First order of business is to announce the winner of the Blog Candy from Friday's post. The Heart Framelits go to Susan who said:
"Hi Dawn, Love following your blog and THANKS for sharing your projects!"
Congratulations, Susan! Please contact me with your mailing information via my email button and I'll get your framelits right out to you.
Last Thursday our son-in-law's grandfather passed away very suddenly. He was 93 but still he hadn't been sick and his death was very unexpected. We're friends with our son-in-law's parents and wanted them to know we're keeping them in our thoughts and prayers as they grieve. Since it was his father's father who died I thought Wetlands would make a nice Sympathy card. Although, it's not for my favorite occasion to send a card I thought it turned out well. I used Retro Sketches as a jumping off point. I've never tried this challenge before but I really like this sketch! Take a look....
Barry's dad was a traveler and at one time had a tour company. Geese do lots of traveling so I thought he was appropriate for the front of the card. He's heat embossed using Early Espresso Embossing Powder. I put off purchasing this set because I thought it required water coloring however, I like it just embossed on the Crumb Cake card stock. The woodgrain sheet from Natural Composition adds a little more texture to the card. Soft Sky is the card base. I have trouble getting Island Indigo to look like Island Indigo when it's photographed but believe me, it is! To the rescue again was Teeny Tiny Wishes...it always has the necessary sentiment.
I added a few more shore birds from Wetlands to the interior along with a sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers.
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Wetlands, Teeny Tiny Wishes and Thoughts & Prayers
Paper: Soft Sky, Crumb Cake & Whisper White Card Stock; Brights Designer Series Paper Stack & Natural Composition
Ink: Versa Mark, Island Indigo & Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Circles Framelits
Tiddbits: Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder
The funeral is today and I'm babysitting so we'll see what I get done today! Thanks for stopping by. - Dawn