This weeks Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab is titled Lovely as a Lullaby and many of the entries are baby themed. But I saw that the colors would be perfect for a sympathy card, and to be honest it was a rough week and sympathy cards were needed! My card is at the top and Moxie's inspiration photo is just below.
I also was inspired by one of my favorite paper crafters: Sarah Martina. I used her card with the postage stamp and the flowers as a starting point. You can find her card picture here.http://sarahmartina.com/blog/category/blog-hop/ I used my Cricut Imagine and Audrey cartridge for the black paper and then cut it using Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cartridge. I stamped on this with Close to My Heart Treasures and Versa Mark. I used CTMH white embossing powder and added Art Glitter Faux Snow carefully with dots of glue on the flowers. I am so happy with this effect and was looking for a chance to use the snow! I just had no Christmas cards or pages to scrap, so I thought of the dandelions.
The yellow paper and teal papers are both Cricut Imagine Blossom. I also, am finding freedom in having an Imagine. When you pay for patterned card stock and live far from the stores, you may find like me that you are afraid to stamp, emboss, distress, or cut your paper but having an Imagine as freed me from this fear. I know, if I don't like me experiment I can just print another sheet. So, I find my self being more adventuresome with paper crafting!
The sentiment was made with my Microsoft Word in the Edwardian font, and just cut to look like a banner. I then folded the banner and this idea also came from Sarah's Blog! I added a button with a bow tied with crochet thread and called it a day.