Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sending Prayers

A long time friend in my card making group Mother passed away and this is the card I sent to her.

This has kind of a two step stamping to it, I thought I would use white embossing powder to it on cream cardstock and it just didn't show up like I was hoping so I decided to go with sponging on a soft blush color of ink to let  the white embossing show up better and I really liked the results.  Don't forget to go over the embossing with a paper towel to take up any ink that may be on your embossing.


I added a gem to the center to help bring out the green background stamping a bit.

Here is a closeup of the flower.


Papertrey ink -- Meadow Greens stamp set w/ white embossing powder
Basic Grey -- Lily Kate paper
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basics B
Martha Stewart -- Border punch
Ribbon
Button
Gem

Hope your week is off to a good start, we are still getting down quite low at night but they are saying we should start seeing more like normal temperatures for our daytime highs so that is nice.  Hope it is good where you are!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in today and for sharing your thoughts,

Connie

20 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

This is gorgeous! This might be my favorite card of yours I have ever seen.

My thoughts go out to the family of your friend.

Connie said...

Your card is beautiful and you are a sweetie. It's so hard to lose someone, especially a mother. That's why it is so important to let the people we love know it, all the time :)

CherylQuilts said...

What a beautiful card, Connie, for your friend, and I'm so sorry for her loss. I think she will love this delicate card. I love how you've sponged color on and added the green gem inside. Beautifully done, my friend! Hugs!

Debbie said...

the card is beautiful and so thoughtful. i LOVE the flower, the focal point, is stunning!!!

details, details, details....your work is always so very special!!!!

Oliva Ohlson said...

A very pretty card, and I think the added gem makes the center really pop.
I'm sure it will bring a smile and comfort to your friend!

Roosterhead Designs said...

I like happy ending 'mis-haps' like that! as the result of the second step of inking is beautiful Connie~ Such a pretty delicate card friend. She will be blessed. Thanks for sharing! Karen O

Shoregirl said...

What a beautiful flower!! Love how your turned your "oops" into something lovely!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

This card is beautiful, Connie. It's so hard to lose a Mother and I'm sure your lovely card will bring loving solace to your friend. Knowing people care is so important at such a difficult time. You're such a sweetie. Hugs xo Karen

Linda Walker said...

Connie, this is beautiful! This might be my favorite so far!!! The flower is gorgeous! Is it Queen Anne's Lace? You are so creative in your card-making!!
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Kim said...

Your lovely card oozes warm and loving thoughts. It is perfect for a friend who is grieving the loss of her mother. That flower is gorgeous.

Donna Phelan said...

So sorry about your friend....that's not easy. BUT your card is spectacular and will surely bring her comfort. It. Is. Gorgeous.

Christine said...

So delicately beautiful and tender which suits its purpose so well, Connie. Very well made.
Have a lovely day!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, this is absolutely gorgeous, Connie! The sponging really seals the deal on its beauty. Very soft and delicate. I really love it for a sympathy card.

Janice said...

A beautiful card Connie, so fitting for the occasion.

Donna Ellis said...

Connie, I love this card! The design is gorgeous! I keep forgetting to use the whit EP resist technique and it always wows me! Beautiful! Hugs, de

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful card for someone who just experienced such a loss. I am sure it was much appreciated!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Anonymous said...

Wow Connie This is one of your best! Great Job!

Bud

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Connie, I'm so sorry for your friend, to lose a parent is such a loss.
Your card is quite beautiful,and thoughtful too. I'm sure she felt comforted when she opened it and read it.

All the best Jan

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oooh Connie this is one gorgeous card. Isn't it great how when something doesn't do what we thought it should we can turn it into an even nicer creation by adding a bit of ink to highlight. Brilliant work.
Thanks so much for the inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Daniela said...

What a delicate thought, my lovely, in this world when writing and sending cards is so rare, your art is even much more appreciated and valued !

Hope you're having a wonderful day, today,
I'm sending blessings of joy on your weekend ahead, darling Connie
with so much thankfulness

Dany