This is a simple design. A 51/2x51/2 square card with a 3 lines scored at the bottom for added interest - a tailored look. I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A for the image panel. I stamped the sentiment first on some adhesive note paper, and cut it out for the mask. Then I stamped my sentiment on the panel, masked it and stamped the Birch trees with Versafine and embossed them. I added just a little brown ink on the trees and some yellow flower soft for the autumnal falling leaves. A soft sponge of yellow in the background and the pop of red from the cardinals is all this needed.
Tender thoughts and words of sympathy are hard for us at times aren't they? Six years ago my sweet father-in-law passed away from Alzheimer's. He was a veteran of WWII - one of the "Greatest Generation."
He loved the woods of southwestern Wisconsin, and this new design from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps reminds me of him. He would be the first to tell you tales of his youth and young adulthood hunting and fishing in his beloved state. He knew the river like no other.
The day of his service was cold and blustery (like today) - the color still trying to hold on to autumns last song. In the distance, while taps played, the faint sound of a lone train whistle could be heard. Smoke from it's engines mixed with leaves dancing on the wind as we all said good-bye to the man we dearly loved. Our memories are as lasting as our love for him. He would have loved this card.
Thank you for visiting again. It's always a pleasure to read your kind comments.
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013 GMT Views: 2385
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 27759
Sat, Nov 09, 2013 @ 2:12 PM
This is so touching..the card and hearing about your DFIL ( I had to Pin the card to remember those lovely words-to bring comfort to someone in their time of need). The design of this is so lovely..the birch trees, the bright red of the cardinals, the touches of flower soft..wow and also the scored lines which do provide some fabulous "interest". I can relate to the WI reference..I grew up a few miles from Western WI and the woods and river valley are a constant source of beauty. (BTW-it's deer opener weekend here in MN).
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Sat, Nov 09, 2013 @ 4:12 PM
You inspire me, Susie! I so love how you have masked the trees for the sentiment. The use of the Flower Soft is exceptional. Your words are equally inspirational and you are equally skilled with a keypad as you are with a stamp pad. I am blessed to know you.