Sunday, September 21, 2008

Penny Black Brush Stroke

My mom called and needed a sympathy card. I have a couple preferences when I make sympathy cards...i like them to be soft, serene and simple, I don't know why, but I like to use pink or soft grey and it must always have a bit of embossing in silver or platinum. And, I tend to use Penny Black brushstroke images. Don't ask me why I do this, but I do.

So this morning out came Penny Black Allegro, my beloved PSX Platinum embossing powder. As you must know PSX is not around anymore, but their embossing powders were my favorite so I use what I have left sparingly. I used my stampin up markers to color the image on the stamp, spritzed it with water and stamped, then I added just a teeny bit of Hero Arts glitter (thanks Paula...i LOVE this stuff).

On a final note, which sadly, is somewhat related to sympathy...have you all seen the post on Cammie's blog today! She has enlisted all her stamping friends and stamp companies to contribute to a GINORMOUS blog candy giveaway to support Alzheimer's. I'm fortunate to not have had to deal with this in my own family, but I have several friends who have been caregivers to various friends or family members and it is extremely difficult and emotional for them. So, although I rarely participate in blog candy giveaways, I may just join in this one to honour those caregivers.

10 comments:

Tammi said...

Wow, this is just lovely!! I like that you embossed the sentiment, adds a beautiful and elegant touch.

debbie said...

A beautiful card that I am sure will touch the recipient.

Did you enjoy Grape Jam?

Glitter Queen said...

Your right on the mark Linda. The colours are soft and beautiful. What a truly elegant card.

Terri said...

This is so elegant...perfect for a sympathy card! TFS!

Betty said...

What a wonderful card! Just might have to case this one too.

ChrissyM said...

Wow what a stunning card! Very elegant looking

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Linda....you inspire me. Can't wait until I take your next class at "The Pickle." Keep them coming.
Karen L

diane mcvey said...

WOW, every single thing you do is GORGEOUS!!! I am so glad I found your blog. I'm enjoying the beautiful creations you have on here. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!! :D

Cindy H. said...

What a stunning Sympathy card!! It is so lovely and serene - I love it! TFS

Katarina said...

This is an exquisite card.

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