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Monday, September 14, 2020

Couple of cards

Hello - hope you're having a crafty day! My heart goes out to everyone on the West Coast, but especially all my friends, who have fires nearby - so scary!! Thinking of you often and hope this ends soon!!

I'm sharing a couple of cards - first up, a "thinking of you" made with some Spellbinders products:

Supplies: Paper - Strathmore Watercolor 140lb;
Paper Studio turquoise A2 card;
Foil plates - Spellbinders oval &
Other - Spellbinders ephemera; Yasutomo watercolors
Tools - Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System

I used the letterpress panel I had made here. Since it was on watercolor paper, I put a bit of yellow wash in the center, then added ephemera from the July Spellbinders kit. A foiled sentiment I made in my maiden run with the Glimmer machine finished off the card. I sent this one to Darnell's friend Verna - hoping she's doing ok with all the smoke in the air out in California!

Next, a sympathy card with a Spellbinders flower set I just rec'd. Had to laugh, no more than opened the package from Spellbinders when I spotted the set on clearance at my Hobby Lobby! Oh well, I guess the shoppers in my town aren't into foiling! I did pick up a couple other sets practically for free - will use those in future. 😀😀

Supplies: Paper - Paper Studio A2 card; My Mind's Eye patterns, 
scraps of purple & green
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints (retired);
Stamps - Hero Arts Say it All (retired)
Other - Michael's gems; foam tape; silver foil
Tools - Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System

I think my foiling turned out better on these flowers than my first attempts but on the leaves I had some stray foil that I trimmed out. I had made the flowers but didn't have a card for them until I learned of a friend's passing. We'd lost touch over the past 10 years but Faye & I were close back in my 30's and sang in a quartet together when I lived in Wisconsin. Faye worked as a nurse and was always so kind and compassionate. I remember a story her hubby told (he predeceased her) about a car trip they were taking. They came upon an accident and Faye made him pull over so she could help - no mask, no gloves, she just went right in there until the EMTs arrived. That was Faye to a tee - RIP!

That's it from me for today. I'll add the sympathy card to Darnell's NBUS challenge since my foiled flowers are new. Thanks for hosting NBUS Darnell - I need it!!

Thanks to you for stopping by and I hope you'll check back tomorrow when I have a special Christmas card to share!! Hint - it's a "kick off" to a new challenge....


Betty said...

two lovelies, Linda - especially like the second one.

Dawn T said...

What beautiful cards Linda. Sorry to hear about your friend, but the card is fabulous. Your foiling looks amazing.

Darnell said...

Linda, I'm very sorry to read about the loss of your friend, Faye. Her husband will be comforted by your beautiful sympathy card. Love your first card too! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

Jean said...

These are both lovely - you're making great use of the foil machine.

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful set of cards, linda! love seeing all your wonderful spellbinders goodies!

Greta said...

The sympathy card is really beautiful, Linda! Fun mix of elements for the first card!

Trina P. said...

I almost missed these lovely makes! The yellow wash on the first helps to make the arrangement pop. Your sympathy card is gorgeous. Love the color palette. Fabulous foiling, too.