Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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I always have a hard time with sympathy cards, but I have found recently that they can mean so much to the person receiving them that making one is worth the awkward feelings. This week's Friday Challenge was to create sympathy or get well cards, and I thought I'd make one that could apply to either.
For this card, I created a die-cut frame from chipboard and also stamped my simple sentiment on chipboard as well. I used a pretty border frame image in the background and applied some matching distress ink. For the sweet flowers, I took one large image, water-colored the blooms, and then cut it in half to wind around the frame. Just two tiny pearls at each popped-up flower's center completed the focal piece to my die-cut card base. I hope that when I need to use this card, it will bring comfort to the person who needs it.
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Custom Design Cardmaking Kit, Deluxe Square Monogram Kit, and My Garden Stamps; Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Tattered Rose Distress Ink; StazOn Stone Gray Ink; Stampin' Up Very Vanilla Cardstock; Pearls (generic); Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities; Big Shot; Foam Dimensional Squares
HAPPY BEANS: Chipboard (generic)