An Oops and a Sympathy Card

27 08 2017

To be clear, the sympathy card has nothing to do with the “oops” in the title.

We found out about the passing of a woman we used to attend church with. They moved, but people were able to find a current address for them.

This card is for her husband and the rest of the family, but mostly for him. They’d been married for quite some time and I can’t imagine the hole her passing has left in his life.

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The oops came in when I tried to use the sketch pen in my Cameo to write on the already colored image. Apparently, going over an inked area is not what the pens are made to do – luckily, there are other really great things they do really well. It’s just this specific situation I had trouble with. In case you find yourself in a similar situation, it’s not you. It’s not the pen. It’s the ink already on the paper. Probably. That’s my assumption. It’s the second time I’ve run across this specific set up 😉

The sketch pen got enough on the paper that I was able to use a zig pen and fill in the rest. Even though it didn’t work the way I initially imagined, I think I would still do it the same way because I couldn’t do this by hand without the help of my Cameo.

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Oh, and to do this, I used my pixscan mat – yay pixscan!

The background paper is also from Silhouette. I used the print and cut feature for this. It’s so much easier than going through all the actual paper to find something that would work. Don’t get me wrong. There’s still a huge place for real paper 😉

Thanks for stopping by

xoxo

Stamp, Background pattern, Words

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When You Need Another Sympathy Card

28 04 2017

Something simple, but it feels like the right way to go with this one.


The flowers are an embossing folder called Large Daisy by Darice. The sentiment is from an old Anna Griffin set.

Glad you stopped by.





Struggling with Another Sympathy Card part 2

5 03 2017

This is the follow up from my last post. Usually, sympathy cards aren’t that hard for me, unless they’re for family. Then I stress and hope it’s good enough. I did have a card, but it didn’t feel right. So I went back for another try. I’m much happier with this card, and it’s nothing like the first one. I have ideas to make the first one better, but it still wasn’t the right card. Maybe it will be the right card for someone else, though 🙂

I hope my aunt and her family feel peace at this time.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hug your families tight and remember, everyday with them is a blessing.

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