Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Twist of Faith #62 - In Remembrance

I was "absent" from my blog a lot lately. I had the privilege of being a crafter at a large craft fair in a local church last week. It was so much fun to visit with other ladies who also love crafts and to see what each shopper liked. I did find that I need to make many more sympathy cards for others as well as for my own use.  This week the challenge at Twist of Faith can be interpreted in any way - In Remembrance. My interpretation was to make a Sympathy card.

I was glad that My Sheri Crafts and Kaboodle Doodles also encouraged us to make Sympathy or Thinking of You cards, since they are such an important way to reach out to others in their most difficult days.

I loved the sentiment I found on our sponsor's website. It was perfect! It's called "In Sympathy Sent."

Our lovely sponsor is Digi Darla's Designs! Our random prize winner will receive their choice of  FIVE images! 
I used this sketch #283 from Sketch Saturday this week:
One issue I've always had in making sympathy cards is how to make it lovely and cheering without seeming inappropriately cheery. I used some retired paper from Close To My Heart that I'd been saving for wedding cards, but the floral gray, chocolate, cream, and peachy colors seemed perfect and soft for a sympathy card as well. Since that paper had butterflies and birds, I cut out a butterfly using the Cricut Artiste cartridge, then I backed it with gray patterned paper from the same packet and inked the edges. 
The inside has the rest of the sentiment from Digi Darla's Designs and a Scripture that I typed.
If you'd like to save my word art to use in your own card, you can left click on it to enlarge it, then right click to "save as." I saved it as a large jpg, so you can make it smaller to fit the size you need.
I hope you'll join us. Be sure to share your card creation with scripture, or uplifting verse or quote!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Blogger's Challenge - Things with Wings
Brown Sugar #66 - Things with Wings
Chocolate Coffee and Cards #51 - Bugs and little critters -  butterfly
Flutterby Wednesday #259 -  any winged creature
Kaboodle Doodles #196 - Tribute to a Loved One
My Sheri Crafts #122 - A Little Comfort - Sympathy or Thinking of You
Word Art Wednesday #104 - anything goes with scripture or uplifting/encouraging sentiment


Tracey Fehr said...

Vickie...this is so beautiful. You've captured the "cheerful, but not too cheerful" design you were trying too! The colors are peaceful and comforting...just absolutely stunning!

Karen Letchworth said...

What a beautiful card, Vickie! Thanks for sharing it in our challenge this week. I appreciate your participation in our challenge, and I hope you're having a really great week.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday


Carole Robb Bisson said...

Beautiful and wrapped in love and compassion. This project is just perfect and I really like the colors you have used. We all appreciate you posting this beautiful art with us. PLEASE come back.
Abundant Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Denice said...

I feel the same way about sympathy cards and struggle with making them....you on the other hand have found a winning combination with the DP and butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful car! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us a My Sheri Crafts!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card! It has such an understated elegance to it. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining in at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card. It has such a CAS and elegant feel. Thanks for inspiring me...sadly I've had a few to make recently, and need to replenish my stash so thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. Good luck.

Samantha K said...

Beautiful card. You achieved what you set out to do. A cheerful card but not to cheerful. It's lovely with great sentiment. Glad your craft fair went well :). Thanks for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge x


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Danni said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

happyglitzygirl said...

A beautiful card, and the sentiment is very touching, thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar, blessings Hilde

Raquel said...

Beautiful card... gorgeous background paper you used and very nice sentiments

Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

Sarah said...

Beautiful and comforting card! I love your papers and that butterfly is a perfect fit. Wonderful sentiments also. Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful sympathy card love the sentiment inside! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Debra Miller said...

Beautiful card Vickie, lovely papers and sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! ~Deb

Papercrafting Princess said...

What a lovely card. So beautiful and peaceful!

Niki Rowland said...

Gorgeous card, love the vintage look. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

Zella said...

Beautiful card Vickie!! I love that paper and the butterfly too....once again you created a beautiful work of art!!!