Monday, April 8, 2013

With Deepest Sympathy

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I did.  I spent a wonderful day Saturday with Hollyanne for her birthday beauty day.  We scored big time... found a lovely new spa down the road from my house, that was having a grand opening special for mani/pedi for $25!  With that $25 it included a neck/back massage and a leg/foot message with this lovely green tea oil.  It was so nice.

Then when we returned home she had a friend over for the night, so I got to stay in my room and play a bit.  With great sadness, a friend at work recently had his sister pass, so I wanted to make him a card to express my condolences.  I've been watching video after video to learn to how to create flowers from punches and dies.  There are not too many You Tube videos for calla lilies, but I think I came close.  What do you think?

I created a lattice card, again after watching several You Tube videos.  I made the calla lilies from a leave die from Spellbinders and the little flowers are from a small flower punch.  I used a border Die-namics die that I bought secondhand from a friend.

Now, with such a beautiful opening, where do you put the greeting?  Well, I toiled over that a long time yesterday morning and then it occurred to me to create an insert for a greeting to slip inside....

So I made a envelope using this beautiful vellum paper that I've had for years.  It's 9 x 5 1/4, scored on the short side at 2 1/2 and 6 1/2 and 1/2" along the long side.  Cut out the 1/2 pieces on the two 2 1/2" panels, then fold the panels in adhering with Scor-Tape and then fold up the bottom to close it and adhere.  Because this is the part that is going down on the card, you won't see the adhesive at all.  Then I notched the open end using an oval punch.  Then I cut another piece of card stock down to fit inside.  I wrote my message on it and slipped it in so that the writing is to the back of the card - that way you don't see it thru the lattice.

I am pleased with the results, I think it's a lovely card.

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the gorgeous colours and

Jessi Fogan said...

Now that sounds like a lovely way to spend a Saturday - massage....mmmm...
The sympathy card is gorgeous - I love the way your calla lilies turned out! Perfection. The lattice & the vellum insert are so pretty!

Debbie said...

Your Calla Lilies are wonderful!! Beautiful card for a difficult time!!

Theresa said...

This is stunning Melissa. I love the cut and the inside is just breathtaking. Beautifully done!

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