Sunday, July 10, 2011

The hardest cards to make

Hello Friends,
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!

Hugs,
Lilo

10 comments:

Sparkle said...

All the cards are just lovely! I'm sorry for your family's loss too.

Cyndi said...

both cards are so beautiful! yes, sympathy cards are hard to make!

mousekemom said...

I agree, sympathy cards are so difficult and I too turn to flowers or trees. Love the christening card! It could be used for so many things and love the body swap. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Kelly Booth said...

Very Pretty Sympathy card...they are so hard to make for more reasons than one!! Love the Christening card too....so cute and perfectly done!! Hugs!

Nady said...

Je t'offre mes sympathies ainsi qu'a toute ta famille. Tes créations sont superbes.
Hugs
Nadyne xx

Amy said...

Your sympathy cards are perfect Leanne...beautifully serene and peaceful!
I like the mostly white with just the touch of blue for the christening card and your altered Ian is awesome!
Hope your week goes splendidly for you! :)

Mimi said...

Beautiful cards Leanne! The sympathy cards are very tranquil and the christening card is too cute! Love the star embossed background! Hope you have a great week! ;)

Tasha said...

Oh those cards are lovely leanne - sympathy cards are the hardest to make in my opinion but yours are just wonderful and the colours are perfect! I love your altering - super fun christening card
love tasha xx

pixie_boutique said...

awesome job leanne! I loved how you used the swaps...the little boy and mamma will surely love it and frame it as a milestone =)

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

I am sorry, too, for the loss of your Dad's cousin. What an honor that your Dad asked you to make such a card- you did a wonderful job. it's gorgeous and simple and muted for just the right theme/ touch. Your Christening card is so pure and white and adorable-really makes you think about the whole circle of life thing when seeing two cards for these two occasions together...