Thursday, May 15, 2008

In Sympathy


My friend, Kari, called yesterday and aksed me to make her two sympathy cards. I was happy to oblige, although sympathy cards are always challenging for me.
I started with this gatefold card. The silk flower is a bit lighter irl. Dragonfly stamp is in River Rock, handmade leaf design paper. Handmade ghost flower with Saddle Brown StazOn inkk added.. Soft Sky cuttlebugged bg inked over in Soft Sky ink. Finally I sewed around the front panels for the finishing touch.
It's been raining for the last two days and I'm in heaven. Means I don't have to water the garden or the flowers AND that there's not a TON of wind. The only drawback is the leaky roof. Yup, we've got a screw hole leak right above my craft area because I wanted to hang a vintage lamp and put ribbon in it. We will be getting a brand new roof in September. I'm waiting with baited breath...a bunch of my paper was almost dripped on today!
Have a great day.

6 comments:

Jenn D said...

I struggle with sympathy cards too, probably because it's not something I want to have to make. I think your card is perfect though.

Sorry about the leak. I hope it doesn't rain too much or cause too much damage to your room.

Erica B. said...

I love the colors on this. Know what I don't even have a real sympathy stamp. Now i just have from the heart. I guess that works.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Such a soft and sweet sympathy card! I love the tapestry look with the stitching! And OUCH........oh I'd hate to have water get on my paper....I hope you can keep everything dry until September!!!

Alexandra said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card Misty, very soft and elegant!

Sorry to hear about your leaky roof, hope that paper survives, LOL!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is very pretty. Sympathy cards are very hard to make.

Deborah said...

Sympathy cards are touchie, I can appreciate what you mean. You did a lovely job on this card, it is so sweet and subtle. Take care, hugs, Deb