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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Butterfly Sympathy

Hello All! Welcome to the new post! Today's card is sadly a sympathy card. A neighbor here on our cul-de-sac lost her husband suddenly. So I made the card for her to take over with some food. We don't neighbor much, so I don't know her well, but I did want to acknowledge the loss of her husband. Here is the card:



All of the background silhouette images are from a set I bought at Hobby Lobby that I had never seen before. The company is Inque Boutique. I'm really impressed with this set called Silhouettes. They are rubber cling stamps and this set has 12 different stamps in the set, and the set came with its own stamp pad. The stamps are high quality, and it was only $11.99! When you go to their blog (above) they have a video on a cool stamping technique, but they also have this thing that if you upload a card or project to their gallery and they select it for the "card or project of the week", they give you $50.00 in free product. I've not seen that on any of the other stamp company's sites! So, back to the card. . .I used Colorbox Teddy Bear Brown ink for the silhouette images, then Versamark embossing ink for the little butterfly and embossed that in copper ep. I used my Cuttlebug butterfly die/embossing set for the butterfly and mounted it with a foam sticky square. The sentiment is from a set that I bought months ago, but have no idea who makes it. Stamped that on to cs, matted it, then used a copper paint marker to go around it and create the corner brackets. Tied the ribbon and done. Here is the closeup of the Cuttlebug butterfly. . .


One last thing, I received my blog candy that I won on Rita's blog. Go visit her and see her creations, she is so sweet! This is what she sent:

This was the card she sent with the gifts below:

This was my first blog candy win ever, and I'm glad I won it from her. Thanks again Rita!
That's it for now! Don't forget to look at the pic of the week! Stay tuned for something new coming up in the next few posts! Thanks, as always, for visiting my little 'ole blog! I'll be seeing you on yours!
Best,
Curt O'Brien
"God help me be the person my dog thinks I am."

21 comments:

Denise said...

Like your sympathy card. That is what I am working on today, a few of those, then some "happy" cards after.
You got some great goodies there!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Curt! I'm sure your neighbor will appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Cool blog candy, too! Anything else come in the mail recently???

Rita said...

Your so welcome Curt, glad you liked everything! Can't wait to see what you make!

What a beautiful card! I'm sure she will be touched by your thoughtfulness, your so sweet!

Ann said...

Your card is beautiful Curt & I really like the butterfly. I'm sure your neighbour will be really touched by your kindness. Well done on your winnings, they look fab - have fun!!

Ann x

Kristie said...

This is a beautiful card Curt, and that butterfly is just stunning! Congrats on your blog candy win...it looks delish!!

Scossie Jane said...

A beautiful card for a difficult subject Curt, I'm sure it will be very much appreciated by the recipient. Love your butterfly. xx

Sue said...

your cards always have that wonderful touch of class, no matter to situation. Nice card!

dpkennedy said...

That butterfly is gorgeous! That is very thoughtful and I'm sure your neighbor will really appreciate it! Inque Boutique has some really great sets and they are good quality!

cardcrazy said...

What a beautiful card! Love the butterfly (Cuttlebug is on my birthday wish list....I need this butterfly!)

Awesome blog candy. i'm jealous!

Have fun creating!
Krissy in Illinois

Janine said...

Just a beautiful sympathy card Curt and lucky you for all the loot in the mail.
Have a great weekend.

Adrienne said...

I love your butterfly!

Oh and your POTW! Awesome! Do you just use a regular ol' digital or do you have some spiffy sort of camera? I love the way that the sunflowers came out so crisp and bright! And that bee, oh my! Perfect picture! One of my favorites so far! :D

Oh guess what?
I have entered into a contest, and need some votes! :D Stop on by my blog
http://scrappin-a-rose.blogspot.com/
and read the first two posts on how to vote for me! :D Thanks! :D Much Appreciated!

Jamie Martin said...

What a beautiful sympathy card, that is very nice of you and she will so appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

THE "SYMPATHY" CARD HAS GOT TO BE MY MOST FAVORITE....WOULD PROBABLY CHEER UP ANYONE WHO RECEIVED IT. THE POOR "BEE", SOO TO "BEE" GONE. LOVE YA, MOM

The Rubber Maid said...

Lovely card and what a gorgeous picture of the week. I don't know how you get those pictures. I have a beautiful little hummingbird coming around each day and I can never catch him for a photo. Have a great weekend Pat

Deb Neerman said...

Stunning card, Curt! Very elegant but understated, KWIM? LOVE it!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...
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Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Hi there! This was my first visit to your blog, and I must say I love your cards and your pics! You can see some of my stuff at http://camelliacottagedesigns.blogspot.com or http://www.scrapbook.com/places/Camelliacottage

I'll be back! Becky G.

Judy said...

Such a beautiful card, Curt. I love it's elegance.

Sankari W. said...

Your card is just beautiful Curt!! I am so glad that I discovered your blog and I just passed a little award for you from my blog :) Hope you are having a great weekend and I can't wait to see all the fun things you make with your awesome blog candy!!!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

Hi Curt! Thanks so much for visiting my blog because now I have found YOURS! Your photography is wonderful and so are your beautiful cards. I'll be back to visit!

Jodi said...

Hello my CREATIVE FRIEND!!! You have not only made a card to acknowledge your neighbor's loss, but made a BEAUTIFUL one! She'll love it! Love the butterfly. Awesome blog candy from Rita. =)
I always enjoy those photos at the end of your posts, just be careful not to get stung by the bees!!