Friday, July 4, 2014

With Sympathy

Sympathy cards are those cards that you never want to need but eventually always do.  This week, one of the favorite customers at my husband's bank unexpectedly passed away.  Due to his business, he was in the bank almost daily and my husband waited on him most of the time.  He was an outgoing man and, thankfully, he knew Lord as his Savior so he's now in Heaven.  He'd just been in the bank the day before his Homegoing.  Time like this remind you of the brevity life and the necessity of being ready to meet the Lord at all times. 

This is the card I made for Tim and the other tellers to send to his family.  I was inspired by Mojo Monday sketch #329. Sweet 'n Sassy's Peaceful Swan clear stamp set was used for the image and sentiment. The swan and water were colored with copics.  The water was then colored with a VersaMarker and covered with a couple coats of clear embossing powder.  In real life, it gives the water a more realistic look. The sentiment was also heat embossed.  The swan was masked and a die cut from a Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Oval L was used to sponge the clouds.

The Sweet 'n Sassy Lacey Eyelet border die was cut from cardstock and layered under the strip of green patterned paper.  The image panel was popped up over the ribbon and doily.  Rhinestones finish off the front.

Another sentiment from the same set was used on the inside along with another Eyelet border die cut and a strip of patterned paper.


Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (white), Neenah Solar White (image and front sentiment panels only), DCWV (blue)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Stamps:  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Peaceful Swans)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Versafiine Onyx Black (sentiments), Stampin' Up Bliss Blue (sponging)
Copics: N0, 1; B000, 21, 23; Colorless Blender
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders Dies (Standard Circle Large and Small, Petite Scalloped Ovals Large (for cloud sponging), Sweet 'n Sassy die (Lacey Eyelet Border), Cheery Lynn Doily Die (French Pastry), ribbon (Michael's), rhinestones (The Paper Studio), VersaMarker, Recollections Detail Embossing Powder (clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club #23 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #220 - Ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #202 - Anything Goes
Going Gray with Scrap Creations (GGSC181) - Water
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Favorite Embellishments (bling, ribbon)
Paper Crafting Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July Challenge - Card must be covered with patterned paper

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you'll come back often.


Cindy said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors together. Thanks for playing along with us at SBC. Cindy--dt

Michelle said...

I think this is a great card. I like the green and bleu tones.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

irishfaery said...

A beautifully chosen image, for a sympathy card. The blue and green tones are perfect.

Thank-you for joining us at delightful challenges!

Delightful Challenges DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 42 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

CraftyGirl said...

Fab Sympathy card, they are just the hardest ones to make. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Gale said...

What a lovely sympathy card Stephanie Love the colors and all the details. Thanks for playing along with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations in our "Water Challenge". We hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x


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