Monday, January 11, 2010

Bella Thank You's

In the 10 for 10 that I've been a part of for the past 7 years or so, one of our members lost her husband this past Christmas season.  My heart goes out to her.  As a group we decided to make her bundles of cards so that after the funeral she can send thank-you's out to others if she needs to. 

I wanted these to be simple, and yet classic.  The CAS Challenge at SCS today is to have something "cut out" on your design, and I had an idea right away.



I think this stamp set gives that really dramatic statement, but is so elegant at the same time.  I stamped the flower in Barely Banana and Certainly Celery.  I used an "out of the box" cut on the right hand side for some added interest.  Then I stamed the center of the flower again, cut it out and then sponged it with Apricot Appeal, then added it with a dimensional. 



I don't usually do pastels, but I thought the yellows were great for the flower, and hopeful feeling.  Here's another look at the dimension. 



Sorry for the slightly dark photos, it's nice and warm here today, but totally cloudy, so my OTT light had to do.  I sponged the outside of the card layer to give it depth.  So, simple, but I think classic.  Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow, hope you will too!  :)


Recipe:  Stamps:  Bella's Blossom;  Ink:  Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery;  Paper:  Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal Prints, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Certainly Celery;  Accessories:  Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals, Sponge, Banana Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Label Punch

7 comments:

Crystal said...

Christine WOW what a gorgeous set, I LOVE this image and your colors are BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE how you stamped the envies too!!!! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs~

Marisa said...

Love it! Wonderful colour combo and that flower if fabulous. I passed on getting it as figured it was too limiting, but I'm kicking myself now LOL! I'm sure they will be loved!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So sorry for your friend Christine! How wonderful that you all are helping her out this way! And what a gorgeous and cheerful set you made for her! I'm sure she will appreciate the cards and the gestures greatly!

leenda said...

Lovely! What a beautiful idea! These will be a blessing to her during a difficult time.

Danni said...

So very sorry for your friends loss. These are just gorgeous..love the yellow, so pretty!

My Paper Adventures said...

I'm so sorry to read about your friend's husband's passing, especially during the holidays. I recently found out a friend of from high school passed away suddenly last week...

So glad you all can be there for your friend in her time of need.

Beautiful cards!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Soooo soft and pretty, Christine....I just love the colors and how you added the popped up center!!! My heart goes out to your friend...she is really blessed to have such wonderful and supportive friends!!!!