Thursday, March 05, 2009

Sharing in your sorrow

Unfortunately, I'm low on sympathy cards. This new set, Thoughts and Prayers, from SU! has gorgous images and sentiments so I thought I'd give it a whirl and start rebuilding my stash. I really love this image. I'm using the sketch from the current OCC challenge and this one also qualifies for Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge this week.

My base card is More Mustard with layers of Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss, and DP from Crafty Secrets' Earthy pad. The next element is two rows of ribbon that is exactly Not Quite Navy IRL. The next element is More Mustard with the reverse of the base card DP and some antique brass brads and is up on 3M foam squares. The focal image was stamped on Very Vanilla with Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip SU! markers. It was then cut/embossed with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die and the edges sponged with More Mustard before being matted with a Mellow Moss scalloped layer. It's also up on foam squares. I used more of the DP for the Build a brad and added a Not Quite Navy bird punched out with a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers (SU!)
Paper: More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla (SU!); Earthy (Crafty Secrets)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities; 3M foam squares, ribbon, brads (craft store); punch (Martha Stewart); Buildabrad (SU!)


  1. OMGosh, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! You are blowing me away with the layers and colors and details you're putting into all your cards! Awesome work, my friend!

  2. This is beautiful, Barbara!!!! Great colors and love the dp choice and layers!!!! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!!!

  3. Very pretty! That set is on my wishlist! I love how you've paired it with the CS paper, it's perfect!

  4. Beautiful! Wonderful tree and your warm colors are great!

  5. This is so elegant and beautiful! Love all the layers and the sweet bird!


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