Monday, June 7, 2010

Be Happy Together - Forever

The CAS challenge over at Split Coast was to create a card using a greeting as your main focal point. For my card - I embossed a Labels 12 nestie frame using two sizes of the die. Then I just stamped the greeting inside the frame and added a leaf frond charm tied with a knot of gold cord.

The greeting is from the stamp set Pears and Hollyhocks by Mark's Finest Papers and will be available to purchase tomorrow (6/8)! The paper, charm and cord are also MFP. I think this card would be great for either a wedding or anniversary card don't you?
I'll be participating in the MFP DT blog hop on Wednesday using other stamps from this set so I hope you can come back to check that out!

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Pears & Hollyhocks (available 6/8)
Paper: textured cream - Marks Finest Papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: charm & gold cord - Marks Finest Papers, Labels 12 Nestabilities, cuttlebug, glue dot

The technique challenge at Split Coast was to create a card that is personal and also uses a favorite technique.

I printed this photo of my husband's parents, Marjorie and Charlie onto cream cardstock.
Marjorie just passed away a week ago at the age of 94 and Charlie passed away 7 years ago at the age of 89. As they both wished to be cremated - we will be having a joint burial next week and a little party celebrating the love they had for each other and the love they gave to their family and friends.

This is a picture of them about 20 years ago when they took a long anticipated trip to Hawaii. They are dressed in their matching Hawaiian print outfits! In recent years, Marjorie would wear Charlie's shirt in her assisted living apartment.

One of my favorite techniques is to stamp a sentiment directly on a printed photograph and that is what I did here. This lovely sympathy verse is from a set called Irish Blessings by Waltzingmouse Stamps

I'm going to make two of these and send them to my DH's sister and brother -I think they will appreciate them!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Irish Blessings
Paper: white, vintage cream - PTI, Pacific Blue - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart corner punch, sticky pearls

24 comments:

Crystal said...

Julia FANTASTIC I LOVE how you used the nesties..GREAT idea and awesome card!

LeAnne said...

Just beautiful, Julia!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Julia - I commented on SCS but this warrants another comment - love the CAS of this card!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a special card this is! Love the way you stamped the sentiment directly on the photograph!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your CAS card is so elegant and stunning!! And I love the sentiment stamped on the photo!! Fantastic!!

Velta said...

Julia ~ You are such a thoughtful and giving person...What a beautiful gift to give and a memory also. Thank you for sharing that photo, it brought tears to my eyes...Take care my friend

Ann said...

Julia your beautiful memory of your handsome inlaws is just fabulous - I love the stamping directly onto the photo idea and the decorated corners just finish everything off perfectly. Its gorgeous - and something to be treasured by your family in the future.

maryr917 said...

I absolutely love your cas card-i need to try this idea with the nesties-it really adds a great look to a card
your tlc will be appreciated by the recipients for sure-its a very nice memory

Janelle said...

Such a simply classic and beautiful card, Julia! Love the photo, too. I'll have to try the sentiment on the photo thing. Great idea!

Karen Barber said...

This is LOVELY Julia- so perfect in it's simplicity - I am so sorry it's been so long since I blog hopped to see everyone's blogs....I was sick, we redid our kitchen, etc, etc, etc....anyway- I'm back!

Belinda said...

Oh wow, Love the CAS card and the sentiment on the photo directly!!! Sorry for the loss but I'm sure this will be totally appreciated by the recipients!

Sharli said...

I love the CAS card - I need to figure out how best to do that embossing trick - last time I tried it I cut right through the paper. Hmm. I also love the photo card - and your description of her wearing his shirt brought tears to my eyes. Yes, they definitely had a special love. How sweet of you to help celebrate it in their memory!

Betty Wright said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Julia! Beautiful CAS styling and design!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Very sweet, love the simple nature and sentiment!

Anne said...

Breathtaking!! Wow!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love your elegant CAS. This is a class act, Julia. What a gorgeous card.


Awesome job on the SCS challenge. What a beautiful photograph. Your sentiment is perfect!

Peggy said...

Gorgeous creations! The sentiment card is so elegant and the photo card is fabulous with the sentiment stamped right on the photo!

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