Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Cut Above, Day 3

It's time to share the card I made for today's Online Card Class.
Day 3 is creating shaped cards with dies.  
 
I used my Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles to create this shaped card. 
 I used my new favorite stamp set, Paper Smooches Reflections, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler and this Paper Smooches Sparks inspiration photo, as I am entering it into the Paper Smooches Sparks Design Team call.   To enter, you can find more information here
Here's a close up of the card, as I did something I rarely do... I added texture!  
A while ago, my mother-in-law asked me to create some sympathy cards for her.  In general, this is just something I don't do... I dread them, in fact... 

...but my father actually passed away 1 year ago later this week so it's something that's been weighing on my mind.  My father and I weren't that close but I still think about him often.  He was a good man, close to nature so this card really speaks to me and reminds me of him.  It would have been a beautiful wedding or bridal shower card but my heart is absolutely elsewhere this week.  
Don't get too sad though...
Next week will be all about birthdays!  
I turn 31 next week!!!!  Ack!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

8 comments:

Anni said...

Beautiful color combo!

Nichol Magouirk said...

your card is lovely!

Winnie said...

It is so lovely and classy. Perfect for a sympathy card. I personally hate making them too, but it is necessary. I recall the cards I got when my hubby passed away, and they meant a lot to me, and so, I like to do the same..Just really hate making them. Make sure you celebrate big next week!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is so pretty!

Carla Crosby said...

Love this sooo CAS!!

Quip1320 said...

This is a gorgeous card and I feel the same about making sympathy cards. Unfortunately, it feels like I have to make them often. I hope that you find some peace this week also as you think of your father. The card is truly perfect.

Ginny said...

Perfect sympathy card!!

Peg Robinson said...

I love the simply stated design.