Friday, April 8, 2011
Birds & Swirls Sympathy
Happy Saturday. I'm at my desk ready to "commit a neatness" but so far all I've done is procrastinate. Outside, the day is glorious; I love the shoulder seasons of autumn and spring. It's now school holidays in NSW and I'll be busy juggling work and kid-wrangling although with my husband currently at home full-time (he's looking for a job after his former role became redundant), it's a little easier. But I thought I would post a card while I had a chance.
The photo doesn't really do the card full justice. The colours are white and warm grey (Sahara Sand in SU! speak) and it was a dull rainy day when I took the photo. Plus I was in my usual rush. Never mind, you get the idea.
The Birds and Swirls folder is one of my original purchases going back to when I first got my embossing/die-cutting machine. I still love it. I didn't emboss the whole of the card front, instead left a blank area and scored lines with my scoring tool to neaten it up. I also used my brayer to lightly apply ink to the raised areas. White pearls were perfect to give this card some elegance.
I sent this card to friends who recently lost their adored mother. It's always too soon to lose the one you love and while we come to accept their passing, the gap they leave remains forever.
Love from Crafty Kim