Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, but I just couldn’t get myself motivated to go make something. Unfortunately, today I had a reason to make a card. I know, when can it be a bad time to craft? It wasn’t the crafting that was bad, it was reason to create the card. A friend of mine very recently experienced a sudden loss in her family, I feel so very sorry for her and wanted to show that I cared and was thinking of her and her family as they try to come to terms with the situation.
I always struggle with what to say at times like this and making a card that is appropriate is just as difficult. I didn’t want to make it too bright and cheery but on the other hand I didn’t want it to be sad and depressing. How do you show someone you care without making the situation worse?
Well I hope I got the balance right with this card. I cased this card from Rachel Brumley, I mixed it up enough to make it original, I hope.
I know it looks like Rich Razzleberry, but in fact I used Bravo Burgandy and Vanilla card stock. I cut the little leaves sizzlit die from Stampin Up! in Always Artichoke, and had some old burgandy organza ribbon. I used the Sizzix die 3D Flowers to make the flowers and the edgelits are from Stampin Up! too. I added some vanilla pearls in the centre of the flowers and in the centre of the bow. I used my new wooden bow-maker that I received for Christmas from my friend Sandra to make this double bow. It really makes bow-making so very very easy. Thanks Sandra, it’s one of the best presents I have received and I am sure I will get lots and lots of use out of it.
I like to decorate the inside of cards too but didn’t want it to be too busy as the front it busy enough. This is what I came up with.
Classic but simple don’t you think? Can you see that I used some of the DSP behind the vanilla? I hope my friend likes my card and finds the strength to move forward when the time is ready for her. In the meantime I will keep her and her family in my thoughts and pray for the best for them all.
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