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Monday, April 4, 2011

A SYMPATHY CARD AND SOMETHING SPECIAL!

Happy Monday!  Hope all's well and that you enjoyed a wonderful weekend!

My hubby's friend's wife lost her mother several days ago, and hubby asked me to make a sympathy card for her.  This is the keepsake card I made and I'd like to share it with you:


I made the embellishment on the front made with resin.  If you click on it to enlarge it, you will see I actually layered the wording over the picture so that the words would have a raised/floating effect.  I tried using UTEE and it was okay, but it wasn't crystal clear like the resin is.

Here is the inside of the card:


The inside reads:  "Your loss is so great, our words so small; but we offer our condolences".

Because I did add some rhinestone bling to the front of the card, I'm submitting it for the bling challenge at Frosted Designs.

Now, something special,  by request last year I did a tutorial on an Easter basket I made from Loopy Chenille.  Finally, I get a chance to see what someone has done using my tutorial.  My friend MsJay made the basket and it's posted on her blog today!   I am so excited and proud to see she did such a fabulous job that I'd like to present and share it with you:


Didn't she do a fantastic job?!!!  She will be entering this basket in a contest and I wish her good-good luck!!! 

Well, I hope you like my card!  That's it for now, but...

I'll be seeing you! 

32 comments:

Melissa said...

Audrey, your card is stunning. What a lovely momento for them to have forever.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Sooo sweet of you to make this card. So beautiful and great that you used resin too. :) This is a beautiful design. :)

Staying Crafty said...

Your card is beautiful! I'm sure it will be appreciated :)

shari said...

What a beautiful card Audrey, truely a keepsake. Have a great day. Shari (cricutrookie)

Dawnll said...

This is so beautiful and such a touching way to pay respects to their loved one.
I think you are pretty darn special to think of doing this.
I am so tickled that you are entering challenges- they are so fun aren't they?

just2ducky said...

Sorry about that families loss. But that is one beautiful card. Simply gorgeous.

just2ducky said...

MsJay did an extraordinary job on that bunny too! So cute!

Treva said...

Beautiful card, love the inside sentiment!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am so sad for your friend.. it's sooo hard to lose a loved one.. especially your mom. i am sure your card will be treasured.

I guess I missed the tutorial on that Easter basket.. that is just too cute. Good look to her.
hugs

Brenda said...

I think your card is stunning. I hate making them, but if they could look like yours...

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
So sorry to hear about your hubby's friends loss.
Your card is beautiful, inside and out!
Hugs,
Stacy

Jean said...

Love your card Audrey, it is so special. Also, that basket is great, off to check it out.

Besthobbyeva said...

Such an elegant card and to have it personalized, just the perfect touch. I bet if even for a moment, it will put a smile their face!!

Laurie

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful tfs!!!

Joy said...

What a stunning card !!! Sympathy cards are so hard to make, but you made it look easy...its so pretty!!
That lil bunny is ADORABLE !! I must have missed your tutorial..I will have to look for it !
xoxo Joy

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

I know they will love and appreciate your cad, it is lovely. The basket is great!

Creative Genie said...

Audrey, your card is beautiful and elegant. Such a lovely way to express your condolences.

lovemypaper said...

Very nice card,and the basket is too cute!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Such and elegant card. I find sympathy cards to be a challenge sometimes byt you seem to sail through them so gracefully! Hope you have a great week!

"Um Buggin" said...

All the above. Just gorgeous! Love the basket. TFS!

Hugz, xx

~L~

MsJay said...

That is a beautiful card and the resin on there is just awesome. The resin looks like something I may wan to get into doing next. Thanks for featuring the basket.

Blue6366 said...

Your card is lovely and I'm sure will be cherished.

Terry Oulboub said...

Audrey, this is a very elegant card - love the rosette lace. The embossing and bling add to the sweetness of the card as does the resin design and the lovely words. Your friend did a super job with the loopy chenille basket - very nicely done!

~BridgetL~ said...

Im sorry to hear of your husbands friends loss. You made such a beautiful condolence card.

On a "hoppy" note, that basket is adorable. She did great with your tutorial.

scrappin sista said...

wow!!! very pretty! Nice work Audrey!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a wonderful card for this family. TFS

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I haven't seen you posting today.. hoping everything is ok. hugs

Debbie said...

Such a beautiful card. How sweet of you to make it!!

The bunny basket is so cute!!!

scrappingmom73 said...

Beautiful card! I'm sure it will be well appreciated. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!
Lydia

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely card you made, sympathy cards are probably my least favorite to make. I keep telling myself to make some up in advance, but I haven't yet. The Easter Bunny is awesome, your friend did great :D. TFS!

Michele said...

Your sympathy card is just beautiful....and I am sure very appreciated! Love your adorable bunny!

Erin R said...

great project!! thanks for joining us at frosted designs!!