Greetings to all my cyber visitors.
The cards that I am sharing today were not easy for me to make as they are for members of a family with whom we have shared a lot of life with. My (adult) children grew up with their children, and we are all grieving the loss of their husband/father in an accident.
I took the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge as the starting point for this first card, and the fact that I found some gold trimmings that would 'work' for the end pieces was the next step.
The image (from Our Daily Bread Designs) was stamped on water colour paper using aqua-crayons direct to stamp, and the same crayons were used for the background.
The sentiment was stamped and embossed - not the best embossing, partially due to the paper I was working on.
I was glad to be able to use the pearls and the bow to soften the look of the card, as without them it looked rather stark.
The double ric rak was the final detail.
The panel that the main image is mounted on is a lovely paper that came in a pack I was given as a gift, and has a beautiful sheen on it.
Then came a second card, and again I was having difficulty trying to plan the card, so I ended up CASE-ING one from 'Lovely Linda'.
I started with a green card, and found some (Warehouse) design paper to layer onto it and sponged the edges to soften the 'join'. It still looked very harsh, so I sprayed it with some Twinkling H2O's Radiant Rain aka Luminarte Shimmering Mist in Lemon Drop (which I know turns green on green paper - I don't know why it changes colour, but it is very useful at times)
I then stamped the the Victorian Frame from Layers of Color onto a lighter green card, and coloured it with chalks, gold embossed the sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs into the centre of that panel, then cut and embossed it using a Spellbinders Labels 14 die.
After assembling the card I then added the two pearls at either end of the panel. The flowers in the corners were white, but I touched them onto a Cantaloupe Memento ink pad, and then sprayed them with the same spray I used on the dp. (this will give you an idea of the true colour of the paint!)
The green pearls in the middle of the flowers were the final touch.
Thank you for the inspiration Linda - I hope my CASE is acceptable.
I am linking these to
Paper Take Weekly challenge - anything goes Both Cards
Craft Your Passion Challenge #39 - anything goes (Both cards)
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May your day be blessed.