Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day!

Today is Labor Day and I am off work... busy preparing for my next open house, designing projects, and as always- playing with my lovely daughter.

Yesterday I showed you the scrapbook layout I designed as part of my customer's September Kit. I always design 2 cards to go with the Kit of the Month and today I'm showing one of them.

I try to vary the theme of the cards from month to month to provide a variety. I was in need of some sympathy cards ( I hate when that happens!!) and thought this paper pack would work well for this - and everyone needs a sympathy card from time to time.

Here's the card I designed:
Supplies: Notebook Paper Pack, Big Pinks Just Blooms, Holiday Button Collection, The Gift of Love Stamp Set, liquid glass, natural hemp, Desert Sand Stamp Pad

It's a pretty simple card- I don't believe a sympathy card should be flashy.

The sentiment says: " When someone you love becomes a memory" Inside says " Their memory becomes a treasure"
I unraveled the ends of the hemp and folded it in half. it was opened up and adhered to the paper at an angle. The flower was also adhered with liquid glass. A clear button was adhered (again, with liquid glass) to a piece of the pink patterend paper. When the L. glass was dry- I used my craft knife to cut around the button. The decorated button was then adhered with liquid glass (surprise!) I love to use liquid glass to adhere embellishments to my projects. Oftentimes a glue dot will work but the differenct is that the L. glass dries whereas the glue dot stays sticky. On some projects this poses a problem so I tend to use L. glass whenever possible.


Priemer Family said...

OH, I hate it when I need a sympathy card...I usually keep a few Hallmarks on hand! I can honestly say I would never have thought of making one! Nice job!

Trinka said...

beautiful card. Love the new papers. I don't have this yet but will be coming soon. Thanks for the inspiration~