Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Be Inspired #19





This is my card for this week's Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #19. The challenge was to emboss acetate - easy and I love the outcome. I wish my reason for the card weren't a sad one...a dear friend, Audie, passed away this week, and I am sending this card to her husband, Ed. He will know I put a lot of love and prayers into it. I made the card from kraft paper, embossed the acetate with the Stylized Flowers folder, and colored the back side with Sharpie markers. I attached the acetate on the left edge with ATG tape. The cathedral trim is made with a Martha Stewart punch. The bottom edge was trimmed with pinking shears. The words were computer generated. I embossed the image on the left, and colored it with LePlume pens, and added it to the top of the card with dimensionals. The sheer ribbon is from Michael's. The pearls add a touch of sweet elegance, and anchor the message. Inking is with chalk inks. I can't wait to see what you do with embossed acetate!!!

14 comments:

Allison said...

great card Betty, love the colouring on the acetate
AllisonX

Karen said...

This is such a beautiful and touching card for your friend Ed. He will surely appreciate all the love you put into it Betty! I am so sorry to hear about your loss. She will stay in your heart forever.

-Karen

JennK said...

Beautiful card! I am so sorry for your loss...my thoughts will be with you.

Mrs J said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Betty. Her husband will definitely appreciate this beautiful card. I love how you have coloured the embossing, it looks so soft and subtle.
Sending you hugs,
Mrs Jx

cardcrazy said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend, I'm sure that her husband will appreciate your beautiful card.
Peggy

Lea L. said...

This is so very pretty...I love how you colored the embossed transparency!!

~Lea

Eva said...

Betty, so sorry to hear about your friend. I am sure the card is appreciated very much. It is beautifully done and love how you colored in your embossed image. Gorgeous card!

KimmyS said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss - but the card yo created is just wonderful!
Her husband will cherish the love and passion you put into creating this card

Amber said...

Betty your card is beautiful! I'm so sorry for your loss, but how touching that you made this card in honor of her to send to her husband! I also love your "mellow yellow" challenge, can't wait to try it this week! You are the Queen Bee:)
Hugs
Amber

Cassie said...

sharpies - what a great idea!! this turned out lovely! i know it will mean a lot to your friend!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card Betty! He is sure to appreciate it.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card, though I'm sorry for the sad occasion.

LORI said...

Oh, Betty, I am so sorry to hear of your news. My heart goes out to you, but most of all her husband. I promise to pray for you and her family.

BTW...I hope on here to say I love your pretty card!!

Hugs, Love and Blessings to you,
LORi

Trish D said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, the card is lovely and I am sure her husband will appreciate it.