Thursday, August 20, 2009

Special Blessing


I never seem to have a sympathy card on hand when I need one, but then most of us don’t. These are not the type of cards any of us enjoy making. Thankfully, I don’t need one right now.

I got SU’s Special Blessings for my birthday and it’s been sitting on my craft table for a couple of weeks patiently waiting its turn for a little love.

I finally inked up the cross and learned that this cross looks better in dark ink. I tried it in a few lighter blues for a softer touch and really just didn’t like the look at all. So, I grabbed my Pacific Point pad and loved the look I got.

I stamped my image twice, then cut one of the images. But, when I cut the cross, I cut close to the cross for a little extra pop. I mounted my cross with dimensionals, on my oval cut with my nesties. I used my CB Swiss Dots folder for my background and mounted everything on some basic black.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!



Stamps: SU Special Blessings

CS and DP: SU Whisper White, Basic Black

Inks, markers and coloring tools: Pacific Point

Extra goodies: Nesties, CB Swiss Dots
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23 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful! Perfect everything. What a great design and colors.

Karin said...

Great idea to pop up the cross. I think this is a lovely sympathy card. The embossing folder you chose is a perfect textured background.

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card hun!!!! Love the colors on this:)
Have a nice day!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

TannyP said...

The addition of dimension is a great choice - I love the simple elegance of this beauty!

Monica said...

So simple......so beautiful.

Heidi said...

Michelle, you hit this one on the head of the nail. It is beautiful girl! Just gorgeous.

JessicaLynn said...

I love this card. I love the texture around the image. :)

Jessica

Crafty Creations said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card. Glad you don't need to use it right now, but they are sooooo good to have on hand. Love the popped up cross :)

specialcraftmom4 said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card. I know that i need to make a few to have on hand.

Paige said...

This is a most beautiful card!

Jennie said...

This is beautiful! Love the CB folder you used...a nice sympathy card, always good to have ready.

Cindy said...

Michelle,
Please visit my blog to see the Arawd that I have given you. It is a Kreativ Blogger award. The link is there.

Your cards are beautiful as always!!!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Great card! Love the white on white and the blue really makes the focal image of the cross stand out.

paperpedaler said...

I always love the pop out look, but never can seem to remember to do it myself. Thanks for reminding me and showing off this little idea with a great creation.

shellpole said...

The card has just the right amount of colour, I think. It has turned out beautifully.

Did you change the blog background? Or have I just not noticed before now?

my5bratz said...

that is GORGEOUS, simple yet beautiful :0)

and yes, Im fine thanks for asking :0x

p.s if you wanted that wedding image its a free digistamp available here

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Simple, elegant and perfect for the occasion.

I stopped making sympathy cards for "just in case". It seems like whenever I have them in my stash, someone we know dies. That actually happened three times in a row within 2 months time. So now I wait until I need them to make them.

Melody said...

Simple and Beautiful!

Cathleen said...

This is such a pretty card, I love the cross and the color is fantastic!

Vicki said...

Beautiful statement! Love this image! Awesome job! Blessing to you!

Kirstin said...

This is beautiful! I love the swiss dots behind the oval with the cross.

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is beautiful! The Pacific Point ink makes the cross stand out just the right amount. Great job on the card.

Michell said...

This is awesome card...
Really i like this...
Thanks

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Michell
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