I hope you are all having a great weekend. It's certainly summer here in Cali and boy is Mother Nature giving us a lot of heat! But it's been great! Hope you are all enjoying some fine weather. : )
I don't know about you all but I think the hardest cards to make are Sympathy cards. I say they are hard because you never want to have to make one. My dad's cousin passed away and he went to the funeral on Friday. He asked me to make a card for their family and I knew it had to be special because it was for family. I made two so he could choose one, the second one I would keep. Using kraft and dark brown as my color scheme, I chose a floral embossing background, two different Spellbinder frames and tropical flowers for the center. I also added twine and a MS butterfly. This particular flower is from Stampendous and the sentiment is from the Greeting Farm (retired set).
Here is the second one that is similar but different. I chose another set of flowers this time from the Greeting Farm set (retired) and the sentiment is from Stampendous. I really like the simplicity of these cards and I know that I could make these into any kind of card, not just Sympathy cards. It's all in the sentiment I think.
As there are sympathy cards, there are also Christening cards. Yesterday my co-worker baptized her son, so I had to make him a card. Since the christened are usually dressed in white I decided to go with an almost all white card with a pop of blue. Of course he had to have brown hair, but the rest of the card is mostly white. I still had the left over bottom part of WS Daniel from the graduation card I swapped out his upper half for. I used Oh Boy Ian to top him off. Yes, another swap. I am also using my newest set of Spellbinders, Wonky rectangles (yay), and a fun star-studded embossing folder. I had to add some clouds, a few punched out stars and a white ribbon. Yep had to.. lol...
Alrighty my friends, I hope Sunday brings you all some rest and relaxation. As for me, I have a few cards to finish and a small project or two. It's going to be a busy week for me so I have to use my Sunday to try to get ahead. Mahalo for stopping by, have a wonderful Sunday!