Saturday, January 2, 2016

Sympathy for a Dear Friend. . .

A long-standing, good friend has just lost her mother during the Christmas holidays.  This is a tough time that many of us have experienced, and it is difficult enough without happening during Christmas.  I attended a lovely Open House several days ago held on behalf of her and her family, and I wanted to make and send a sympathy card to let her know I'm thinking about her a lot.

I am using some stamp sets and products that I have had for some time, because they just spoke to me when thumbing through some of my cardmaking stash to decide what I wanted to do.  I used the Deco Labels framelits to shape my stamped flower and its Garden Green background mat.  I tried a little modification of the Deco Labels framelit by using its belly to form my sentiment shape and its green background mat.  Finally, I embossed the surface of the black card front with Stampin' Up's Square Lattice embossing folder, which has been retired now for several years.  I have always loved this embossing folder as it lends itself easily to many types of occasions from masculine cards, to Halloween cards, to just this type of card. . .in sympathy.  

Take a peek below at the finished product, along with the inside design and verse that I created.  I hope the verse brings my friend some solace.

Recipe:  SU cardstocks: Basic Black, Whisper White, Garden Green, Melon Mambo. SU Stamps: Simply Sketched (retired June 2014).  SU Framelit dies: Deco Labels.  SU Embossing Folder: Square Lattice.  SU Markers: Melon Mambo, Garden Green.  SU ribbon:  3/8" Gumball Green.  EK punch: Victorian Photo Corner.  Jewelry Essentials Facets.  Computer-made verse.

1 comment:

  1. What a perfect sentiment. . .I may need to "case" that from you. Mahalo for sharing and I am sure your friend appreciated this lovely card! (Goodly Creations)


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