This past Saturday I attended a funeral for a good friend’s mother. I really didn’t know Marie but my husband grew up next door to their family and we are friends with a couple of her children. As I listened to Marie’s grandchildren talk about her and their relationship with her, I thought, what a wonderful, full life she had. There was a lot of sassy humor, which I’ve always enjoyed with her children, now I know where it came from. Her granddaughter handed out decks of playing cards and Juicy Fruit gum after the service, in memory of her grandmother who loved playing cards, and winning! What a sweet way to end a service. I will always think of Marie now when I pull that deck of cards out.
For the month of May, I’m participating in a Connect 10 Challenge with my demonstrator group and my next choices were either a Monochromatic card or a Note Card. I had a pile of these 1/2″ strips laying by my trimmer and decided to weave them into a background. I just cut the ends randomly at various lengths. Because they were Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent, I decided to do a Green Monochromatic Card, lol, serious thought went into the color choice, right?
I decided that I needed a piece of Basic White behind my woven layer, but I wanted it to have a bit of texture so I used my Animal Print Embossing Folder which was laying next to my trimmer, yes, my craft table is a DISASTER! I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the woven layer to the embossed layer. It gave me a bit of leeway in getting the strips all adhered.
I played around with a couple of different stamp sets (not sympathy) before I settled on the flower from the Color & Contour and the greetings from the Peaceful Moments. The flower is stamped with Soft Succulent ink and filled in with Soft Sea Foam ink. I had the Peaceful Moments set out from the card for Marie, so was thinking about her funeral as I created this card.
As I cut the flower out with the Scalloped Contour Dies, I was planning on using one of them for the greeting but thought that with all the straight edges on the woven strips, a circle for the greeting would look better, so I pulled out my Layering Circles Dies. I decided to pull in the Soft Sea Foam green from the flowers by matting the greeting with a circle of the Soft Sea Foam.
I popped up the flowers with dimensionals and added a single gem from the Holiday Rhinestones pack to finish up the front.
For the inside, I added a 3″ x 4″ piece of Basic White and a greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set inked in Soft Succulent.
If you liked this card and need to purchase the supplies, here are links to the Products used in making this card. They will take you right to my Stampin’ Up! store for easy shopping.