Monday, September 24, 2018

Flourishing Phrases With First Frost and Cross of Hope Sympathy Card

A close friend of ours lost his mom recently, and though she lived to be 100 years old and had a full life, losing a parent is never easy, no matter when it happens. We wanted to have a beautiful sympathy card for the family to express our support for them and prayers for their comfort in their time of grief.

I find myself drifting towards First Frost frequently these days for the sheer beauty of the stamp set and coordinating dies and also the lovely Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper that is part of that suite. Simply gorgeous does not do it justice, and you really have to see it in real life to appreciate the shimmer of the paper. Photography is so inadequate.

Here's how I combined First Frost images with the Cross of Hope Framelits and Flourishing Phrases sentiments to create this card:

  • I chose a palette of blues and teals for the peaceful, healing vibe they give and added some Sahara Sand for contrast. I have Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Tranquil Tide as well.
  • I love the frame from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits which gives you the option of making a thin border around the outside. I used the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper in Tranquil Tide to create that frame and also the intricate cross from the Cross of Hope Framelits.
  • I layered several different types of foliage and flowers around the cross including some baby's breath die cut from vellum card stock. The roses are stamped in Tranquil tide and Bermuda Bay.
This past Saturday, I held a very successful Holiday Catalogue Launch at my house and I thought I would share some images of the decor I used:

Many of the designs you see were CASEd right out of the Holiday Catalogue. There are far too many to make in a short time for me to come up with all my own designs, but I added my own touches to some and some are entirely my own, but they were effective in giving my customers a good look at what the different products could do and what they looked like. We had a good time with games, door prizes, make & takes and food (pumpkin roll bar is delicious!) And it was free. And my retired products were on sale! You'll have to come out next time!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List
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Glue Dots

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