Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sympathy: Thinking of You in Chalk

Unfortunately, I needed another sympathy card. I recently bought a carton of blending chalk with sponge applicators and was anxious to experiment. I like the soft coloring and blending.

I chose white and tan card stock with the purple flower and accents. I used VersaMark for the chalk.
I rounded the corners on the front pieces with a punch. The inside of the card was a computer printed verse and a rubber stamped wish. I had plenty of room for writing a note to my coworker.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Beaded Tether for Keys or Phone

I do beading occasionally, but not as often as I make cards. I made this tether for a friend for her work keys. I used clear, sparkly beads so it can be used with any color she is wearing. I put an alligator clip on the end so she could attach it to a key ring. I used 26 pound wire as the base -- for durability.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

With Heartfelt Sympathy

I used the pastel green card stock for the card base. I used Cuttlebug's D'Vine Swirls embossing folder with white card stock for the next layer. I printed the verse with the computer. I have quite a few sympathy stamps, but none seemed right for this card. I used dimensionals, stick-on pearls, and ribbon to complete the front.

The inside of the card was also printed on the computer. I could not decide which verse to use, so I used both. I folded the white into the green which creates a thicker fold than normal.

The back of the card has my trade mark Made by Kathie stamp and the ivy. I often use ivy for sympathy cards. Ivy grows spirally therefore relates to the cyclic rhythms of the universe, life, death, and rebirth. Ivy can grow, spread and flourish under many conditions... cultivated land and wasteland... light or near darkness... fertile soil or upon rubble and stones. As humans do.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Follow Your Heart

I used navy blue and white card stock to create this card. The white card stock uses the hounds tooth embossing folder. When I first saw this pattern, I wasn't too sure I liked it. However, it has grown on me because of its intricate design.

I used the scallop trim borders for the stamped piece, which is set on dimensionals. Three white stick-on discs finish off the front. The inside has a personal message for the recipient of the card that I printed on the computer.