Monday, September 24, 2012

Praying for you card

This week  needed a Sympathy Card. I had been experimenting some more with my Flower Garden embossing folder and brayer and had produced some images in Crumb Cake ink that weren't quite what I wanted for another purpose, but they were pretty and I saved them. Now these particular images seemed perfect for my Sympathy card.

I sponged around the image in Crumb Cake and that seemed to finish it off nicely. No need for shimmer or glitter on this occasion.

I layered it on two different retired designer series papers, then added the embossed image and tied some natural knotted cotton tape over the lot. The card didn't seem finished so I punched out two Scallop Trim borders in Crumb Cake and added narrow strips of Soft Suede cardstock over the borders.

I used the offcuts from the embossed image to stamp the sentiment onto then layered the message over some Certainly Celery cardstock. Three generic yellow brads seemed to fit as well.

I even finished the inside of this card, this time (thank you, Carla, for the inspiration to do so. I cannot emulate your wonderful style and come up with a CAS style instead no matter what I do:)) I used one of the trees from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set to support the layered sentiment. Our handwritten personal note went to the right of the sentiment. And yes, I added a tree to the envelope as well :)

My goodness I am coming to the end of my cardmaking 'run' so will just have to make time to return to my craft desk soon :) I need to make more Cards for the Troops anyway, so maybe there will be a few Christmas cards posted here soon. I do have some new stamp sets to play with, coincidentally...he he he.


Carla Murphy said...

OMGosh you mentioned me!! Thank you! You are tempting me with this flower-garden-embossing folder again. Both cards are lovely Susan, although a nice occasion, but will certainly mean so much to the person you've made them for because they're from the heart. I love the inside and I LOVE that tree (must have it!!)... I never think to stamp my envelopes so thanks for the tip.

Alz said...

Susan your card is stunning and just perfect for a sympathy card. Sending love. xx