Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Two weddings and a funeral

Last week, my next door neighbour came over and asked if I could make her some wedding cards... she'd gladly pay me... When I asked when they needed to be done, her reply was "well, I need one in two days" ACCKKK! Two days?!

I know she has a little background in card making, so I thought I would pull her into it. I asked her to come over to my place the next day and we'd do some together, since I too needed some cards. I asked her if she could just bring her tools over and I'd supply the cardstock. Good excuse to go cardstock shopping! She asked me "what tools?" Hmmm, better pick up some tools for her as well.

This is the first one we tried


















It's done on cream ribbed cardstock, with the decorative paper taped on. To cover the join, we used some cream colored grosgrain ribbon. And don't even ask who the stamp is by, I don't know. I thought it looked a bit plain so we added little heart brads to the corner.

This was the second


















Again, I used ribbed cardstock, but in light pink. The paper we taped on was interesting because where the silver looking hearts were, it was actually foiled. We distressed the edges after using a pink chalk pad on them. We used a rose colored grosgrain ribbon and the same congratulations stamp except we layered it on a bit of black cardstock and foam tape.

The final card I did that day wasn't for a wedding, but for a card everyone hates to do, a sympathy card. I did this for a special family that lost their dad last month to cancer. I made 6 of them and sent them to all the kids and their mom. He was a very special man who will be missed immensely. Fortunately we all know where he's spending his eternity and that wipes some of the pain away and replaces it with jealousy.

1 comment:

Sarah C. said...

Beautiful cards! I'm especially in awe of the sympathy card. Those are so difficult to make and you've created a very elegant card. tfs!