Sunday, February 22, 2015

With Deepest Sympathy


"In nine lifetimes, you'll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you."
                                                                        -------------Michel Euguem de Montaigne

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Hi, Friends....

I am back with another card for the Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration Challenge and their fabulous color palette.


I made this background using my favorite technique of "double embossing".  (I like to think of it as my "signature" technique!!)  This time I used the "extra layer" I had slipped inside my Darice Poppy Field embossing folder when I made the background for this card.  I often put in a second sheet to keep my cardstocks from getting cut by overly enthusiastic folders.  The happy result is that it gives me "now and later" backgrounds to use.  This is the "later" one.  :)

I heat-embossed two times with white powder to give the raised pattern even more texture and to provide more contrast with the blue.  Then I adorned it very simply with a border strip from my stash and an easy sentiment panel, raised up on foam.  The stamp is from a retired Clear Dollar Stamps set called Easter Blessings.  I used Distress Ink - Stormy Sky and heat embossed with clear powder.  I mounted the front onto a kraft card base. 

Hope you like the card.  I like to have sympathy cards on hand and ready to give so I don't have to make one in a hurry.  I was glad this background seemed to lend itself to that.

Thanks for all your very nice responses to my giveaways.  I appreciate all the terrific comments and well-wishes!!!  I am getting my packages ready for the winners that will be randomly picked tomorrow.  Can't wait to see who my winners are!!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration Challenge Feb 9-22
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Texture
3. The Crafting Cafe - February Challenge - Favorite Technique
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #171 - Anything Goes

15 comments:

Sue D said...

Very pretty sympathy card. I like the now and later background idea.
We have a cat appropriately named Sabre that fits your cat photo to a tee.

Shelly said...

Ha! These cat photos are making me smile and so are your cards! Such a pretty card. Thanks again for joining us at the Waffle Flower Photo Challenge!

Lorraine said...

I do like what you've done with the background. It has a hint of frost but the flowers are so pretty.

Karenladd said...

Love this pretty floral embossing folder and the white heat embossing kind of makes it look like a negative of Delft pottery! The yellow border strip and simple sentiment are the perfect embellishments. As for your cat poster...that's a rascal if I've ever seen one!!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a lovely card for a sad occasion! Thanks for sharing it with us in the My Favourite Technique chalenge over at The Crafting Cafe!
Good Luck & I hope to see you next time too!
HUgs
Dawn xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Marlene Atkinson said...

A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

Janis said...

Thank you, Sue!! Hahahaha....Sabre is a fabulous name for a cat!! lol....

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Shelly!!! I appreciate your visit and nice comment!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lorraine. I hadn't thought of it having a hint of frost, but I love your description.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Karen!! I hadn't thought of it as similar only opposite of Delft pottery. You are always seeing special things about my cards. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Dawn!!! I appreciate your visit and encouraging words!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Debby!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you for your visit and nice words!!!

<3
Janis

ionabunny said...

OOoh, I like this one. Love how you embossed outside the lines. What a great idea. And if it was an accident it is a very happy one. Hugz