Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn . . .

This is my second sympathy card today.  I made this one for my son-in-law's Mom, whose father passed away this week (see previous post).  I was going to do an all white card, but the black touch just seemed appropriate. 

The card was done from this week's sketch over at cardabilities.  I just found this blog, and I am so excited about it.  I hope to use these sketches a lot.  They are awesome!  And their scrapbooking sketches (entitled, "sketchabilities," which can be found here) are just as wonderful.  I will be visiting them a lot!

The hearts are a Martha Stewart punch.
The flower was made from a scalloped circle punch.  I cannot remember where I found the instructions, but you punch them out, stack them together (3 at a time), cut at the notches, put a brad in, and then fluff them.
The scalloped border was cut from the Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.
The flourishes were cut from the Storybook Cricut cartridge.

Hope you like it.  If you are inspired, please let me know.  TFL.  Click on the picture for a better look.




13 comments:

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

gorgeous, that would make a nice wedding card too

annieambriel said...

wow... that is a really pretty card. Love the black and white. Love the puncher too.. MS?

annieambriel said...

okie... just saw from cricut.. hmm I have too.. I just have got to use my cricut... Happy weekend! cheers,

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Tammy, your card is very beautiful and elegant. As hard as it is to send it to someone who is mourning, I am sure they will appreciate the fact that it is handmade. I love the verse you chose too. Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I LOVE IT! Gorgeous!

Sandi Clarkson said...

I agree .. this one is gorgeous. I'm sure they will so appreciate that you put your heart into something to acknowledge their grief.

Karan said...

beautiful card, love the details, thank you so much for sharing it with us!

BrandiLynn said...

Stunning!! thanks for playing with us @ cardabilities hope to see you at our end of the month reveal.

Liz Weber said...

Hi Tammy, sorry for your loss.

Your card is exquisite - the embossing the white, the hearts, just amazing and very precious and special for the ocassion.

Great take on the sketch, thanks for playing along with us at cardabilities.

Lynn said...

Both of the cards are simply stunning. You always inspire me!

Fern said...

Hi Tammy, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I do love the touch of black on this one!!! And I know they will love it!!!
I also have something for you over on my blog, when you get a chance please stop by!! Have a wonderful day!!! Hugs!!!

Debbie said...

Another beautiful card. Love the black and white and your flower is beautiful.

KJ said...

I'm sorry you had to make this card for such a sad situation....but the card is absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing with us at cardabilities!