Saturday, December 29, 2012

CR84FN #69

Welcome back to CR84FN Color Challenge! I am so glad to be back, especially with these fabulous colors! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends, and are looking forward to 2013! Yahoo!!!!

On to our current color challenge:
Raspberry ~ Lavendar ~ Neutral

Unfortunately, I needed to make a sympathy card for a very dear friend of mine.  I just loved the raspberry and lavender color selection, so I wanted to use them for this card.  I was hoping the browns and creams would really soften the raspberry and lavender, since it was going to be a sympathy card.  And they really turned out nice together!

I found some really cool papers at Michael's called Industrial Chic by Susan Lenart Kazmen. Are you familiar with her stuff? I just discovered her!!  Lots of cool papers, and charms, etc...! I didn't want to cover the this pretty scripted paper so I decided to heat emboss the sentiment (Verve) onto some vellum, so the pretty script and soft colors would show through. I used eggplant ink with clear embossing powder for the sentiment.
 I always like butterflies for a sympathy card, and I just LOVE this die by Memory Box so I just had to use them again!

I added some stitching to the back panel and across the top of the vellum panel.

I hope this card brings a little comfort to my friend. 

We are SO excited to have a guest designer joining us this month- Lisa Snowdy!!!! Please visit her blog and leave her some love!
I really do hope you check out all the DP's creations! Wonderful inspiration! Their blogs are listed in my sidebar to the right!  
Please join us and link up! We love to see what everybody does with our color choices!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Treasured Words(VERVE)
Paper:Habitat (Recollections); Industrial Chic(Susan Lenart Kazman); Rose Red, Lavender(SU)
Dies: Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax(MFT)
Butterflies (Memory Box)
Clear Embossing powder(SU)


Sue Lelli said...

LOVE those papers, Mackie, and your Beautiful butterfly! I think this makes a Beautiful sympathy card! Happy New Year!

Shannon White said...

So Lovely Mackie! The patterned papers look Wonderful with your Beautiful Butterfly! You can see all the Love and Care you put into this for your dear friend... So sorry for the need to make it.. Sympathy cards are the hardest to make..

Big hugs & Wishing you a Happy New year


Mona Pendleton said...

What a beautiful Sympathy card Mackie! I love the elegant layered butterfly and mix of papers! Love the new photo of your beautiful family on the side bar :) Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Sympathy cards are so hard for me but you make it look easy. This is a thoughtful and absolutely beautiful card that conveys hope. The butterfly is gorgeous and your use of the challenge colors is stunning Mackie.
Thanks for the sweet comment and welcome, I love CR84FN!
Happy New Year,
Lisa xx

Heather Rogers said...

Beautiful sympathy card. Love the die cut butterfly and new papers. :)

Happy New Year!


Davi said...

Very Pretty! love the dp and the pretty butterfly ;)

Jill Norwood said...

Your card is so lovely. Love the embossed sentiment and that gorgeous butterfly!!!!!
:) Jill

Vickie Z said...

Those papers are gorgeous....will need to check them out!! Love the butterfly and the sentiment stamped on vellum is fabulous!!

Deborah Frings said...

This is beautiful - the sentiment on vellum allows the pretty papers to show, and the butterfly is fab. Just so sorry that you had to make a sympathy card; I'm sure it was much appreciated.

Lisa H. said...

sooooo, so pretty! LOVe that lazer cut butterfly!