Sympathy Cards

Sympathy cards are always hard to create, but when I had to create cards for three generations for my extended family it was especially hard. This is for my BFF whose three week old great granddaughter died suddenly. Using a makeup brush I used Lemon Drop ink on the Water Droplets stencil (Gina K Designs) for a soft background. The Daffodil, by Divinity Designs was colored with Copics and cut with the matching die. The sentiment is from Sincere Sentiments by Stampendous. The card base is soft stone, my new favorite card base.  I’m entering this in the Simon Says Monday Challenge to use a stencil.

This is for the baby’s grandmother. I used the Rose Lace background stamp by Gina K Designs stamped in Kraft on white with a Kraft card base. The sentiment is from Extra Grand Sentiments by JustRite, stamped in Dark Chocolate.

And this is for the baby’s mother. The Rose Lace Background was stamped in Innocent Pink, on a Dusty Rose card base. The sentiment from Peony Wishes was stamped in Stormy Sky. The butterfly die is from the My Hero January Kit, cut in  Dusty Rose. The body and antenna were colored with a black marker and highlighted with a Stardust Clear Glitter pen. I am entering this in the Dies R Us Challenge to use things with wings.

Going away Card

My exercise instructor is going away. She is getting married! Her last day will be in two weeks. I was asked to make a card from our heath fitness group. I made it A9 size, which is an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper folded in half at the 5 1/2 inch mark. I made an envelope also, but didn’t take a photo. It is a marbled gray color.

Stampendous Yoga critters

I saw these Stampendous Yoga Critters and thought they made the perfect images for our class card. We often feel like we can’t do the exercise we are being asked to do.

Fred Said set

For her wedding, the instructor ordered Converse shoes in all white for her and her girls, and gray for him and his sons. Yes, they are thinking Brady Bunch with the combining of their households. So, the ladies said that shoes belonged on the card. I found a set by Impression Obsession called Fred Said. It is based on Fred Rogers, Mr. Rogers PBS TV show. I didn’t use any of the sentiments from the set, but plan to use this quite a bit. This is the inside of the card.

I hope she enjoys her card. I know the fellow exercise class participants will enjoy writing on it.