Friday, September 26, 2008

Comfort & peace

Happy Friday! Boy am I glad this week is almost over. I'll be even more glad when I'm feeling 100%. My sore throat turned into a full blown head cold and I was miserable Wednesday night and all day yesterday, but I'm feeling a bit better today, so hopefully I'm on the mend.

This is a card I made recently for a friend whose mother passed away. I love this color combination and thought it was good for a sympathy card. It was also my submission for last week's sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. I stamped the flower image using two Colorbox Cat's Eye ink pads and stamped the sentiment using the same ink pad as the flowers. The panel was cut out and embossed with my long rectangle Nestabilities dies and the border panel was cut out using my Perfect Layers ruler set. I aged the panel with some Ranger Distress Inks and mounted it with some foam tape on top of the other panels that were affixed to a kraft cardbase. The panels on the card base were also aged with Distress Inks.

There isn't a lot to this card in terms of techniques, but the tricky part for me with cards like this is selecting coordinating papers and getting the panels all the right size and mounted straight and even.

I'm hoping to be feeling better over the weekend so I can get some stamping in since I've only made one card this whole week. Hope your week has been better than mine and that you have a good weekend!

Card Details:
Pattern Paper: Prima Tea & Silk Collection Daigoji; Prism Island Mist; BasicGrey Two Scoops
Card stock: PTI Kraft
Stamps: Gina K. Designs
Inks: Colorbox Cat's Eyes - Sea Glass & Stucco; Ranger Distress Inks - Antique Linen & Vintage Photo


Julie Koerber said...

Ok Robin... right back at ya!!! I have THAT stamp and I could do that!! I laughed pretty hard at your comment. I can't tell you how many times I say that same thing. Well, then I visit your place and what happens? I say it again! Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by!

The Rubber Maid said...

What a beautiful card, I love the different colors you used and the layout. Thanks for visiting my place and now I know where you are I will return. Lovely ! Pat

Janine said...

WOW!! I know those people. Julie and Pat... amazing who you sneak up on!! LOL!
Julie and Pat are amazing ladies...
Thanks for the wonderful comments on my site and I will be back to check out your creations!!
Have a great weekend.

Debbie Olson said...

Ohhh, ahhhh! This is lovely! Great colors and vintage feel!