Mar 11 2010

Thoughts and Prayers

Stampin' Up!'s Thoughts and Prayers stamp set is really my go-to stamp set when I need sympathy cards.  My mother-in-law placed an "order" for some, so I made up a dozen while I was at the stamping retreat last weekend. 

 

I picked the Nouveau Chic designer paper to use because it uses Basic Gray.  I thought the Sage Shadow was toned down enough to really compliment this stamp set, too.  It really is the perfect designer paper for Sympathy cards!

 

I started with a base card of Sage Shadow and layered on Basic Gray cardstock.  I added a strip of Nouveau Chic Designer Paper.  I inked up the tree with my Stampin' Write Markers in Going Gray and Sage Shadow and stamped on Whisper White.  I added Sharing in Your Sorrow with Basic Gray Classic Ink.  I layered the Whisper White on Sage Shadow cardstock and placed it on the front of the card.  Pretty basic and simple, but I think it has a lot of impact for a Sympathy card!  Hope she likes them!

 

I'm so excited.  We just purchased a bedroom set for the empty bedroom.  Our youngest took his bedroom set with him to college and the room had a spare sofa bed in it for a couple years.  Last year when he moved to his new apartment, he took the sofa bed with him and the room has been empty.  They delivered it yesterday and I went shopping yesterday for a new comforter and sheets.  I found a really bright and pretty comforter, but now I need new sheets (expensive!) and some pictures, etc.  Isn't it funny how one new thing can spark a whole new bunch of shopping?  lol!


One Person has left comments on this post

Mar 11, 2010 - 12:03:25

Hi Connie,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so glad that you liked my card. Your feedback means so much…it's a real confidence booster! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I look forward to frequenting your blog on a daily basis to see what you come up with next. 😉 Have a great day!