Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In My Heart

Hello Everyone!  I know all my Northern Hemisphere friends are enjoying the beginning of Summer and many are preparing for end of school year, but here in Australia it's turning cold and there are just a few days left before the (winter) school holidays.  Today it's chilly, grey and raining a bit.  Blech!!!  :(  I had to help a friend make a sympathy card over the week-end and it occurred to me that I really should have a few of these in my card stash because you never know when you are going to need one.  I saw this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and decided to play along!  It also qualifies for the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge this week to use paper flowers!!  :)

I started with a base of white and layered with dusty blue bazzill and then another layer of white that I embossed with the Nat EF.  Next I took two pieces of Memory Box Frond DSP and matted both with more blue bazzill - the vertical panel I punched the border with my new Martha Stewart Iron Gate Punch.  I then stamped the sentiment from ODBD's From Me To You set in Our Daily Bread Steel Blue ink and cut it out with Petite Oval Nestabilities and matted with the matching scallop in blue bazzill and popped it all up on foam tape.  I then pierced all around the oval.  I then added a piece of ribbon across the bottom and topped it with some blue Prima flowers that my BFF Edna gave me for my birhday and added a couple of punched green branches.  To finish I added a couple of pearls to the top corner.


Stamps - From Me To You (ODBD)
Paper - White, Blue Bazzill, Memory Box Frond DSP
Ink - Our Daily Bread Steel Blue
Accessories - Petite Oval and Petite Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Iron Gate Border Punch, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, 1/2" White Satin Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Kaisercraft Denim Pearls, Nat Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Foam Tape.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

22 comments:

Leigh said...

A beautiful sympathy card Kathy. Love it.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Kathy - it is a long time between visits these days, but I am always glad to visit! I love this card - it is so serene and peaceful - perfect for a Sympathy card! I have had to make some lately and always find it is better to have some on hand, as you never feel like making one when the need arises! Thanks for sharing - it is always a pleasure to come here! {{{hugs}}}

Jean McKenzie said...

Kathy, this is so beautiful! Love the soft blue shades and that iron gate punch! Love it all!

Kerrie said...

Kathy, this is just gorgeous ....colours used are beautiful, along with the dp

Jessie said...

It's beautiful as always Kathy and that paper is so pretty! Have a great day, hugs, Jessie

Silke Ledlow said...

Kathy, this is a gorgeous Sympathy card!!! The blue colors are devine my friend!!! Love the embossed BG too!!!

Stay warm as we try to stay cool :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Amanda said...

This is a gorgeous card Kathy.

Grace said...

Oh WOW Kathy!!! This is a beautiful and serene card!!! LOVE the papers... love the soft soothing feel... and all the white space... it's gorgeous!!! It's a great idea to have a few on hand because you need them in a hurry when you need them! I really love this one gf!!!

Shawna said...

This is gorgeous Kathy! What a beautiful, loving way to show someone you care about what they are going through.

Marisa said...

Beautifully done as always, Kathy! Love the colour combo you used and the way there is so much white space. The flower is a perfect touch as is the border on the vertical panel.

I'm still running full out here - this is such a crazy time of year!! Haven't forgotten about you and Skype. Didn't get a friends notice but then I just looked you up. Will check with hubby as I'm far from knowledgeable in this area LOL!

Velta said...

Oh my Kathy ~ Simply elegant! Your blues are complimented by the design! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous art work!

Renkata said...

Gorgeous card.
Love the layout.

Rosietoes said...

What a lovely sympathy card Kathy - they are always the hardest ones to make.
The colours are gorgeous.

Edna x

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Kathy, oh my goodness, this is so striking!!! Love that paper and the way you have arranged everything around it....so beautiful!!! Hugs and blessigns, Sabrina

Betty Wright said...

I saw this at SCS and just had to stop by with some more kuddos! Beautiful detailing, colors, and design, Kathy! Lovely card!

Karen L said...

Just a beautiful card Kathy - I love the colours. Always love seeing your beautiful work.

June Houck said...

Your cards take my breath away. So lovely, Kathy!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Kathy, this card is beautiful! That embossed BG looks fabulous & I love the pearls. Such a wonderful sentiment :) Sending sunshine & warm thoughts your way as the thermometer is well about 100 degrees these days!

Edna Morrisedie said...

This is very pretty Kathy, I love the textured panel and the little flowers came in handy hey!!

Sharnee Torrents said...

Gorgeous card!! It will be so beautifully received if and when you need it!! Love the pearls and the flowers and the colours of the soft blue!!!
Smiles SHarnee :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOOOOOOOVE this! What a beauty!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Holy cow, are you on a roll! This is another stunner! Love that MB paper and your ribbon/flower treatment are so beautiful with it.

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