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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Black and White Ornament Sympathy Card For Liz G's Family

This was a difficult card to make. Just last week I discovered that a lady who is very active on the docrafts forum, Liz G, sadly passed away suddenly. Her lovely daughter, Pixie-Lou, also a forum member, kindly took the time  to let us know despite her obvious grief.

So, having reclaimed my craft room after the in-laws had visited, I got my stash out and had a think. I went with a clean and simple idea.

I didn't have a suitable sentiment stamp so created something in Word using Century Gothic and Lauren Script fonts and cut it into a panel.

The ornament image, from the Papermania Chatsworth Furnishings stamp set, was stamped centrally using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink. The corners of the panel were punched with the Woodware Inverted Corner Rounder punch and matted onto black card.

Ivory pearls, from the Hobby House Wedding Day set of self-adhesive pearls were added in the corners and on the ornament image.

A strip of the black card was added across a tent fold card and the image panel added over it.

I also decorated the inside of the card using the Thinking Of You stamp from the Hot Off The Press Sentiments stamp set and the Onyx Black ink.


Sheila said...

Kathleeen, This is beautiful and I am sure Liz's family will treasure it along with all the others they have gotten. Love your homemade sentiment - I watch the help you give crafters from the sideline and you should make more of these to sell online! Happy crafting, Sheila:)X

Sandra said...

So sad to hear this news your card is just lovely:) Sandra H

nessy said...

oh kathleen what a stylish card ~just perfect ~always difficult to make cards at a sad time!
vanessa xx

Tracey T said...

This is such a lovely card, Kathleen and just right for this sad occasion. xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Kathleen,for a very sad occasion.
Wendy xx

Lynn said...

Not easy cards to make but you've done a wonderful job, very understated and elegant.

Lynn x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card Kathleen.

CraftyLoops said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, Im sure Liz's family will be very grateful for your Kind thoughts. Lee xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super card ... well done these cards are very hard to make ... happy crafting love sandy xx

Kelly M said...

Lovely card. I'm sure Liz's family will appreciate this thoughtful card. Never easy making this type of card.

sue said...

elegant card Kathleen for such a sad occasion sue xx

lizzies said...

Beautiful card for such a sad occasion, I am sure we will all miss her.

maggie said...

beautiful and wholly appropriate

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card x

Alizabethy said...

Such an elegant card!

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