adhered with dimensionals, giving me a fast and pretty card.

Phew...that sounds like a lot of steps, but they are all so quick.

For the inside sentiment, I stamped in gold and embossed with clear powder since the metallic inks never seem to dry for me and I was not sure if Versa Fine would stamp clearly.

This was such a quick to put together card, I now can make a few to keep on hand.

They other type of card I need to make and keep on hand is a masculine card! But that is a whole other post....

I am going to enter this card in the Blogger Challenge Embossing Challenge which is Embossing this week.

Hugs,

20 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card. Love the white on white. The gold accents are an elegant touch.

Ida said...

Gorgeous card. Love the Gold with the white.
Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

GCgirl said...

Sooo elegant and beautiful. Sorry it is for such a sad occasion.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful sympathy card, I'm sure the family will find comfort in your card. Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Such a beautiful and tasteful card. Excellent!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful card. I agree with you too....I never have a single sympathy card in my stash when I need one either.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty and elegant card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a beautiful card- very elegant- love it!

Yvonne Russell said...

Such a beautifully detailed and stylish card.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hello my friend ... so good to see you blogging again!! This card is just gorgeous and you are correct ... we need to have a few of these in our stash for those unexpected moments! Sorry to hear of your friend's mom passing ... this card will bring her great comfort!!

Tami Black said...

I think this is one of the prettiest sympathy cards I've ever seen. Your friend will absolutely cherish it. If I were you, I'd make more of this same card -- it absolutely says, "I love you".

Lisa Bohler said...

Very elegant card! Thanks for playing along with the blogger's Challenge!

Jacqueline said...

Very Nice Sandy - Sympathy Cards are a tough one - Looks great love the gold embossed border - kudos. I would love you to check out my submission (#21) also posted on my blog

MJ said...

This is wonderful! Love the gold embossing. Beautiful!

Linda Monroe said...

This is very elegant and pretty. A very nice sympathy card.

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautiful Sympathy card! Very elegant.

BarbaraW said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card. The embossing gives it such elegance.

Basement Stamper said...

What a beautiful sympathy card, sorry to hear about your friends' Mom. Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge.

Barbara said...

This is stunning. It's sure to be appreciated by its recipient. (And I hear you....23 year olds are kind of a breed unto themselves....I have TWO of them! They really are rather clueless, aren't they?!!)

Chrissy D said...

This is beautiful! So elegant.