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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sharing Your Sorrow Sympathy Card

I really don't like making these cards. No, not the card itself but the "theme." And it seems I only make them when I need them and I find it very difficult. I should make up a few of them to have on had and then it may be less difficult. And isn't it one of those "Murphy's Law" type things??? If I have a bunch of sympathy cards I won't have any need for them????? Hey, that's worth a try!!!

I have two other cards I still need to make for this month and once again I'm caught up with cards!!! Everything else in my life is behind schedule but the cards!!! Well, at least it's something!!! LOL

I am actually a little late in getting this card made and sent off too. I keep losing the notes I write. Are cats vindictive creatures??? One of the cats was having some behavioral issues so I shut it in the guest room for a week. Not to worry the cat got LOTS of attention. That is where the computer is so I was in there a lot. Plus I had to go in there to clean the litter box and make sure there was food and water. And little Boo insists on coming in there and visiting or she invites herself to a sleepover. LOL She's such a character. Anyway, when we got back last week from our overnighter I realized I wrongly accused the one cat. SO now the cat who is having the issues is now in the guest room and of course Boo LOVES to have a "girls night out" with her. LOL In fact she is in the room right now!!!And this late in the evening she will probably find a comfortable spot on the soft blanket I have on the bed and spend the night!! So my question is in regards to the cat who was wrongfully accused. Stuff is missing and he's a smart cat . . . . . do you think he is messing with me? LOL

But now that I remembered to make this card I will get it off in the mail tomorrow and one less thing on my list to tend to!

To make this card I used Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Certainly Celery and Close to Cocoa ink. I ran the Close to Cocoa and Certainly Celery through the Dotted Swiss Cuttlebug folder. I didn't measure the width of the Certainly Celery piece, it was a piece of long scrap I had and it worked!!!

I stamped the words in Chocolate Chip ink. I used the larger oval punch, punched it out and then sponged the edges in Certainly Celery. I punched out a Chocolate Chip scallop and layered them together.

Now here's a trick I use when I did the tree. I stamped the whole image in Certainly Celery and then took the Chocolate Chip marker and colored in the trunk and branches. It sure was a lot easier than coloring the leaves one at a time!!! This works as long as the darker marker is dark enough to absorb the lighter color and still stay not only solid but remain as dark as it is intended to be. Chocolate Chip works perfectly for doing this!!!

The tree image is from the Stampin' Up! "Thoughts and Prayers" set. I just LOVE that set. And I'm SO happy it's in the new catalog!!!

Now to get this post published and get the card addressed and ready to go out in the mail tomorrow morning. Then I'm headed for my beads. I'm working on a really fun and pretty bracelet and I'll show it to you later in the week!!! I went to a fun beading night at the local bead store. I will also be teaching there in July and August!!! That will be a lot of fun. I haven't taught there since last fall.

Don't forget about the blog candy!!! The random drawing is on Tuesday evening!

Thank you SO much for visiting today, Wanda

5 comments:

Vicki said...

Classically stunning card! And, I have cats that like to mess with my stuff(and my head), too! Gotta love 'em! Blessings to you!

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty and love the colors.

scrappynanny said...

Your card is beautiful! I feel the same way about making sympathy cards. I've been saying for several months that I need to make several to have when needed. Your card may be just the inspiration I need. Thanks!

Sara Paschal said...

This is beautiful, I so love this stamp set. Great job!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Very nice sympathy card. Calming with the tree theme.

I try to have at least one in my stash, but I'm with you, I don't like making them either.