Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn - Daydream Designs

It's always unfortunate when a Sympathy Card is needed.  But, nonetheless, it is part of life.  When the situation at hand calls for one, I like to try to make something special that will be a blessing and a comfort to its recipient(s).  In this case, I used the beautiful sentiments from the God's Comfort Sentiments Collection available at Daydream Designs.  These beautiful sentiments are perfect for making sympathy cards, and there are many different sentiments in the set for just $3.95.  Here is an image of the set you can purchase.  Just click the above link to go to the store.

 
Front of card:
 
Inside of card:
 
I was inspired to make this card by the challenge this week at Nichole Heady/Papertrey Ink's Challenge Blog where they have a great tutorial showing how to decorate the inside of your card.  I used stamps on the background, then printed my Daydream Designs sentiment on vellum to cover the butterflies.  Next, I used a Papertrey Ink hearts border die to cut a strip of hearts that I sewed to the top of the sentiment.  Then, on the outside/front of the card, I used some Basic Grey Lemonade patterned papers, again printed the sentiment on vellum, sewing all the pieces together.  Next I cut a heart from canvas using the Papertrey Ink heart die-cut (the large one in a set of 3), and put some of the left-overs from the other rows of PTI heart die-cut border on the canvas heart and inked them all with Ranger ink.  On the bottom left, I adhered a Prima leave with some flowers as an accent.
 
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/make-it-monday-86-participants.html%20 - Papertrey Ink - Make it Monday Challenge #86 - The Inside Edition

http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/2012/10/challenge-75-and-winners-of-74.html - Lexi's Creations Challenge Blog - Challenge #75 - Pink for Breast Cancer

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to see the post below for more Daydream Designs Hope for a Cure inspiration and some freebies along the way.
 
Blessings,
Karen

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, I love the hearts at first glance it looked like ric rac, TFS.

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  2. Gorgeous :-) This is such a beautiful card Karen.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Hi Karen! Beautiful card! Love the colors! Thank you for the kind words about my cards! It means so much to me! I would love for you to follow my site! I am not very good at this blog thing but am trying. My blog is pretty mixed up.
    Thank you again and have a wonderful day!
    Pam
    http://scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com/
    pamdanner1973@gmail.com

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  4. Hi Karen ! Thank you! I don't know how to put a followers button on my blog. Any info would be greatly appreciated! I am just not a computer person but I'm trying.
    Thanks
    Pam
    http://scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com/
    pamdanner1973@gmail.com

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  5. It's me again (Pam). Sorry to be a pest. But, I DID IT! I added a followers button. Just had to let you know.The 1st follower is ME. Oh well.
    Thanks
    Pam

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  6. Your talent amazes me Karen. What an honest heartfelt note.The sewing is really something. Blessings, Carole

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  7. What a fantastic card! I love the look of vellum but never know what to do with it. I'll have to give this a try. Your sweet spirit shines thru all your cards.

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  8. Fabulous creation, love how you used the velum and how you decorated the inside as nice as the front! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'pink
    challenge!

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  9. Karen, I love this. What a sweet card that exudes beauty and compassion. The recipient would have to know you genuinely care because so much love and attention obviously went into making this beautiful card. I love it.

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