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Friday, May 8, 2020

Sympathy in pink and white...

Sadly, my sister's MIL passed away last month from health issues unrelated to COVID-19. I know she will be missed, and I wish there was more I could have done besides sending a card. As I'm sure you all know, funerals are private affairs these days. I wasn't even able to attend my Uncle's funeral at the end of March.

Today's card is one that I sent to my sister and her family. I cut my pink panel and heat embossed the sentiment in the lower right-hand corner. Then, on a white panel, I cut a scalloped corner at the bottom and an oval aperture at the top before dry-embossing it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF.

With my lily-of-the-valley die, I cut several stalks and leaves from white cardstock and colored them with Promarkers. The camera washed out my green some, but I did try to keep it a pale green so as not to contrast too much with my pale pink.

Here's a better look at the heat embossed sentiment at the bottom of the card front.

I tried something new on the inside. I heat-embossed my sentiment on another pink panel. Then I created a frame, which I dry-embossed with the Swiss Dots EF, and popped it up on  some thin foam tape for a little added dimension.

The card still closed fine, and this frame coordinated with the front of the card and added a special touch to the inside.

On a lighter note, I wanted to share a recent achievement of mine: I managed to cut my entire head of hair by myself. I did have my DH straighten out the nape a bit, but other than that I personally wielded that scissors like a light saber, cutting close to an inch off all over. It doesn't seem to look tooooooo bad. At least I haven't noticed anyone pointing at my head and laughing when I've been out and about. Of course, they could have been laughing behind their face masks.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

So sorry for your loss Cheryl. A loss is bad enough but even more difficult when you can't have family and friends around for support. Your card is lovely. The softness and beautiful flower are just perfect for sympathy. I had my haircut the day before the salons were closed here. I haven't tried cutting it myself. The salons are opening here next week but I think I will wait until the mad rush is over to venture there.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

It's a lovely card. I love Lilies of the Valley. Congrats to you for being able to cut your own hair! In normally get mine trimmed once a month and it's been two months. So far so good but sure hope the shops can carefully open soon. The place I go has just one chair and knowing the lady who runs it has been home bound just like me.

Lynette said...

I love lilies of the valley, and you have used them so nicely on this card. So sorry for your sister and brother-in-law's loss.

So, you cut your hair again?? Awesome! You did inspire me to cut mine a few weeks ago, and I'm happy enough with it. Mine was simpler, though.

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful sympathy card - so soft and pretty - love the pink and the lilies of the valley die is very nice. A friends mother passed and all I could do was send a card.
I have a haircut appt. this Thursday. I'mthinking about letting it grow just a little, but still need it thinned out and evened up.

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. So pretty and delicate.Sorry for your loss. Difficult times, especially when you can not be with your loved ones in the way you want to. You also manage to find the best sentiments for your cards. Well done on cutting your own hair, I wouldn't even attempt to cut my own fringe as I'm so kack handed....says the crafter ha ha. stay safe take care, Michelle xx