Sunday, March 24, 2013

Serene Silhouettes Done Softly

Happy Sunday to you.  Today was a special Easter party at church for the little ones.  Of course, I had to go along to have fun with my grandsons.  Both boys had fun 'looking' for the eggs.  I use that term very loosely, as a barely one year old doesn't have a clue.  He just had fun shaking them and crawling after them when the eggs rolled away from him.  And the older one - almost 3yr old - found some trucks and trains to play with and that was more interesting than plastic eggs!  All in all, it was enjoyable for grandma to watch the boys have fun.

Now on to the card for today.  For your sakes, I hope you haven't been needing too many sympathy cards lately, but seems like I need another one almost every week.  I find it very hard to make these cards as needed, so try to keep a small stash on hand.   This is one of the sympathy cards I've made recently for my stash...

Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes, Trust God, Papillon Potpourri, and Thoughts and Prayers
Ink:  Early Espresso and Marina Mist ink pads, Marina Mist and Old Olive markers
Paper:  Early Espresso, Bashful Blue, and Naturals White cardstock
Accessories:   Big Shot with Fancy Fan TIEF and Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Linen Thread, Pearls Basic Jewels, Sponge quarter, Glue Dots, and Dimensionals
Love the texture on the background layer with the Fancy Fan embossing.  So pretty.  I added just a light touch of Early Espresso sponging on the edges to soften the look.

The flowers were colored on the stamp with markers and then did the heavy breathing before stamping.  The butterfly was stamped on a scrap of Naturals White cardstock, then stamped again on the die-cut piece without re-inking.  This gives just a light shadow look behind the punched and layered main butterfly.  Pearls were added to the butterfly for elegance.  The Linen Thread was added to keep it from getting too frilly.  For the inside of the card, one of the sentiments from Thoughts and Prayers worked nicely. 

Hope you like this idea.  If you don't need sympathy cards, you could easily change it by using a different set of sentiments.  It would be pretty no matter what you used it for.  Enjoy the day.  Looking forward to Easter and all the blessings God has in store for us!   Oh happy day!  Sharon

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