Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thoughts Framed

Sunday's Featured Stamper on SCS was whoistracy.  Splitcoast was having some issues Sunday and I couldn't even bring up many of the cards in her gallery.  This one was one that I saw and I woke up Monday morning thinking about it.  I love the cutout frame and the way she did the ribbon.

If you've taken a look at her card, you can see how far off I am from her beauty.

I wanted to do something a bit different than the leaves, maybe butterflies, but then I got sidetracked by the Technique Challenge, also on SCS, to use a silhouette stamp.

Then I couldn't find a ribbon that worked.  Tracy's ribbon was so light and airy.  All I have in black is heavy and not at all right.  So I used the Modern Label punch and folded it over the frame instead of ribbon.

So there is really not a lot of similarity between this card and Tracy's.  But I did use the frame idea!

Maybe I'll try it again using butterflies.

At least I have another Sympathy card for my stash.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Thoughts & Prayers, Teeny, Tiny Wishes
Ink:  StazOn Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Modern Label Punch, Metallic brad (It's SU but from an old set)



Emily Keaton said...

A lovely CAS card, which are always the best for sympathy cards, I think. I like you framed your image, Bonnie.

Christie Ortman said...

Totally gorgeous - simple, elegant, perfect in every way!!

Ellen said...

I love it! Classy as well as Clean and Simple. :)