A Challenge Card: A note of sympathy


Aloha, all!

You might recall that, a couple of weeks ago, we had a going away party for my friend, Billie, and her husband.  I made a gigantic card for the whole FCE (Family and Community Education) group to sign–all 27 of us on one card!

Today I found out that Billie’s mother just passed away.  How wonderful that Billie was able to be there with her.  I have been trying to figure out what card to make her, and then I stumbled onto the Stamping 411 challenge today.  I knew right away what I was going to do for the card, and here it is.

The bird on the bamboo branch is from the Level 2 Hostess set, Asian Artistry, and the saying is from the stamp set, Thoughts and Prayers.  I used a Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad with a Filigree Brad for the corner accent.  The colors of paper are Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, and Rich Razzleberry.  The bird/bamboo is stamped using Stazon Jet Black Ink on Watercolor Paper, and I watercolored the bird with Rich Razzleberry and an Aqua Painter.

I think it’s such a good feeling to be able to go to my own craft room and make up a card like this, rather than going into a cold drug store to pick something out of a pile that’s already been picked through!


Posted on : Aug 15 2009
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4 People have left comments on this post

Aug 16, 2009 - 03:08:30

I love this stamp set.. your color choices are perfect for a sympathy card with this set! Breathtaking!

Aug 16, 2009 - 04:08:52
Pamela Knox said:

Really like the colors. Simple, sweet and lovely.

Aug 20, 2009 - 06:08:11
Judy Elting said:

Congratulations! Love your card!

Aug 21, 2009 - 09:08:36
Lynn said:

Lovely card for the 411 challenge!
Congrats on having your card chosen as one of the top 8!