Friday, January 16, 2009

{Gasp!} A Card?

For a while there, I was just a card gal, with very little getting done in the area of scrapbooking. Then, I went to CKC, took Cathy Zielske's Design Your Life class, and was transformed into a scrapbooker {again}. Today, necessity has me cardmaking. It's amazing how the principles are similar in both paper crafts.

While cardmaking and scrapbooking, I always find daily challenges and sketches to be helpful. Today is no exception. I used Laura's Sketch 17 (shown) from 2 Sketches 4 You. I decided on my colors using the Kuler site at Adobe. This combo is called omex by dh.

I needed the card for a friend who suddenly lost her brother to these freezing cold temperatures. It's really hard to find words when losses are sudden and young (at least 37 is young to me... and I am sure to his family).

I am trying not to cheat the insides of my cards, as I do sometimes when I am rushed, so I am also showing a photo of the unity (hello, Cathy!) between the inside and the outside of the card.
Size: Completed 5.5 x 4.5; card base without sentiment panel: 4.5 x 5
Stamps: Hero Arts Thoughts Today, SU! Hope for Comfort
Paper: Brown cardstock (Hobby Lobby), Basic Grey Periphery Vineyard; SU! Baja Breeze, SU! Very Vanilla, SU! Not Quite Navy
Ink: SU! Baja Breeze
Ribbon: Offray Mudpie
Nestabilities: Labels One

7 comments:

Ann said...

So sorry to hear you needed a sympathy card. I'm sure she'll appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Laura Davis said...

This is a beautiful card! & will be much appreciated.
I love how the card is decorated inside and out!
Laura

Krista B. said...

Lovely card, I love the colors, I'm sure your card will be very appreciated by the family.

rae said...

What a beautiful card, love how you finished the inside too. Fabulous take on Laura's sketch.

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is so pretty! I really love the soft blue with dark brown!

Savitri said...

So so cute!!!

Candy said...

Beautiful card!