Sadly, it seems I have needed to make more of these cards lately…but as I make one I think how the simple gesture of a card at a time of loss can mean more to someone than the sender may ever know. As I prepared for my week, I thought I would post this card for the Dynamic Duos Black Tie Challenge # 79 of Black and Smoky Slate hoping it might inspire someone to make a card that is sometimes a challenge to come up with at the moment you need it.
On a lighter note…as I posted it on the Design Team site- I thought, “Wow, everyone went with a Christmas Theme this week.” Ahem, note to self: read the fine print- DESSERT OPTION of Christmas. However, let this be a sample of OPTION- I guess I opted out…lol. Will you choose the dessert option of Christmas when you play this week? I can’t wait to see what you come up with this challenge…Go on over and check us out at the Dynamic Duos Challenge Blogspot.
STAMPS: SU Secret Garden, SU En Francais, My Sentiments Exactly for Sympathy
INK: SU Smoky Slate, SU Basic Black
PAPER:SU Smoky Slate, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Random black rhinestones
TOOLS: SU Bird Builder Punch, SU Secret Garden Framelits
Dynamic Duos Design Team:
Anne Marie Hile
I am so excited to be the MUSE Card Club #37 Guest Designer this week. I just love playing along with the participants each week- so many talented cardmakers out there. I send out thanks to all of you who have inspired me week after week! I have been wanting to ink up my SU Backyard Basics set and use the coordinating framelits so I decided to use it for a card my neighbor needed this week. I can’t wait to see how you are inspired by it- will it be the colors, the design, the flower, or the kind of card?
STAMPS: SU En Francais, SU Backyard Basics, SU Petite Pairs
INK: SU Crumb Cake, SU Almost Amethyst (retired) and SU Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers
PAPER: SU Wisteria Wonder, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon
TOOLS: SU Framed Tulips EF, SU Backyard Basics Framelits
I used Sandy’s sketch from the Paper Players # 164 and the colors and wet embossing (for the flower) from Dynamic Duos # 71 to make this card. I decided on a Birthday card since that seems to be the one most people are asking me to make for them these days…
STAMPS: SU Secret Garden, SU En Francais
INK: SU Versamark with Black Embossing Powder, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Crumb Cake, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU Black Taffeta ribbon (retired)
TOOLS: SU Secret Garden Framelits, SU Bird Builder Punch, SU Adorning Accents Edgelit and EFolder