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4/02/2014

Roses for a Friend

Hey there & welcome. Today's card is for a blogging friend who is dealing with some tough times in her life, and I hope the roses on this card will bring comfort & let her know many of us in Blogland are praying hard for her healing just now.



- Sweet Impressions Stamp (U7066-II) image done on Xpress colored with copics.  Die cut with a Sizzix indented rectangle-657569, edged with DI Broken China.

- DCWV Green cork paper mat (4.5x6.5 mat stack) done with the next size up of the Sizzix set, center portion cut out. This cork paper is a bit on the 'heavy' side.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment. Cut 3 layers of white snippet c/stock, glued together, then colored with BG0000, G0000, G00, and finally YG03. The 3 layers give a bit of dimension. Had intended to leave the lettering white, but decided I liked it better colored.

- red twine, rhinestone trim on bow.

- Card base is World Win paper - a lovely texture to it. Scored edge done with a Scor Buddy.

Yesterday our temperature reached 83F. It was a lovely sunny day, blue skies but think we went from winter to summer all in one day. It was so pleasant to have the house open & airing out. We need to sweep off the front porch, rehang the swing, which we took down last fall, and covered with a tarp. The winter weather plays havoc with the wood finish that DH has already redone once and made it look new again. He assured me he wasn't doing that chore again.

Ya'll have a lovely day. Come again when you have time to set a spell. Although I don't know how to make a good mint julep (that's what Southerners used to offer their visitors - LOL), we can promise something cold to sip on, as we watch the neighbors drive by & wave as we swing back n forth. Hugs.

21 comments:

Sarah said...

What a lovely card Mary and I am certain your buddy will draw comfort from receiving it. xx

Donna Ellis said...

It's beautiful, Mary! Love the theme of green carried over into the glittered frame, and the darling little red twine. She will love it for sure. Hope all goes well for her. hugs, de

Pippa said...

A lovely card, Mary. Like the colouring too. I am sure your friend will love itl x

Karen Petitt said...

Mary that is a really beautiful card. I think your friend will really appreciate it, so very, very classy!
You lucky thing - sounds wonderfully warm and sunny although it would be very odd to go from winter/spring/summer all in a week. It is a little warmer here and my joints are very grateful for that lol! Just going to have a nosy round your blog to see what else I have missed Karen x

jimlynn said...

Beautiful roses and a beautiful card! I can't think of a better way to tell someone you're thinking of them! Gorgeous!
Lynn

Jean Straw said...

This is a beautiful card Mary, I am sure those lovely red roses are just perfect to cheer your friend.
Jean x

Sue said...

Aww what a pretty card for your friends its really beautiful Mary..I'm sorry if there is anything mispelt on here I've just read the post above and I'm still in tears laughing omg hahahahahaha Sue xxxxxxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful roses.

Kath x

Benzi said...

Just beautiful, Mary, and I'm sure it will be well received by your friend. Your roses are very striking.

Sheila H said...

A beautiful card, Mary, that your friend will surely appreciate. I love your coloring...

Carol L said...

Your roses are just beautiful, and trust me - if we lived closer, I'd be sitting with you all the time! I love those front porch days of serenity and calm :)

Pat said...

What a lovely card Mary, and those beautiful flowers are sure to cheer your friend. The colouring is great and the red twine bow contrasts nicely with that pretty green mat and sentiment. x

Lisa said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! The flowers look amazing - your coloring is perfect!! What a beautiful card!! Your friend will adore it!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Gail said...

She will love it!

Hazel said...

A beautiful card for your friend, it will mean a lot to her knowing you are thinking of her. Hazel xx

Bonnie said...

What beautiful roses, Mary! She will love them!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a pretty card for your friend. She'll know she's being thought of with love.

Loll Thompson said...

I'm sure your beautiful card will bring joy to your friend and help with her healing. Your roses are so beautiful and I love your shading. Sounds like a nice warm day and perfect to swing on the porch! :) Loll xx

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Beautiful rose card Mary!!! Love <3

Sarah said...

Those roses are lovely. I'm sure they brightened your friend's day.

Petra Swart said...

Your lovely card will be appreciated so much by your friend, Mary!! Beautiful roses and I love the sweet little bow!!
At the moment we are having very hot weather, which might be the last of summer - winter is coming our way!!