Monday, August 24, 2009

Jacksonbelle Embellies Challenge Sympathy card

Another post for the day ~

I had been wanting to complete the sketch challenge over at Jacksonbelle Embellishments for this past week, but just didn't seem to have enough hours in the day. Then David told me over the weekend that we needed a sympathy card. So I tossed this idea around in my head and finally got it to paper today. I know many people tend to make sympathy cards in bulk and keep them on hand, 'cause they are never easy to make emotionally. Sometimes I will make up a few, but I tend to prefer to make them as I need them. I put a lot of thought into the person I'm making the card for and the person who has passed away. This also gives me a chance to pray for the family as I am crafting. It's a special time for me to just spend in quiet reflection on the people who are in sadness and grief and bring them to our precious Father's feet. Not trying to be super pious, it's just my thing I do.

So I knew from the start that I wanted to use this beautiful stamp from Inkadinkado. This is one of my most favorite stamps ever. It just brings me such peace to look at it. And oh my, the pleasure I had creating with it! The pages of the Bible are painted with butter cream shimmerz and the flowers are highlighted with my spica glitter pen. I used my SU! ink squirty tool (I am ALWAYS forgetting what that thing is really called!) to spray choco ink on both the main image and the amethyst cs. Then I washed the entire main image in gold ink prior to embossing for my fave technique - cracked glass. Papers are Basic Grey Wisteria, flowers by Prima, leaf punch by Martha Stewart, trims by Webster's Pages, JoAnn's, & SU! Oh yes, the main image is popped up on foam tape and the edges are inked with vanilla craft. The card is sized to fit in a legal envie - 3 3/4" x 9".

Check back tomorrow for the fun new digis by Sewn Together - my newest DT!!!


Kryssi said...

what a pretty card jennifer!! u have such a unique style!

Cindy said...

Beautiful. I like the long format for this too. The embellies are fabulous.

Scrapping Julie said...

wow jennifer, it is so beautiful. how nice to really have this person in mind when you are creating it. makes it so much more special.

Gina said...

How wonderful that you put so much thought and prayer into your sympathy cards. I am sure this will bring comfort.

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I am like you about making sympathy cards. I prefer to make it fit the person it needs to go to.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love this card! The layout is wonderful!