Monday, September 28, 2009

LOC Deepest Sympathy

Let's pretend it is last Friday and I am on time for my Twisted Sister Challenge....okay I am in denial but am having a lovely time here - you can join me sometime. The way I see it, it is a nice place to visit but just don't stay there too long! LOL!

We were to make a Sympathy card and from what I can remember it had to have a punch, ribbon and brads...so I think I have covered it all! Sympathy cards are not the easiest to make, I find I want them to be respectful but also want them to celebrate the life that is no longer here and to bring hope and comfort to those grieving the loss of their loved one!

What better stamps to reach for than the Layer of Color set Gothic Crosses. This is a personal favourite of mine, there are so many opportunities to use it, apart from Sympathy cards!! I have inked the cross with distressing inks and layered it onto the distressed flourish from the Nature Walk set, using dimensionals.

The DP has been embossed through the Cuttlebug, I love the effect of embossed DP - it adds so much texture and depth - and we love that don't we!! All edges of the DP have been sponged with distressing inks, including the Nestie Tag that I have stamped with a PTI sentiment and threaded gold chiffon through and then threaded a small flourish from the Old World Flourish set into the ribbon slot and popped the rest up on dimensionals. Dew Drops which were part of a RAK from one of my Twisted Sisters Peggy (aka Marilyn Prestonn) have been added above the tag.

I finished off my placing a strip of torn and inked DP to the top and adding nail bling onto this - I love the effect of nail bling. It adds to the look without screaming 'look at me!'
This also qualifies for the Die cut Dreams Challenge where ribbons and trims are required!!
Plus Our Creative Corner where it is all monochromatic.
It also fits the Limited Supplies Challenge for S.O.S
S = Sponging
O = Round Dew Drop or Nail Bling
S = Sympathy
Thank you for visiting and for your comments, you are so encouraging and I love seeing you have been! You add so much to my day! It is Monday here and the school holidays...our girls have friends over for their FIRST Sleep Over and are so excited, my DS has gone to a friends to get away from all of the PINK!! LOL! Have a great week! God bless you!


  1. Oh Linda... I am coveting these two sets!!! I love them layered together like this!!! I must go confess I'm afraid!!! What a beautiful sympathy card while focusing on the hope we who know the Lord as Savior have in Him! Such a beautifully done inspirational card Linda! TFS! Hugs!

  2. This is truely an inspiring card, Linda! i am sure that it would be so appreciated should you have to use it. Love the way it points to the Eternal Hope we have.


  3. Wow Linda this is simply stunning.......Breathaking darling
    I think sympathy cards are the hardest to make
    You have done an excellent job here
    Thanks for joining us at the DCD Challenge this week
    Hugs Susie xx

  4. Wow this is sooo gorgeous, rich and elegant. Love it!

  5. Linda, my friend, wow, that is about all I can say here!!!! Your card came out BEAUTIFUL!!! Love all of the dimension. I just received my Victoria folder on Saturday(ordered it the beginning of August) so I have not used it yet, but I am getting my inspiration from you my friend and try to use it soon. Love those colors and the embellishments are all in the right spot. Hugs, Sabrina

  6. Stunning card, love all the details. Thank you for joining the DCD challenge this week.

  7. WOW!! Linda, somehow, by creating from your heart you manage to put it in your cards, and it shows such touching emotions! A work of art!


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