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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Close As a Memory Sympathy Card

This card has no sketch, color challenge, or any other challenge attached to it, it was simply stamped from the heart for a friend of mine whose father passed away last week after a long battle. I know a card can't really bring much comfort but hopefully she'll know that I'm thinking of her. The Stampin' Up! set I used is called "Close As a Memory". The inside sentiment reads

"Your loved one will always be
as close as a memory,
and the God of all comfort
as close as a prayer."

I stamped the front sentiment in Always Artichoke, and hand colored the flowers with Bashful Blue and Always Artichoke SU! markers before stamping them. I went over the blue flowers with my opaque Sakura Glaze pen to add some subtle shimmer. The dark green designer paper is from last year's Wintergreen. A hatpin with pearls and a crystal from my Pretties Kit is run through a small bow of Sahara Sand ribbon (one of last year's In Colors that I wish would become permanent...)

Thanks for looking!!

1 comment:

snowshoe said...

This card shows just how good you're getting! No color challenge, no design challenge, just, as you say, from the heart. Beautiful card, Margaret. Thanks for sharing.