Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sympathy Card

This is the card I made for my co-worker and her husband.  They both love the ocean, so I thought I would try out the new Embossing Folder that my friend let me borrow from Spellbinders. I just love the shells in the background!  I embossed it and distressed it to bring out the design.  The shell is from a Stampin' Up set that I had not yet used.  I stamped it in a chocolate brown chalk ink on glossy white paper and once it was dry, I buffed it to make it shine!

The ribbon is some from my stash that I bought a long time ago at Michael's and the pearl discs are from a jewelry show an even LONGER time ago.  I love it when I finally get to use something that I have had for a while.  Actually...truth be told, I finally found them when I was cleaning out my "doo-dad" drawer....  On the inside I used a stamp from Inky Antics.  It reads....

The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand,
The sun goes down, but gentle warmth
still lingers on the land,
The music stops, and yet it echoes
on in sweet refrain...
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.

1 comment:

Judy Rozema said...

Melissa, this is gorgeous!