Sympathy in Spring

Finding out a friend went home to be with God, yesterday was a shock. I wanted to make a card for his wife to encourage her. My husband thinks it’s too bright for a sympathy card. I disagree. What do you think?

I’m using this for the WeCraftCards challenge this week, as well as the MFT Sketch challenge.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

Sympathy 1

I need 3 sympathy cards for this weekend.  A funeral today, one tomorrow, and my husband needs one for a colleague.  So, used the MFT Sketch challenge for this week and went to town.

11-1-19 Sympathy 1

I used the same stamp set for all 4, but changed up the backgrounds.  Granted, I added a strip of the background on the side to give it a bit more interest.  To make these, I die cut holes in the top layer and layered either an alcohol ink paper, or patterned paper behind.  Used gold on all of them for the sentiment and sprayed a bit of gold on top.  I had used Versamark ink and the Marble Background stamp, but it didn’t show up at all on the ivory card, and wasn’t quite enough on the blue.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.  Now, I need to go get ready for today’s funeral.  I will post the other two cards done in the same manner in just a minute.

 

Retirement

The Wednesday challenge on ScrapZee this week is to make a masculine card.  There’s another challenge on StampTV to make a “holey” card.  Along with those, the FOSTV challenge on SpeedyTV this week is to use tissue paper on a card.  So, I did the Faux Silk technique with the tissue paper and made this fun, window card for my dad for his 2nd retirement.

3-1-14 MFP FOSTV STV SZ

 

The stamp set I used on this one is the Boy Oh Boy set by Lili Of The Valley.  The ink is Danube Blue (Memento) and colored with pencils (Koh-i-Nor).  I really hope he enjoys this one as much as I enjoyed making it.

This next card is a sympathy card for the SpeedyTV Simple Salutations challenge this week done in spring colors for the ScrapZee Monday challenge.

3-1-14 MFP SS SZ Mon

 

It wasn’t quite what I intended, but it was still interesting to make.  I used two different Heartfelt Creations stamp sets for this one: Heartfelt Expressions and Cross and Lilies.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

A Bit of Me Sympathetically

This is a card I worked on today to go with a few different challenges.  The first is a MFPSpeedyTV sketch challenge, the next is a new challenge I was introduced to called Word Art Wednesday (yes, I know it’s not Wednesday anymore) and the next is a StampTV challenge.

The sentiment was offered through Word Art Wednesday.  The ribbon is Celebrate It Holiday Noel Navidad.  The plaid patterned paper and the black paper with the faint floral pattern is from DCWV the Natural Matstack.  The Teabag folded star is made out of wrapping paper.  The rhinestone in the center is ???  (I actually got it from my Secret Pal at CardSwap and I don’t know the maker.)  The two stamps are from Penny Black, the mouse from Critter Party and the hedgehog from Bubbly.  I used Perfect Pearls by Ranger in Heirloom Gold.  I also used some of the Walnut Stain Distress ink by Ranger.  The base card is 120lb Pure Luxury card stock by Gina K.  I used two Spellbinders dies one is Labels One and the other is from Ribbon Tag Trio Two.

The strip along the side is what was cut off the piece for the front, which draws the front inside a bit.  The sentiment is from the Hope Grows set illustrated by Theresa Momber at Gina K.  It is stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.

It’s a lot of stuff for a simple card, but it does convey my sympathies.  Hopefully I won’t need it for a while.   I think it actually looked better before I added the two animals on the black label section, but I needed those for one of the challenges.  They do add a bit of cheer. You know I love making Kaleidoscope Origami or Teabag Fold embellishments and I thought the rhinestone went with the colors in the paper I used.  Those colors are what brought in the other elements on the card.  Something peaceful, yet with some bright decoration (the gold and brighter colors) to show a bit of hope or joy.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!