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Sympathy and World Card Making Day



Screen Shot 2015-09-12 at 3.52.54 PMHello Friends, And Hello Weekend!  Today is also World Card Making Day!  Woohoo….like I need an excuse to make a card. LOL  In honor of this day I am going to try and sneak sometime in to do just that!  Are you up for the Challenge?  I sure hope so!  I can’t think of a better hobby, that I do, that brings me such joy and satisfaction, and can bring joy to others as well! I am so glad I found this niche many, many years ago!  What would you do if you weren’t a card maker?  I would love to know! Today over at Just Us Girls it’s word week, and our word is Sympathy!  Unfortunately you always need to have a few of these types of cards laying around, and the older you get the more you need them.  I also would like to welcome our newest JUGS Guest Designer with us for the month of October and her name is Julie Gearinger!  Welcome Julie!  Here are a few of my card details:  I made this card a while ago and can’t quite remember exactly what or who suggested this technique or if I can explain it, but I will try.  The idea is to combine to patterns together that wouldn’t quite seem to go together to make a background.  So I decided after I used a sponge dauber to make my circle background, I would heat emboss some SU leaves over top.  I actually think It turned out rather cool.  The flowers are from Stampin UP and heat embossed on vellum and layered over an exact shaped flower punched out from craft paper.   I love that effect!  Added some tan lace,  a Verve sentiment and some MS punched out leaves.


Please come on over to Just Us Girls and join us for Sympathy week and make a card in celebration of this great hobby of ours!!  Take care,  Nanc’

14 thoughts on “Sympathy and World Card Making Day

  1. Gorgeous card! I love the effect of your background – it looks stunning

  2. That background turned out to be fabulous, Nancy. If I weren’t a card maker I might get some of my scrapbooking done. 😉

    • I am right there with you…hence the name of my blog. I use to love to scrapbook all the time, now I am so far behind and still have good intentions, but cards are so much faster and I am not very good at scrapbooking now…to much space! LOL Have a great day!

  3. Beautiful card. Love the background you made and of course the flowers. Have a great weekend.
    Happy World Card Making Day.

  4. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love the background you made (gotta try that!) and the flowers are beautiful!

  5. I love the card you created. Gorgeous! And, if I were not a card maker I might have done more crocheting and reading. Now I forgot how to crochet as it has been so long. LOL And, if time permits I will try to do at least one card today. You have fun making cards too!

  6. Gorgeous card!! Love the soft green and lovely vellum flowers!

  7. Love the beautiful card you created! If I didn’t do cards I would either do counted cross stitch first thing I learned when I was just 6 years old, crochet or sew something . But I’m glad that I make cards because I got to meet a wonderful lady. So I thank God for bringing us together thru the love of card making. Have a Blessed day my dear! XO

    • You are to sweet Angie! I appreciate this wonderful hobby of ours too and all the people it has brought into my life! Have a wonderful day! HUGS!

  8. This is stunning! I am going to have to try your background technique. I love the look of it and those vellum flowers are beautiful! i really like the addition of the lace too. Beautiful card!

  9. This is stunning! Your background is gorgeous and so clever and the vellum flowers are so soft and pretty.

  10. Oh, I love the colors on this card aling with all of the fabulous details!! So thrilled to be Guest Designing with you this month- hugs and have a great week!

  11. Nancy, this is such a beautiful and comforting card! I love everything about this, the vellum flowers, the lace and that beautiful, soft muted background.

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