Friday, July 6, 2012

Freestyle Fridays

I was in the middle of making a card for today when my husband called to inform me that the mother of a woman he works with had passed away suddenly and could I make a card for all of his co-workers to sign.  I quickly changed the theme to a sympathy card. Sometimes I find these harder to make than a masculine card.

Sorry folks not much Stampin' Up today, except for the cardstock, as I just placed my first order from the recently released annual catalogue.  The base is Whisper White with a layer of Blushing Bride added, first ran through the Big Shot with the Sizzix Folksy Circle embossing folder. Then I stamped the Inkadinkado Floral Woodcut stamp with Black Craft Ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I made a couple of die cuts (don't know which set this is from as the frame was on my table calling out to be used) with Pear Pizzazz, cut it in the middle of the design and used it to frame the image.

For the inside:

I stamped a sentiment from a My Favorite Things set called Clearly Sentimental using Basic Black ink.  This was stamped on Blushing Bride and punched with the Large Decorative Label Punch.  Placing it on the left of the card allowed  plenty of room for all co-workers to sign on the right.

********REGINA'S MISSION********

Regina your mission this week, and as always, should you choose to accept it, is to create using embossing powder with a die cut or two.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.

See Ya Next Week!


Jacoline said...

Oh Julie this card is just stunning. You have done a fabulous job. I agree that sympathy cards are the most difficult card to create. I think the fact that it is for a sad occasion does not help. Give yourself a huge pat on the back because you have outdone yourself on this one. Give Frankii a hug from me and I look forward to next week.

Regina Andari - said...

I agree with Jacoline . . . your card is stunning! Great job, my friend!