Hello Stamping Friends!
I am trying to catch up on a few projects so I can clean up my craft room. Virtual Stamp Night is coming up soon, and I have a bunch of hostess samples to create. In the meantime, I have two sympathy cards which I made yesterday so they can be mailed tomorrow. I have had to make a lot of sympathy cards already this year. Sad, but at least it's a way to show someone I am praying for them. The first card also works for a recent ColourQ challenge. Too late to submit, but I can check it off my list.
Recently a woman from Church passed away. I know her two adult daughters and decided to create a card for each. One sings in the choir with me, and the entire choir sang for her funeral. I wanted to have cards made by then, but didn't. Now I am glad. You see, the woman who died was proudly Polish, and the family would wear red in honor of the nation's flag each time they had a family gathering. In fact, I have never seen so much bright red at a funeral in my life...it was beautiful! So I decided to use real red in both cards. This first card has a basic black base with DP from S.E.I. called "Black Orchid." I added a piece of red satin ribbon. On a whisper white scallop circle, I stamped this image and sentiment, both from SU's "Love & Caring," using black, red, and gray markers. Two candy dots finish off the clean and simple look.
Next, another black card base, this one with 2 different sides of SU "Love Letter" dsp. The flourish is like the stamp from "Elements of Style," so I used the bird from that same set., stamped on very vanilla. The sentiment is from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" on the word window. Grosgrain ribbon and a single candy dot finish it off.
Both of these cards are ready to be mailed tomorrow. Sad thing is, I still have to finish another sympathy card in the morning. Sigh.
Any way...that is it for today. I do plan on making some cards for happier occasions soon!