Monday, January 24, 2011

Vintage Sympathy

I really need some good excitement in my life so I could come here with good news and not have to talk about the dark, dreary, dank, and dismal weather we are having. Besides, I have a cold...so let's just move on. LOL Truly, life is good.
My supply of sympathy cards is always short so when I saw Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #39, I was happy to see it was to make such a card. Thanks, Joanne.

Stampin'Sisters in Christ challenge #73 was given by Linda Lucas to do a vintage style card/project

Simon Says Stamp Challenge-Bingo-- What a fun challenge using the Bingo board shown below:
You are to choose three items in a straight line. It can be horizontal, diagonal, or vertical. I chose the lace, flowers, and embossing.

My card is using a flower from Mark's Finest Papers Apples and Camellia stamp set. I stamped twice, cut out, and glued the two together for some depth. I used a gold leafing pen to go around the edges.
The piece I embossed my sentiment on is a Spellbinders Pierceabilities die and I love it. I cut out the die, pierced, and sponged the heart while still in the die.
I added my lace, crinkled ribbon, a pearl and it is all finished.

Recipe:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Paper-Apples and Camellia, Stampendous-Encouraging Words
Paper: K&CO paper pad, PTI cream cardstock, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Ink: Memento Desert Sand
Accessories: Spellbinders Pierceabilities ric rac scalloped border, lace from Jo-Ann's, crinkled ribbon, Queen & Co. pearls, sponge, Krylon gold leafing pen

18 comments:

Bonnie said...

Pretty Camellia and awesome lace! Love the bow too! Hang in there. Warmer days are coming!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is a beautiful card - love that camellia! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card - love that lace! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

Grace said...

Oh wow Benzi! This is beautiful! I love love love that lace! It's soooo gorgeous!!! Love the dp and vintage feel! Sorry you have a cold! Hope it passes quickly!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! We appreciate your support!

Emily Keaton said...

This is fantastic, Benzi! I just love that camellia, those pretty colors, and that awesome lace! :)

Carol L said...

You've outdone yourself with this beautiful card! That lace looks so gorgeous, and the piercing is such a wonderful addition! The colors you've chosen for this are so warm and comforting, and that little bow looks lovely! I hope you get over your cold soon - when you catch one during this time of year, they're hard to kick! Take care!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous lace and colours on this card! I think we can beat you in the dreary department with the never ending rain we've been having! Ark should be arriving shortly LOL!

Tracey said...

What a fabulous take on the challenge!!! Such a pretty card :) Thanks for posting my blog candy!! TRace

Joanne (jojot) said...

sorry, my friend, but I am totally captivated by that lace....is it antique...it is GORGEOUS...wowza....okay......

Now I went back to look at the rest of the card and I just love the vintage feel with the piercing and the bloom.....pure gorgeousness

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! I love this beautiful card!! Fab lace!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Becky said...

Beautiful card, I just love that lace! Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Carol said...

Oh, I just love that Simon Says Challenge....the only thing is I would play fill the card...lol Benzi you caught me on the "lunch" post at SCS....lol I gave away my secret. I have been using my lunch time to put some things together for my cards. I either color images or make flowers...it was suppose to say bunch!

I love this card you made. It is just my style with the lace and pretty flower and bow. It has a vintage shabby chic look to it which I adore. What a creation....love it!


Bear Hugs,
Carol

TaraG said...

Such a beautiful card, Benzi! I love the gorgeous lace! Thanks so much for playing bingo with us at Simon Says Stamp Challenges!
Hugs,t

Davi said...

This is beautiful Benzi.I love the wonderful lace and pretty dp.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Benzi - what a pretty Sympathy card - these are always os hard to make - it is perfect for this week challenge Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! We appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Julie Hoffman said...

This is so beautiful and comforting! I love those soft colors, lace and paper piercing. A perfect sympathy card! Hope you're feeling better soon! It's going to be a balmy 28 degrees here today - spring is coming :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love the gold leaf pen edge on the flower, Benzi. And the lace is so beautiful, too. I know what you mean about not having anything exciting to share. Most of my days are that way. ;D

Lynne in NI said...

Hope you're feeling much better now, and that the sun comes out for you soon! Beautiful card, I love how you used your pretty lace