Monday, July 2, 2012

Masculine Monday & Another Friend Says Goodbye

First I would like to start off by saying Goodbye to another friend of the family.  Last week I told you about my daughters friend "Nana" that passed away.  Yesterday we found out that Nana's best friend was rushed to the hospital and passed of exactly the same thing as Nana, just one week apart of each other.  Betty managed to make it to Nana's funeral, but like some people in life when their best friend or partner passes, they don't have the will to go on.  I think this is what happened to Betty. Betty and Nana were so close and she helped Nana in so many ways, she just knew that she still had to be there for her.  We will miss you Betty, but we also know that Nana will be happy to see you once again.

Now onto a lighter and happier note, today is Masculine Monday.  I have been putting in some long hours once again at work and totally forgot about it being Monday with our Canada Day Holiday and all.  I quickly put together this card and combined it with a colour challenge over at The Dynamic Duos.  I finally had the correct colours to work with.

I started with a plain piece of CS.  My CS had a little bit of dimension to it that almost appeared to be like a watercolour paper.  That is the subtle lines that you see running through it.  I then took my French Foliage words and stamped lightly with Crumb Cake all over the paper.  The words were very light and  didn't show well so I went on to plan B.  With the cascading leaves from the Inkadinkado stamp set Fall Season I once again stamped them randomly all over the CS base stamping once and then stamping off twice.  This gave the gradual effect I was looking for.  Yesterday as I mentioned was Canada Day so I then chose Cherry Cobbler and stamped using the same technique only in the one corner of the card.  On a scrap piece of CS I stamped the individual leaf and then cut it out.  The leaf was adhered to the card front using dimensionals.  I only sponged around the Cherry Cobbler side of the card front.  Then I added my simple greeting at the bottom.  

The picture really doesn't do the card justice because when you look at the card it actually looks like the leaves are falling.

I hope you like what I have come up with today.


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  1. Gorgeous card! And love all the work you put into it. :)

  2. I love how the leaves have that 'graduating' look with the two colours. This is a stunning card. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos.

  3. The effect is absolutely stunning!! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

  4. I am so sorry for this loss! So soon after the other one, too! I really hope you and your loved ones can find peace at this time, Nancy. GORGEOUS card--LOVE the cherry cobbler with it and your style is amazing!

  5. Nancy, what a gorgeous technique! Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

  6. Totally delightful, such a pretty card and I love your technique of stamping off before stamping on your textured card. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

  7. Just GORGEOUS!!! Congrats on your Dynamic Duos win!

    1. Thank you LeAnne. I actually did not know I had been picked until I saw your comment.

  8. Stunning card! I love that background. Wonderful job and congrats.