Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sympathy Card




Hello! Today is 1-11-11, isn't that cool? I was at the dentist today, having a root canal, and my dentist was really into the date. He promised magical results due to all the ones, LOL! Okay . . . as long as there's no pain, I'm good. :-) Today I have a card that I've entered in three challenges. Getting my card making mojo back is slow going, I've found, so I decided to play along on some challenges to get it flowing again.
I needed a sympathy card for a friend, and Our Daily Bread Designs is a company I often turn to at those times. Their challenge this week is to use both something new and something old from your stash. My something new is the blue rose patterned paper I used on the card front, and to line the envelope. I just saw it at Michaels and fell in LOVE. I'm so excited that I used something I just bought and didn't hoard it for a year or three! :-) The something(s) old are the eyelets at the corners. I must have had those for 6-7 years or more! And I've had the sheer navy ribbon for at least 5. I'm glad this challenge gave me a push to pull out some neglected supplies!
The second challenge I am entering this card in is this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge. The scripture this week is Ruth 2:12, "May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge." And so, we are to make a card or project which includes wings. The ODBD bird stamp fit the bill nicely. I stamped it twice, cutting out and popping up one copy so that it could rise above the top of the nestie.
The reason I included the envelope in the photo, and also added a second photo with the front of the envelope and the inside of the card showing, is that the third challenge I'm playing in this week is Just Us Girls (JUGS) Challenge #66 "Envy of the Envies." Entrants are to dress up their envelopes, front and back, to make them as special as the card inside. I need to do this more often!

Supplies
Stamps: ODBD--Lift Up Our Hands & Flourished Christian Symbols; inque boutique--Monarch
Paper: PTI--Rustic White (original); Hot Off the Press--blue rose pp; stash
Ink: Versafine--Onyx Black; Encore--Copper; Ranger--Antique Linen Distress Ink; PTI--Enchanted Evening
Ribbon: Michaels
Dies: PTI--Envelope Liner; Spellbinders--Labels 4 & Cross Collection
Eyelets: Doodlebug Design
Pearl: Zva Creative (my first Zva!)

26 comments:

Lorraine said...

Wow, Jill, this is such a beautiful sympathy card! The coordinating envelope makes it that much more special. Ya got your mojo back, girl!

Keva said...

That's so very beautiful. I love the blues...

Linda said...

Lovely card!

Camilla said...

Hi Jilli, that is beautiful, the ribbon is so delicate and light, perfect for yourcard - and I love the matching envelope.

Becky said...

Beautiful card, inside and out. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Monica K. said...

Jill, this is so lovely!!! The PP is perfect and looks great on your envelope too. I'm so glad you're getting your mojo back. :) And wow, are you ever getting it back too!! Beautiful card!

Miesje said...

This is beautiful! Your envie turned out great too! I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Stephanie said...

I'd say that your mojo is coming back very nicely.......lol Love, love, love your envelope! I've been debating getting the PTI envelope die, but am worried I wouldn't use it enough. Your post may have just pushed me over the edge. Absolutely lovely!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Jill!! I just love your colors and design. So elegant!! Your matching envelope is beautiful also. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge and Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week.

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is gorgeous! That bow and and the dove are such beautiful touches!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness this is stunning!!! I am in love with the elegance of this card and the dp is yummy! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ and Our Daily Bread designs!!! Hope to see you again next week!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness is right for this BEAUTY!! Jill, this is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! I am so glad that you love your ODBD stamps!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Anne B said...

Simply stunning, Jill. Love the paper and your layout and that ribbon is beautiful!

Chris said...

Absolutely stunning. It's just fabulously constructed and a details are just amazing and so thoughtful and meaningful.
Wow. What else can I say? It's just gorgeous!

Andrea M said...

What a gorgeous sympathy card!!! So stunning and such lovely details! Great job!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!!! Hope you join us again next week!

Kim O'Connell said...

Jill, this is stunning! Love the ribbon you paired with the patterned paper. ANd the matching emvelope is the icing on the cake!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the paper and the way the roses peek out of the envy. The bird is so lovely. It looks like it could take off flying from the card.

nancy jane said...

This is a stunning card, Jill. You brought together all the right elements to create a sympathy card that would bring comfort to the recipient. Looks like your mojo is on full-speed-ahead.

Stampin' Pam said...

WOW - love this - so gorgeous - beautiful paper - the entire ensemble is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week. We appreciate your participation and your support.

Michelle Philippi said...

You've done envies before...so finished....I'm a slacker that way. Love the colors...love the dove....love that ribbon...pretty pretty Miss Jillie May.

Rose said...

What a beautiful card! That bird is the perfect accent, and the inside and envie make it look really polished!

Sherry Kushibab said...
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Sherry Kushibab said...

Your card is absolutely stunning...love the paper, scripture and the bird is the cherry on top!!! Then you put it over the top adding the liner to the envelope and finishing off the inside of the card!! TFS - think you got your card making mojo going on this one.

Danielle said...

Simply stunning! The bird is so perfect.

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What a beautiful sympathy card, the flourishes are gorgeous.

Ina said...

What a breathtaking sympathy card! So often it's hard to know what to say in a sympathy card, and this inspired card leads beautifully into just the right words.