Thursday, July 30, 2009


Boy, has it been hot! At least today we have had a break from it. I don't get along with extreme heat so have been like a wrung out dishrag. I really hate to complain because it is so nice to have the sun shining, the flowers and trees blossoming and everything looking so beautiful. This is the time of year that I am in awe of God's beautiful creation.
Along with the good there always comes a little sadness. I made this Sympathy card for my sister-in-law who just lost her father. I am just so thankful that she was home at this time and could be with the family. Donna and my brother are missionaries in Pakistan and were home for a couple of months. They return to Pakistan Aug. 5th.
This card was a real labor of love. All cardstock is from Stampin' Up and the designer paper is from Basic Grey.
The base is elegant eggplant. Orchid opulence was run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I used Nestibilities labels for the image. The image was stamped with wasabi green, then used Flower Soft to add texture to the bouquet. Also used dots of Opal Pearl Drops and some purple Stickles to fill in the bouquet. Eucalyptus stickles is on the vase. The strip of designer paper and white cardstock were punched using a Martha Stewart border punch. The sentiment was stamped in elegant eggplant on white and layered on eggplant cardstock. Used the corner rounder punch to soften the look. The sentiment and image are popped up on dimensionals. Added some of those gorgeous Basic Grey half pearls. Absolutely love them! I have to say I am very pleased with how this turned out.
Stamps: Flourishes - Thinking of You
Papers: Stampin' Up elegant eggplant, orchid opulence, whisper white cardstock, Basic Grey designer paper.
Ink: wasabi green, elegant eggplant
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots folder, Nestibilities Labels, Martha Stewart border punch,
Flower Soft, Opal Pearl Drops, eucalyptus and purple Stickles, dimensionals, Basic Grey half pearls
Enjoy your day.

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