Saturday, February 13, 2010

With Sympathy

Good morning! I just browsed through my latest posts and have noticed a little trend... I seem to be piling more things onto my cards lately. I'm not sure if my style is evolving or if I'm just trying something new... I guess I'm just doing what suits my mood.

Today I went clean and simple today. My card is for Shannan, who unexpectedly lost her husband early last week. I've never met her in person, but I had the privilege of meeting her online during my stint as a Verve guest designer last year. She has always been so sweet and encouraging to me. Please say a little prayer for her and her two young boys as they are just heartbroken from this tragic loss.

I chose a soothing print from the Memory Box Gossamer collection and added a handmade flower over two smaller ones. I die cut several layers and sizes flowers out of natural mulberry using my Spellbinders Blossom Two die. I lightly sponged them with Lavender Moon ink, then I scrunched and layered them to create my flower. I was inspired by Mona's wonderful 3-D flower tutorial HERE (she used tissue paper, but it's the same concept). I stamped a sentiment from Verve's Forever in Our Hearts, added some stitching and used some foam tape to pop the panel up on my card base.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend... I know that I will giving my loved ones an extra hug today..

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Forever in Our Hearts (Verve)
Paper: Lavender Moon, Kraft CS (Papertrey Ink); Gossamer (Memory Box), Natural Mulberry (Pulsar)
Ink: Lavender Moon, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Versamagic Wheat (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Blossom Two Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pearl brad, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.