Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sympathy with Style

I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend this week.  Her grandmother passed away.  In my book, grandmas are very special people.  After 13 years I still miss my own grandma.  We spent a lot of special times together over the years.

For this card I chose the stamp set Elements of Style.  These roses remind me of a flower that a grandmother would like.  I colored the image using my Blender Pen with Rose Red and Old Olive.  The Rose Red cardstock base was embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and accented with a Rich Razzleberry strip that I punched using the Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  Afterall, the doily-look of this punch reminds me of "days gone by" and doilies were popular back when my own grandma was young.  I ruffled some Always Artichoke Seam Binding and layered it along the left side of the card.  The sentiment in the ovals came from the Thanks for Caring stamp set from a previous mini catalog (unfortunately that stamp set is no longer available).

Stamps:  Elements of Style, Thanks for Caring
Ink:  Rose Red, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Naturals Ivory, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Brights (Old Olive) Brad, Blender Pen, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots



Anonymous said...

very pretty Sue! I think it will make your friend feel better.

Yapha said...

What a lovely sympathy card. Very sweet of you.

Mickey Roberts said...

A lovely card for a dear friend.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Beautiful. Great colors. Grandma's are very special people.

beth rush said...

i love what you did with the ribbon! very pretty card!