Friday, April 27, 2012

Deepest Sympathy

Yes, it was time for two sympathy cards this week.  This is one I just made using my Distress Markers which eventually arrived yesterday after 2 months and 21 days! 

My primary concern about the markers was whether I believed that they did ink up clear stamps!  Phew!  Am I glad to report, although this is the only card I have made with them, that they do!

Paper: cardstock (PTI; Penny Black); Neenah
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Markers; Antique Linen Distress ink
Stamps: Hero Arts (CL342; CL428); PTI (Label Basics)
Other: Dimensional Foam

I know it's a rather plain looking card but I don't like to make a busy sympathy card, for me, it's all about the message.

I am going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Chalelnge "Anything Goes".

As I mentioned Lisa and I met Vera yesterday for lunch. We did take a couple of photos and we got a stranger to take one of the three of us together, but that was a complete failure!  (Oh, and don't let the one of Vera and I scare you off, believe me, it scared me).  Well, I cannot describe it....I have no idea where I was looking or what happened to my hair or why my face was all scrunched up like a dried grape!  (I really do not like photos of myself!). Gosh, I hope I don't normally look like that! 




Hugs to all!  Have a fabulous weekend!

20 comments:

Michelle said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Brenda! I think I will have to give in and get those markers!
Great photos of you and the gals! Not scary at all!!

Lin said...

Your card is perfect for a sympathy card, and I'm glad to hear that you're happy with your distress markers......I'll be using them in the same way when I finally decide to get some. I think all 3 of you look wonderful - isn't it fun to meet online friends?

Lisa said...

PRETTY Brenda! Wow how soft and lovely this is. So glad to see the markers worked for you. I've tried my Tombow markers and it was no good LOL! Thanks for your congrats today. It's a brand new challenge I think it would be a perfect fit for you! HUGS :)

Barb said...

I think you all look wonderful, Brenda! So glad you shared the photos - love all the big smiles! Wonderful sympathy card too - so pretty!

Robin K. said...

How wonderful the three of you got to meet for lunch! One of the highlights for me last year was getting to meet some of the HA flickr gals at Scrapfest :) And I think the pics of the three of you are lovely (And NO - your face does NOT look like a squished up grape!) BTW, your sympathy card is just perfect and I'm glad to hear the distress markers were worth the wait!

Rosemary said...

stunning sympathy card, brenda! and honestly... the picture of you and vera is perfectly fine!! you look great!

Anita Recksiedler said...

Hi Brenda! Love your card today! Your making me want these markers! :> ACK! :> Glad that they made it to you before you moved! :> Your sympathy card is beautiful! Looks like you had a fabulous lunch with Vera! :>

Dawn said...

I too like understated cards for sympathy cards and this is just perfect. Great pics even if you think you're pulling faces. What fun to meet up with Vera

paula said...

What a beautiful card & those photos of you aren't as bad as you think they are ;o).

alexandra s.m. said...

Dear Brenda,
Your card is so beautiful and elegant! Bravo!
and thank you so much for sharing these great pictures ;-)

Katarina said...

A lovely card, Brenda, and I agree, a symphathy card shouldn't be to bright or overly decorated. this is just perfect.
Nice to se pics of you and you all look very nice!

CinnamonSally said...

Your photographs are lovely Brenda, so much fun meeting flickr buddies. Love how you have used the distress markers too. I am really pleased with the ones I have, I love there subtle colours.

Theresa said...

Brenda, your sympathy card is so beautiful. I love the simplicity of it. The pictures of you ladies are beautiful as well!!
I'm soooo glad you received your distress markers! I know that mine have shipped - finally!! Can't wait to play with them!!!

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda!

This sympathy card is beautiful! I love the color combination! Good to know the TH Markers work so well on clear stamps. I'll be looking into buying them now for sure.

OH, what lovely photos of you, Lisa, and Vera! I love the sweet smiles! (And you are hilarious with your descriptions. You crack me up!)

Hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this sympathy card, Brenda! LOVE the organic feel to it and the colors!

Maureen Morton said...

Looks like a fun get-together, Brenda! Love this card - I agree, keep it simple. These are such tough cards to make. I am not ready to jump into more markers, but you make it very tempting with this gem of a card!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, this is stunning, Brenda! You are making me want those markers even more. Those are cute photos of you and Lisa with Vera!

Deirdre said...

Fantastic photos - so cool that you all got to meet up. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card! Very pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful sympathy card and love the colours you used!

Fantastic photos and TFS!