This first card does have some layers and embellishments and I actually love the way it turned out. I dislike having to make sympathy cards on principle but it's important to convey comfort any way we can. I used a Stampin' Up sentiment cut with Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and matted with Picot Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders). The other die is Fancy Doily Border (La-La-Land Crafts) and the edges of the card are trimmed with a Martha Stewart border punch. A bit of lace and some flowers from my stash are the finishing touches.
This next card was for a co-worker's birthday. I found out last minute that he shared a birthday with another co-worker and so had to through together a quick masculine card for him. Again, here there are a few layers, topped with another sentiment from Stampin' Up cut using Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things). The honeycomb texture was achieved with an embossing folder and I added a few black pearls as well as a button and baker's twine from my stash.
Summer was over before I knew it and I needed a thank you card for Kayne's camp director. He works so hard for those 10 weeks to make sure the kids have a great experience! But true to form I left it until the last minute to create so this was the result. The Stampin' Up sentiment is once again cut with Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things). I added several of the Feather (Hot Off The Press) die cuts, popping up the top one with foam squares for added dimension.
And last but not least, a card for Kayne's archery instructor. I could not for the life of me find an image of a boy with a bow and arrow that was not Cupid so I took matters into my own hands with some arrow themed paper, a Stampin' Up sentiment, and a couple of Tim Holtz metal arrows.
I get so carried away with all the dies and embellishments I forget that there is also beauty in simplicity. And that sometimes maybe words are worth a thousand pictures.
Hope everyone is having an amazing week!