Monday, April 27, 2009

Praying for you...LeClair family

A little over a week ago, a dear friend of mine lost her 9-year battle with breast cancer. If you have ever had to make a sympathy card, then you know that this is the most difficult type of card to make. I knew I wanted to use the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set. It is a beautiful set and perfect for granting God's peace when the recipient needs it most. Well, this evening, I happened upon Jaron Winder's new Color Combination Creative Challenge, and I decided that his inspiration colors were just the inspiration I needed to get this card made. The color combination was Old Olive, Taken with Teal, and Soft Sky (which is a retired In Color).
The card base is Old Olive, and I used the Top Note bigz die with both Soft Sky and Whisper White CS then trimmed the white layer. I sponged all edges with Taken with Teal ink, inked the tree image with Old Olive classic ink and then went back and filled in the branches with my Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write marker. I stamped "Praying for You..." in Teal ink and stamped it off on my scrap paper before stamping the CS. Then I added Soft Sky double stitched grosgrain ribbon to finish it off.
I had pulled out my Kind Thoughts stamp set for a project I was working on earlier today (I didn't use all Stampin' Up! products on it, so you won't be seeing it here, but it will probably appear in my Splitcoaststampers gallery sometime soon), so I decided to use it on the inside of this card as well. Again, I sponged the edges and stamped the sentiment with Teal ink. Then I used the large filigree image in Soft Sky ink, but it's a little difficult to see, and inked the butterfly in Old Olive and stamped it off once. I also used my corner rounder punch.

Back at the beginning of April, I wrote this post about a current campaign that is hosting this month. There are three days left in April, and they are still 13% away from reaching their goal. Please, in honor of my friend, or someone you know, visit their website and click the pink button to fund free mamograms, and ask all your friends and family to do the same.

Sweet wishes!

1 comment:

Beth said...

Done. (((hugs)))