Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Praying For You



This week's sketch was a bit tricky for me, most likely due to the fact I was doing it late at night.  Note to self: don't work on cards late at night LOL!

One of the LSS I frequent had a 50% off sale on all their DP this past weekend  and this lovely Melissa Frances DP was one of my finds.   The sentiment panel uses Verve's Classy Label Die and I layered it with a lacy nestie.  Since I don't own any lace (second note to self:  make sure you get some), I used the Martha Stewart daisy punch to create a strip of faux "flower lace" down the side.  Lots of half pearls and a few butterflies later, I called it a card.

This card is going to our Music Pastor's wife who is currently battling cancer.  She has had a rough go of it lately, and I want her to know our family is praying for her and her family as they walk this journey.  Love being able to personalize cards for people and hopefully touch their life in some way by doing so :)  





What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Circular Sayings
Paper: Early Espresso, Mellow  Moss, Very Vanilla, Orange, Melissa Frances DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: SU Border Punch, Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch and Butterfly Punches, Verve Classy Label Die, Lacy Circle Nesties, Half Pearls, Dimensionals,



15 comments:

Viv said...

Being in a similar position to your pastor's wife Melisa, I know how much she will appreciate this beautiful card!!! You have the knack of putting the right things in the right places and that includes your heart.
Hugs Viv xxx

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, this is a wonderful card with all the different shapes & the lovely color palette! I am sure it will be much appreciated :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Great paper...love finding bargains like that! Your warm colors really go well with the warm sentiment...it's a big perk to this hobby of ours to be able to make personalized cards and gifts! Your pastor's wife will love it!

Christina said...

What a beautiful card with a lovely sentiment for your Music Pastor's wife. I'm sure she will be touched by your thoughtfulness.

That patterned paper was a wonderful find, and I love the way it inspired your color combo. I especially love the layered border punches!

Maureen said...

so beautiful and peaceful, Marisa...sure to lift her spirits :) I had to make a sympathy card this week and even though it was sad, I loved thinking about my friend as I made it...it sure is the process in this hobby, isn't it? Ah, yes, onto some lace!! I just get mine from the fabric store :) Lots of choice :)

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful card!! Love how you used the classy die with the Spellbinders dies!! I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated!

Danni said...

I love the "pop" of yellow..such a great touch! Very pretty card and sure to brighten your Music Pastor's wife's day.

ChristineCreations said...

This is really great Marisa! I love the border punch too!

Jannette said...

I love how you've put all those elements together to make a beautiful and heartfelt card. (I would have thought your 'lace' was real...)
Thanks for the inspiration - now I'm off to see what I can do... I CASE your cards quite often, and this one is one of the nicest!

Denise Marzec said...

GORGEOUS papers and colors, Marisa!

Andrea Ewen said...

Doing a lot of late night stamping, I see...this one is beautiful! That background paper is wonderfully suited to go with all of your fabulous accents! Lovin' those lacy Nesties, they're a great addition to your stamping arsenal...
Awesome job on the sketch, all of your sweet details are perfect...especially those darling butterflies!

Benzi said...

Love your designer paper and the orange you've used. Such a wonderful card for your music pastor's wife.

Katina said...

This is such a beautiful card Marisa. Your paper and colour choices are just perfect for the purpose of this card and so are the butterflies. xxx

Shirley said...

Very lovely, warm, and encouraging too! Very pretty!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!! This one is AWESOME Marisa!!! You said it was tricky for you, but it sure doesn't look like it - it turned out fantastic!