Friday, October 25, 2013

WOW, IT'S FRIENDS WITH FLAIR FRIDAY!

When I was making cards the other day, I wanted to make some sympathy cards.  I always struggle with making sympathy cards.  I had the background paper by Basic Grey that I wanted to use, but then the challenge was to find some paper that coordinated with it since it was a weird color.  This paper from last year's winter collection by Fancy Pants coordinated beautifully with it.  I used some of my favorite crinkled crepe ribbon by Creative Impressions ( I think that is the brand) to give it even more color.  The stamp is from Bevy of Butterflies and I used my Creative Memories circle punch.  The ink I used is a Powder Puff chalk ink.
I also made some cards that could be sympathy or get well cards.  This card used one of the BEAUTIFUL big butterfly stamps from the Butterfly Beauty stamp set.  The background paper is from a baby collection by Little Yellow Bicycle, I think.  I bought a bunch of this paper when Cat was having a big sale since the colors are fantastic, it is a varnished paper with lots of texture, plus it works for travel, ocean, and lots of things--LOVE IT!  The rose paper is by My Minds Eye and the cardstock is by Bazzill.  The butterfly is stamped on a scrap of paper that I had.  I used a punch by Stampin Up to punch out the sentiment, which is from the My Thoughts are With You  set.  I love those sentiment collections since they are wonderful to grab when you want to make a bunch of cards.

I'm going to link this to the Friends with Flair hop as well as Cat's WOW Wednesday hop.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win from Cat or Unity.  Two chances to win--FUN!!!!  Go back to Cat's blog and Unity's blog to check out everyone else's creations and leave more comments for even more chances to win.  

14 comments:

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful cards, Marilyn! I struggle with sympathy cards too but you've done these wonderfully!

Kris said...

Just a beautiful set of cards obviously done "from the heart".

Kris B said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the butterfly!

Rachel W K said...

lovely cards. sympathy cards are always so tough!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Angeline Choo said...

What great cards!! Love that big butterfly.

Cynthia said...

Lovely cards, Marilyn.

Sue D said...

Your cards are beautiful!

JPScraps said...

Both cards are wonderful!

Laura Turcotte said...

Beautiful cards! Just beautiful!

Confessions of a Paperholic said...

Lovely cards. The papers you used are just perfect. TFS.

Scrapper Myra said...

What a beautiful project.

Tracy said...

Beeeeautiful they are!!xxx

:: Lindy :: said...

These are wonderful cards! I love your colors choices!

Miwa said...

Such a pretty cards! Yes, I agree that sympathy cards are extremely difficult...