Monday, January 11, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers

 

A dear friend lost his mother unexpectedly on New Years Day so I made a Sympathy card for him and an extra to have on  hand.  Always a tough card to have to make, but so important to give. This Stampin Up set-Thoughts and Prayers- is so classy...love it. Actually, this whole card is SU!

I actually made two versions, but not on purpose. I was stamping away and dropped the inside sentiment stamp on the bottom of one of my prepared front panels. What's a girl to do then...IMPROVISE! I cut off the "offending" ink smear and added a pretty little scallop so the front piece would fit my already cut card base. I actually liked that one better!




Stayed tuned for a couple of fun cards this week...a great  3 Clovers Challenge as well as a fun surprise on Friday! Stay tuned!

Card Details:

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Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers by Stampin' Up!


Cardstock: Basic Black, Kraft, Very Vanilla, and Bella Blue DP.

Ink: Versafine Black

Misc:  SU circle punches, kraft ribbon from SU!, EK Success border punch and kaiser pearls

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15 comments:

Shirley N said...

That's really nice and elegant Sue!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Both cards are truly elegant and I love the subtle colors and design.

Mary said...

Hi Sue,
thanks for the lovely comments, the paper I am using is from an office supply store and comes in pkgs of 250 pages. It is 100lb so it is nice to work with. It cost about $40. a pkg but they had it for $1.00 a pkg. I can not pass up a good deal so I had to have it but they only had brown,blue and yellow. So now that is what I am using to try out all my new svg cuts. The puppy here is about 5" but can be cut at any size. I just love the sure cuts alot program. I will have to check out the blog you got the box from. Let me know if you need any more info. I don't tend to put it on the blog because I am lazy. lol

theneon said...

Sue! You've done an extraordinary job and a tough theme. These couldn't be more special. Isn't it interesting how a little ink smudge can inspire?

Danni said...

Very nice!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

They're both beautiful, Sue. I do love the one with the scallop. Very clever. I need to have some of those on hand too. TFS!

Chris said...

Sad but necessary cards I agree and you've done them so beautifully and very elegantly Sue. Love how you recovered from your little accident, I seem to spend most of my time doing that :D. Chris :)

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Such a pretty card, I should have some of these on hand as well. First time visiting your blog so off to look some more.

Sue said...

Both are beautiful, Sue and so thoughtful.

Silli said...

Hello dear Sue, your card is so elegant, I love the EK Punhc, love the pearls, the colors...all!!!! This is very pretty. Hugs and happy day! Silke

Allison said...

These are so striking in their simplicity...love the DP and black for contrast.

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, so often my goofs wind up making a better or more interesting card. I guess it forces me to go that extra step. I love both of your cards -- the first with it's clean lines, which work so well as a masculine card, and the second one with that little touch of femininity from the big scallops. The colors are very soothing.

Elena said...

Both of the cards are amazing! And I like how you added scalloped edge to the second! Really like a cute bow on the first!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is SOOOOO gorgeous! I love the elegant, classy colors...and I love that tree image!

Larissa said...

Very pretty cards Sue! That stamp is so gorgeous and I love both cards. They are both elegant and beautiful.

Hugs,
Larissa

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