Monday, October 1, 2007

Sympathy Card & A Halloween RAK

I have been trying to get this post up for hours...and I've had nothing but interruptions. So...that is why it is being posted so late. Better late than never, right?

Before I get started with the cards I have to share, I would like to thank everyone who left me with helpful ideas of how to get my son to complete his homework, without a huge struggle. I appreciate all of your comments very much, and hope to incorporate some of the ideas immediately!!



I needed a sympathy card, and wanted something a bit more classic and uncluttered. I knew I wanted to use the SU Close as a Memory set, so then I just chose my colors. This card was very much inspired by a card in Dave Brethauer's new Card Design book, that you can purchase at Ellen's store. The base of my card is Purely Pomegranate. The cream piece is pearlized shimmery cream that you can find at Verve Visual, and is just slid into the slots. I used my retired corner rounder punch from SU for the scallops on the Old Olive piece. The pretty ribbon was purchased from Lindsey at Jacksonbelle Embellishments. *ETA--The stems of the flowers were extended with my Old Olive Stampin' Write marker.




Isn't this Halloween card adorable? I love it!!! Janeen made it for me using Brenda Keenan's original design. I think the embossing on the black panel is way cool! That little spider is so cute, and I love the fun Halloween paper! Thanks so much, Janeen!!

14 comments:

Dawn griffith said...

WOWZIE what great cards GF! your sympathy card is beautiful and I love that you cut slits to make the center part slide in .. love that trick girlie .. and your halloween RAK is adorable too .. Is the jumbo wheel she used .. is that embossed .. or glitter .. It looks to be embossed maybe black or clear either way Its great .. I finally got the halloween set coming YIPPEE! so what halloween is almost here and over I dont care I will use that set next year right ?
Great cards girlie :-)
xoxox
Dawn

Flossie's Follies said...

What a beautiful card, I find Sympathy cards so had to make but this one is so simple and elegant, it says it all.

Alexandra said...

Rose Ann, your sympathy card is absolutely beautiful! It has a very simple elegance that is perfect! As for you RAK, I agree - it IS Stinkin' Cute - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Deborah said...

This is such an pleasant and lovley card Rose Ann. You color combo is suberb! The Halloween card is just too cute! Deb

sophia landry said...

Such a wonderfully elegant sympathy card. And that rak is so cute, love that little spider. You certainly do a lovely job on your cards!

Dawn Easton said...

Rose Ann, that sympathy card is beautiful! I really like how you did the center panel. Great idea cutting slits in the CS to slide it through.
The Halloween card your received is so cute! That embossing on the bottom looks cool!

Angel Wilde said...

I LOVE your pink and green card. THis design is great! tHAnks for sharing!

fran said...

Beautiful sympathy card - so elegant! Cute RAK you lucky girl!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card!! They are the most difficult but I'm sure very appreciate!! Nice job Rose Ann!

Deb said...

Your sympathy card is beautiful, your scallops are perfect!
What a fab RAK to receive, it is gorgeous!

Julia Stainton said...

Oh I love that black on black embossing! Great card!

Corie said...

The sympathy card is so elegant -- perfect.

The Halloween card is just so cute, I love the black embossing on black -- what a great effect.

Leslie Miller said...

Your sympathy card is very pretty, Rose Ann. It's always nice to go a little understated with the design on sympathy cards, I think. Understated can be very lovely sometimes, as you've shown with your card. I love Brenda's Halloween card, too. Super cute! Love the wheel in white on black.

Heather P. said...

Love that sympathy card... Just beautiful!