Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sympathy for a Dear Friend!

A long-time friend of mine just lost her father.  I really wanted and needed to send her a sympathy card to express my sorrow for her loss.  I also wanted her to know my thoughts and prayers are with her, and that my hope is she will take comfort in the good memories that she will keep with her for her lifetime.  In time, we are able to think of our lost love ones with fond and joyful memories that brings them back into our hearts again and again.

I designed this card several months ago knowing that it would back a beautiful sympathy card, and this was just the right card for my friend.  I made the flower from a word printed paper and spritzed it with gold metallic along with the black crocheted paper trim. I also added a bit of sewing machine stitching and zigzagging that I think always enhances a certain style of card, especially those with a bit more of a vintage look.  Today, I added my own sympathy verse to the inside with coordinating embellishments to tie in with the front design.

Recipe:  SU Basic Black cs; Paper Co.: Kraft cs; Graphic 45: Curtain Call-Moulin Rouge feathers, Tour de France-stripe.  Punches: EK Fleur de lis border; SU Modern Labels, Word Window, Blossom (2-3/8”).  Sizzix Sizzlits die:  Birds & Blossoms-1-3/4” large flower/ 1” medium flower.  Homemade shimmer mist: Folk Art Metallic Inca Gold acrylic paint (flower + black cs borders).  Colorbox Chestnut Roan-edge distress; Charcoal-flower distress.  Joanns: Ribbons-5/8” Shimmer Sheer Black, 3/8” Picot Edge Satin-Antique Gold; Black Sparkle Tulle; Signature Multi-Tone thread-Sandy Hues.  Queen&Co.: Black pearls.  Sewing machine stitching.

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