Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

With Sympathy.

We had some sad news this week, when my husbands best friend in UK, lost his battle against cancer. I wanted to make a card for his wife, but knew it had to be a quick one so I could post it that day (Friday). We have no postal collections or deliveries at the weekend, so if I didn´t post it on Friday, it would have been at least Monday before it started on its journey.
You will know from my previous posts that I have recently placed a big order with Stampin´up, and another set of stamps I bought was a skeleton tree, this pretty blossom bough, and some appropriate sayings for Sympathy and Get Well cards. I believe the set was called Hopeful Thoughts. So I used them to make this card.

Sorry it is such a poor photo. The card has been sent so I couldn´t try again! The ribbon is actually a pretty olive green that exactly matched the distress ink, and the paper was not shiny!

I tried a few arrangements on scrap paper, and eventually chose this arch made by stamping the bough three times. I coloured the stamp with broken china and milled lavender distress pens, ´huffing´ on it before I stamped in case it was drying out. The sentiment came from the same set of stamps. I embossed a small strip of white paper with a Crafts-Too embossing folder and attached it below the image, cutting the complete piece to fit on a 7" square card. I distressed the edges and raised parts of the embossed strip with Memento bamboo shoots ink, and covered the join across it with a strip of green ribbon and added a bow.

Well I´m back today. Last night I had the same problem as our friend Veerle had last week, and was unable to add a photo, but I followed the advice kind friends gave to her, and cleared my cookies and browsing history, and today everything is fine. There is always something new to learn with the computer.


JoZart Quilts said...

Beautiful card but I'm sorry you had reason to make it. Sincere sympathy to your husband on the loss of his friend.
Jo x

Jean said...

This is such a pretty stamp Kate and you have made a lovely card for a sad occasion. I like the embossed border at the bottom and the sensitive sentiment.
Jean x

Veerle said...

Sad news but such a wonderful card Kate. His family will sure appreciate this. Hugs Veerle x

Maxine D said...

What a sweet card Kate - love how you repeat stamped the bough to make an arch

SARN said...

Pretty card for a sad occasion. Sorry to learn you had sad news.

Hugs, Sarn xxx