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Friday, November 15, 2013

Getting to that time of the month....

Well the 19th of this month sees Kraftyhands returning to the screen with some old and new stock.
So its about time I started showing a few of my new creations...........
My reason for not blogging is that I'm setting up an online shop, and I dont really like to post about cards which are to be given to others really, I dont think its fair that strangers get to see the card before the recipient.
So hopefully you will understand my silence.
But here's one that's for TV! In other words, one I am happy to blog about!
Sympathy cards are hard to make, give and recieve. But it comes to us all, and as humans, and some animals, we need to be supported in our loss and for most of us we use a Card.
As I sit here writing this it's actually my husbands birthday, a day he shared with Karen across the road, who died of Cancer 3 years ago. A day I always Remember Karen, and her gentle spirit, so posting this card for me is quite apt, as I still miss her presence. I was touched the other day when Pintrest told me someone had pinned one of my Cards, It was actually My Sympathy Card for Karen, to the person who pinned it, Thank You, xx.
Sympathy Cards are hard to do, and as Card makers its the less pleasurable side of card making, something that takes thought, consideration, restraint.
But occasionally a resource comes along that helps, and such is the CD In Sympathy By Kraftyhands, restrained, thoughtful verses, gentle, hopeful images.

The Tag and Backing paper are from the CD, the cut file I made using the flourish from the Tag.
I chose to do this style, as I find it hard to do Sympathy cards for people I dont know. When I do a Sympathy card it needs to be simple and elegant, and this Tag and paper were my choice.
The Flourish on this tag inspired me to take the card further, Its beautiful, intricate like life.  So I Imported the pdf into MTC and pixel traced it to get the flourish on the tag. Then made a frame linking 4 of the flourishes and a separate mat mat of 2 linked flourishes. It was cut on the Zing, from Anna Maries Chocolate card stock.
An 8 inch scalloped card base, a chocolate matt, the backing paper with a grey organza ribbon and bow, the two layered flourishes, and then the tag. Inside it has one of the verse toppers on insert paper.
A beautiful elegant Sympathy card.



1 comment:

Linda Simpson said...

Such an elegant sympathy card Lou. Loving the design. I hope you and yours are well.

Linda xxx