Friday, March 12, 2010

FWF for a Friend

Usually for my Friends With Flair Friday posts I like to be kind of upbeat, but today it is a little hard because of the reason I had to make this card.  My co-workers and I learned yesterday that one of our practitioner's lost her husband in a car accident on Wednesday evening!  It is such a sad time and I never feel like I know the right thing to do or say!

So the thing that comes easiest to me at a time like this is to make a card.  I tried really hard to make a card that will show her how much I care and hopefully give her some comfort.  I used the beautiful Bevy of Butterflies set from Unity and some of the new DP's from October Afternoon.  These OA papers are beginning to become a real favorite of mine.  I can't wait until I can purchase more of it!

I started with an off white card base and added the 3 x 4 inch paper sample from the soon to be released Thrift Shop line of paper from October Afternoon in the right upper corner.  Then I counter balanced that with a swatch  of the same sized piece of black CS in the bottom left hand corner.   The look I was going for was a Vintage/ Victorian look.  I added some distressing to the edges of the some of the panels and used embellishments that were cream

One of the butterflies was stamped onto more OA paper and a strip of small half pearls that I lightly aged with some Copics was added to the center for the body.

The image panel uses the same CS as the base.  I stamped the plant silhouette and sentiment from the same Bevy of Butterflies set.  I lightly sponged over the silhouette with Versamagic wheat colored chalk ink to reduce some of the harshness of the cream color. I liked my end product, but just wish I didn't need to send a sympathy card.  My heart is heavy for my friend.

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24 comments:

mulberry station said...

I am so sorry Kelly for your friends loss. Your card is perfect and she will feel your love that you have so beautifully expressed in this card. Believe me, I know, by all the beautiful cards that were sent my way. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness.

Stephanie Zito said...

Stunning card Kelly. So many details. So sorry to hear about your friends loss.

Marcy H. said...

Kelly, Your card is perfect!! So sorry to hear of your friend's loss.

Your friend will be comforted by the beauty you have displayed with your card!! Sympathy cards are so hard to make...

dahlhousedesigns said...

This is so beautiful! I love all the little details!

lisa a.

Meliisa said...

Beautiful card Kelly. I hope its not for anyone I know:( I'm sure whoever it is for they will appreciate it.
Melissa

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card Kelly!! I am so sorry to hear about your friends loss.

Jennine Chambers said...

Kelly~ I am so sorry for your friends loss. I just made one for a co-worker who lost her mother. It is never easy but the emotional and thoughtfulness in a hand made card is much appreciated by the recipient. Your card is beautiful.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

I just love this Kelly!!!

Rona said...

very pretty - the hardest cards to make and yet they are the most appreciated.

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Sorry to hear about your friend's loss. Your card is beautiful and luv the details in it.

Jenny said...

Sorry to hear that. Your card is beautiful!!

BonnieRose said...

an amazing card ... I'm sure she will treasure it... so sorry to hear that...

JenMarie said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Kelly!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I am so sorry to hear of your co-worker's loss. I am sure she will be lifted by this beautiful sympathy card.

Becky Carafa said...

So sorry for the reason for the card, but it is gorgeous and will be greatly appreciated, I'm sure.

Angie Blom said...

So sorry to hear this news.. I am sure she will really appreciate the thought and your love that went into making this. it is a beauty!

lynn said...

your friend will love your sweet card, kelly!-love the vintage papers!

Paula said...

So sorry to hear this about your friend. These are the hardest cards to make, but I hope it brings her some comfort.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh so pretty! GREAT job! Love that butterfly! ACk-YOU ROCK:)

Carla aka scrappypug said...

This is just gorgeous... love the papers and the way you combined it all.. fabulous!

Robynccgirl said...

Beautiful Kelly! I love OA! Great job!

Sheryl said...

Oh my goodness I'm so sorry to hear that. Well this is an absolutely gorgeous card I'm sure your friend will love it:)

Jen said...

Kelly, this card is beautiful! When you friend sees this card she will know how much you care..sorry for her loss.

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

A beautiful card for a somber occasion - I am sure it will be greatly appreciated. TFS!