Saturday, January 12, 2008

Goodbye to My Cousin


One of my cousins passed away this week. I'm sorry to say I didn't know her very well. My dad's family is strange that way. But I do remember thinking she was one of the prettiest ladies I had ever met. Anyway, I made this card to send to her mother.

The stamp set I used is out of the new Stampin' Up! catalog. It is called Morning Soft and I LOVE it! I love to watercolor...well, I love to ATTEMPT to watercolor, so this kind of stamp set is right up my alley. I stamped it on Naturals Ivory CS in Jet Black StazOn ink and watercolored it with Brilliant Blue, Apricot Appeal, Old Olive and Always Artichoke WWCrayons using an aqua painter. Then I mounted it on Apricot Appeal CS. I stamped the sentiment (from Close as a Memory) with Brilliant Blue Craft ink and embossed it with clear EP, mounted it on Apricot Appeal and mounted them both on Brilliant Blue CS. I tied a knot between them with Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon and then used the Pretties Kit (which I have been hoarding for months!) and stuck a pin through the knot. I stamped a border of Beyond the Basics using Sahara Sand ink on Naturals Ivory CS and then glued on the images. Inside, I stamped "Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. -Thomas Moore" at the bottom of the left side and "Your loved one will always be as close as a memory, and the God of all comfort as close as a prayer" toward the top of the right side.

I'm just kinda sad that my first card out of the new catalog is for this reason.

5 comments:

Lori Craig said...

OH..I love this stamp. You have done it justice. Your watercolor is GORGEOUS!

SeattleStamper said...

Ooh I love this!@ THis set has been on my wish list and you've made me want it more.

Jenn said...

Your coloring is superb!!
My heart goes out to your distant family at such a sad time.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

That is a very pretty card, I am sorry you had to make it a sympathy card....but well done nonetheless.

Joan B said...

This is gorgeous but I'm sorry about your loss.