Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - April 2021 - Thinking of You Girls!


Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop for April 2021 featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you this month - all spotlighting projects that represent - thinking of you girls!

So, originally I was thinking something fun - a birthday card, a Mother's Day card, etc. But then I found out a friend of mine had lost her husband. I know he had been ill for quite some time, and since I saw the information, she had been on my mind - so plans changed - and now it is a sympathy card.

I really love the retiring Inspiring Iris set, and it just seemed perfect for this card. And the sentiment shown was also just perfect. I stamped the iris image in Memento; and the the iris's in Seaside Spray (also retiring); and Pear Pizzaz. Then added a little Crushed Curry marker to the center of the flower.
I also stamped the floral image one more time and colored and cut out the flowers to pop up on the middle image. The pearls used were colored with the light Seaside Spray Blend so they had a hint of color. Tied some coordinating ribbon on and I added a little glimmer from Wink of Stella to those two raised flowers. Then stamped the outline of the iris flowers inside the card and on the envelope to pull it all together.
Below are many of the products I used to complete this project. I am so sad for her loss, and not an easy card to make, but I think it turned out lovely and hope it brings her some comfort. It will go out in today's mail.

I hope you enjoyed my post and would love it if you'd leave me a comment. Now click on through to the rest of those hopping this month to see all of their wonderful creations! ~Maureen

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Shirley said...

So pretty. Love the soft color palette.

Annette McMillan said...

Beautiful card, Maureen. One of my fav sets as well. Love the flowers and the setiments. Your card is just lovely and perfect for the sad occasion.

Joy Nelson said...

This is a beautiful card. Inspiring Iris is one of my favorite sets, and yes, the sentiment is perfect for this type of "Thinking of You" occasion. I'm sure your friend will cherish this card.

Terri Stewart said...

Beautiful card! I love the extra touches of stamping images inside and on the envelope. Thanks for sharing!

Tracy Held said...

Sympathy cards are always difficult to create, but make such a big impact on the person getting them. I am sure your friend will love this one!

Sandee904 said...

Maureen, this card is simply beautiful and your friend is so lucky to have you around during this time. TFS Sandy

Julia Mazur said...

Beautiful card Maureen! I'm sure your friend will treasure it.

Nancy Reynolds said...

Your friend will love this card, it is beautiful and will hopefully help her feel loved.

Krissi Hannahs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator said...

I am sure your friend will love the card and treasure it. Lovely soft color choices. Beautiful card.