Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Loving Memories....

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you had a lovely weekend, I am always amazed at how fast time flies! Can't believe that its tuesday already! My sweet aunty called me last week to see if I could create a card for a dear friend of hers who had lost her daughter and I felt honored that I could create a card for her.

Its always hard to create a sympathy card - somehow it always feels so sad - but it felt nice at the same time to create something handmade and from the heart. I used two gorgeous and beautiful stamp sets from Taylored Expressions called: Summer Afternoon and Care and Comfort to create this card:

Card Ingredients:
Paper:Choice ButterCream cardstock and MME (So Sophie collection)
Ink: Memento Ink: Rich Cocoa and Summer Sky
Accessories: Best Glue Ever, MS butterfly punch, pearls from Want2Scrap, Adirondacks Liquid Pearls (Terra Cotta), Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Nesties, Flower from Prima and ribbon from May Arts.

The center image is a circle of vines with butterflies and dragonflies is from the Summer Afternoon stamp set. The lovely thing about the Care & Comfort stamp set is that they can perfectly fit into the center of this circle vine (either directly stamping it into the center - or in this case by adding dimensionals to the center circle which allows it to pop up).

I stamped onto Choice ButterCream cardstock the circle vine image in VersaMark and then Memento Rich Cocoa and embossed it in clear EP and then sponged the edges with Memento Summer Sky. The image was cut with the circle nesties and then adhered onto the scalloped nestie and then the center sentiment was popped up with dimensionals. Because I was mailing this to my aunt, I really wanted everything to stick together really well, and so I added just a touch of the Best Glue Ever to everything (it really is the best glue ever! Wow, is it ever sticky!!)

I can't imagine what my aunt's sweet friend has had to go through and I hope that this card brings some comfort. Its always hard to know what to say - but this sentiment is so sweet and uplifting. Check out all the beautiful sentiments in the Care & Comfort set - they really express such beautiful feelings from the heart at such a difficult time.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hope you are all having a lovely Tuesday!
Sankari :)


ScraPerfect said...

That is such a sweet, sweet card! It's a work of art and of love.

PS New video on youtube about The Best Glue Ever...http://www.youtube.com/scraperfect#p/u/9/Le7eALxTVZY

teddymax said...

BEAUTIFUL as always!

Raven B said...

Your work is just so amazing. I am always in awe when I come to your blog.

Smita said...

Very nice card. I'm sure it will serve its purpose...

I have something for you on my blog. Drop by if you have some time.


Martha said...

Oh wow, this is so gorgeous!! Love it!

Dawn said...

What a beautiful card, you always do such fantastic work!

Katie Cotton said...

this is absolutely stunning!!!!!