Friday, May 28, 2010

Many Thanks

The color combination and stamping for this card was inspired by a photo I saw in my latest issue of Country Living magazine.  The magazine is one of my favorites - - after my papercrafting mags!

This card came together so smoothly and very quick.  That usually doesn't happen to me.  But once I saw the photo below, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
Immediately, I was drawn to the combination of gray, yellow and white in this comforter.  And, this actually surprised me...I have never been a fan of the color gray.  I always thought of it as a drab color.  Not any more!  The more I use gray, the more it seems to be a soft neutral that will look good with so many accent colors.  I'm sure I'll be using a LOT more gray in my papercrafting from now on.

Here is the card that I created, based on the comforter in the magazine photo.  I kept this card fairly CAS (clean & simple) so that the focus is really on the colors of the stamped palm branches.  I love this stamp set from Verve...such beautiful images AND sentiments.  It's so versatile.  It's called Forever In Our Hearts.

This card will be sent to the women's group at my church.  We very recently lost a nephew to leukemia.  He was only 18 years old.  It's such a heartbreaking loss for us.  The congregation had kept him in their prayers from the time he was diagnosed in 2008.  The women's group at church made a prayer shawl for us and gave it to me last Sunday.  It's beautiful!  A wonderful handwritten note was included.  What a blessing to have these caring, supportive people in our lives.

Card Recipe
Card stock: SU! barely banana, basic gray and whisper white
Stamps: Verve's Forever in Our Hearts, Hero Arts Petite Messages
Ink: SU! going gray, barely banana and basic black
crystal stickers from my stash

Thank you so much for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Simply fabulous! I love your colour combo - there's something so serene and calming about yellow and grey. Beautiful!


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