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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Special Request

A friend of my Aunt Tracy recenty lost her Grandfather.  They had a special relationship, and she wanted to give her friend a card that was extra special.  Knowing that I make handmade cards all the time, she asked me to create a sympathy card for her.

I used the Splitcoast Sketch challenge SC293 from a few weeks ago for my layout. I loved how this card turned out and Aunt Tracy loved it too! 

The Lilly Sympathy Cross (L314) and Heartfelt Condolences sentiment (D321) I used are by DRS Designs.   The cross was colored with Copic Markers.  I then masked it and sponged yellow ink around it.  I stamped the cross a second time, coloing only the lillies, and then cut them out to add some dimension by adhereing it with pop dots.  I used an EK Success Border punch and added pearls to the holes at each dip in the border.  The yellow background panel was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and a simple blue bow made this card complete.  I'm really happy with how elegant it looks!

Hubby doesn't usually say much about my cards when I make them.  I always show him and I usually get "That's nice Honey" and he barely turns his head to look at my cards.  This card however, the layered flowers really grabbed his attention and this time I got a sincere "Wow, that is a really nice card! I like how the flowers are popped up!"  Maybe one day he'll really enjoy me showing my cards to him! (I can hope right!?!?!)


Karen W said...

Very pretty, your link that came thru on SCS doesn't work but I went to the page and it works fine from there? Great card and she will love it!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jennifer!! WOW!! Gorgeous card sweetie! The images are awesome and I love how you've worked the sketch!! HUGS

Kim P said...

This is stunning!

Thanh Vo said...

It's a gorgeous card for sympathy, Jennifer. Your Aunt's friend will appreciate it.

Karin said...

This is beautiful...I love how you popped up the flowers :)

Beth Norman said...

Wowza, what a beautiful card. Your colour choice is perfect. Love the layout too.

Samantha said...

Beautiful...one of your best Jennifer! (there are so many!!)


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