Sunday, February 26, 2012

ColourQ Sympathy Card

One of my best friends since age 12 just lost her husband to a long battle with cancer. I know that she's one of the most cheerful and encouraging people I know. But more than that I know she's been trusting God through this long ordeal. I made this card for her with the message from Verve. The entire verse is stamped inside (God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble), hopefully to giver her strength for the days ahead.

When I stamped the sentiment, I put tape over the bottom portion of the verse and only inked the first few lines. If you try this, be sure to pull off the tape after inking, before stamping.

I used the ColourQ palette for this week and the February Week 1 sketch from Viva La Verve. The challenge from Little Red Wagon this week gave me the idea of using the chipboard oval frame and butterfly, which really added dimension.

5" x 6.5" Card:
Paper - Basic Grey "Periphery" (and the orange); Close To My Heart Crystal Blue, White Daisy; Bazzill gray
Stamps - Verve scripture
Ink - Close to my Heart Black
Other - Close to my heart Cricut Art Philosophy (scalloped circle), gray Licorice Opaques pearls, gray flower, white grosgrain ribbon; Basic Grey chipboard butterfly and frame


Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Vickie, love the butterfly and the background is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Gorgeous card, Vickie! I love the papers you used and that butterfly is so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Very pretty. Your friend is sure to take some comfort in your beautiful card with its very lovely sentiment.

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a pretty card, love the butterfly.

Regan said...

so pretty!

Tammy said...

Great job with the sketch and colours! Very pretty card!
Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

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