10/17/07

Greetings friends; how's everyone doing? I've had some great play time (stamping) this week; ah...what relaxation it brings!

We had a co-worker pass away at a very young age; I made this card to send to her family. The base card is Bazzill paper - I love how it's ultrasmooth on one side and textured on the other. I stamped "With Sympathy" in Chocolate Chip in the lower right-hand corner.

I then dry embossed a softer shade of Bazzill paper with one of my new texture plates from Sizzix (it comes in the starter kit). I lightly sponged pink passion onto the flowers; then mounted this onto a thin frame of pink passion cardstock.

I then used a Clever Lever Mega Scalloped Circle Punch and a Jumbo Circle punch for the main focal point. I colored the solid flower in with pink and SU's Mellow Moss (leaves & stem); stamped off once b4 stamping onto the light pink circle. I then colored in the outline of the flower with Chocolate Chip and Mellow Moss and stamped directly onto the prior image - I didn't stamp off or anything. You can certainly see I didn't get these two lined up real well, but I still think it looks nice. Added the really beautiful pink, chocolate and white ribbon, put it all together and voila - I like it! Do you?

Remember, life is very short; don't forget to tell those you love how dear they are to you as we never know what tomorrow may hold. We're quickly approaching the one year mark of the passing of my DH's dad; how quickly the tears still come for all of us - including our children - even though we know he's in a MUCH better place and is no longer in pain. THAT brings us comfort, but the missing him goes on forever.

Thanks for stopping in; I hope you're having a great week! ~M.

1 comment:

Manna said...

This is very nice. The ribbon is so yummy!