Monday, August 1, 2011

Pretty and Pink Card

One of my very good friend's 7 year old grandson was killed last week in a go-cart accident.  My heart aches for she and her family.  I attended the viewing on Saturday and it was so sad.  I just can't imagine what they are going through at this time.  I have made a card to send to her and I wanted to share it with you. 

My friend is a wonderful flower gardener, so I wanted to add some pretty flowers to her card.

First I embossed white Vellum with the Marianne Romantic Embossing Folder. Isn't it pretty on the vellum? I just love this look.

Next I used a Petite Oval Spellbinder die and cut the center out of the Embossed Vellum so that I could stamp a sentiment inside the card. I chose Cherish Memories from JustRite because my friend told me at the viewing that they would always cherish the memories,

Martha Stewart's Double Arch punch we used for the left side border and applied to pink card stock. A very think strip of pink stripe paper was attached on to the edge to give it a finished look. Then the white Vellum was laid on top of the pink card stock and attached in spots with Glossy Accents Glue.

Next a piece of pink card stock was embossed using the Cuttlebug Embossing folders after I inked one side with Distressed Ink. This gave some color and action to the border which was placed on the outside of the oval cutout.

Fanciful Flourish by Cheery Lynn was cut also from the pink embossed card stock and Cherry Blossoms were cut with the new Cheery Lynn dies. The medium Sky flake punches were punch 6 times, colored and inserted in to the center of the flowers. You can read how to do this on Selma' blog.

Corners were cut to cover the spots of glue and snow white pearls were placed on top of them for more interest and "class"

All products can be purchased from Joan's Gardens, so please email or call 574 656 3663 with your order. If you have any question don't hesitate to ask. I love reading your comments too!

Embossing Folders----------------Marianne Romantic and Kassie by Cuttlebug
Dies-----------------------------------Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Cherry Flowers and Spellbinders
Punches-----------------------------Martha Stewart Double Arch Punch and medium Big Skye punch for stamens
Paper---------------------------------White Vellum, Pink Cardstock, stripped cardstock and Neenah white paper
Adhesive---------------------------Glossy Accents by Ranger and The Ultimate Glue for the flowers
Stamp--------------------------------Cherish by JustRite


scrappingnana said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend's son. That must be awful for them to lose a young one in an accident like that. Sending prayers their way.

Sharon Peele said...

Joan, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's grandson, I pray that the lord is watching over them to ease their pain. Your card is lovely! I love the embossed vellum!! and the flowers are beautiful!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Joan I am so sorry for the tragic accident. The card is beautiful and I know she will appreciate it.

Sharon G said...

Joan, what a beautiful card, it is so special, I'm sure your friend will cherish it along with her dear son's memories. I can't imagine anything worse than losing a child; my prayers go out to her and you, God rest his soul!

Darlene said...

This is absolutely beautiful Joan! I'm so sorry to hear of this tragic accident ... just makes my heart ache to think of such a young life gone so quickly! I will pray for her & her family to find some comfort through these trying times!

Karen W said...

Oh Wow I'm going to try the vellum, I love the folders and can't wait to see them on the vellum. Thanks so much for the new idea and I'm so sorry for their loss, I can't even imagine loosing a child.

Unknown said...

You card is beautiful Joan. But more so there was so much thought that went into making it personal for you friend. I will keep the family in my prayers. Such a sad and tragic loss.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful card. My heart aches for her too. I too have a grandson and could not imagine the hole that would be left without him.


Tucson Injury said...

Such a tragic accident! You are a very sweet friend to have. My heart goes out to your friend and her family.