The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Sunday, January 27, 2013

To Everything There Is a Season


Last fall I completely decimated my stash of sympathy cards. Replenishing my supply has been an ongoing line-item on my to-do list. I just haven't been able to find time or inspiration to work on these, though. As I  contemplated a project for the Stamp With a Homemade Stamp Challenge in the Moxie Fab World,  a plan for a sympathy card came together.


I created my own stamp by hand-trimming a scrap of craft foam into the shape of a long flower petal. Adhering it to an acrylic block with some transparent two-sided poster tape made it very easy to "stamp around the rosie" to create my large blossom.


The sentiment comes from the Life Lines stamp set from Flourishes.

I'm also playing along with the Papercraft Star Challenge--Buttons.

Thanks for stopping by!
Emily

22 comments:

Karen B. said...

My, what a beautiful card, and then to read that you made it from making your own stamp!? Amazing!

Pam said...

So pretty Emily! Love the lone petal falling, and the sentiment!

Benzi said...

Here you are being so creative again. This is such a beautiful flower you've created, Emily. And, it makes a wonderful sympathy card. You get a BIG thumbs up!

Annette said...

wow you made your own stamp with left over foam that is awesome..so creative and your card is AMAZING..

Jessi Fogan said...

This is so gorgeous, Emily! I love how the foam adds some texture when you stamp with it :) The petal falling off...what a beautiful way to convey sympathy. Just lovely.

Marisa said...

Brilliant!! Love the card and well done creating your own stamp :)

Auntie Em said...

You are officially 'Super Card Maker Woman'!!! What a lovely card and your petal stamp is so perfect. The little trail from the falling petal is so touching with the sentiment. You just never fail to amaze me with your clever ideas.
Hope you and your family are having a great weekend! :)

Glenda J said...

What an amazing card! So clever and creative. Love it!

♥Jan♥ said...

I too appreciated the lone petal falling, it is just perfect with your sentiment. Gorgeous card all around ! We were so glad to have you along with us for our button challenge at Papercraft Star !!

Sue Lelli said...

Love your Moxie Fab home made stamp and that Fab flower! You are so Clever, Emily!,,,,

yyam said...

Oh wow. Love your homemade stamp. Your card is beautiful! I love the pop of colour with the button!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Emily and the falling petal reminds me of "he loves me, he loves me not"!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Emily, you know I always seeing your lovely cards! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Papercraft Star!

nwilliams6 said...

This is sooooo creative Emzi! Wow! Love the whole deeper meaning here and that flower petal stamp is brilliant! Such a great Sympathy card and the concept would work for other occasions too like someone moving away. Impressive. Hugz!!!

Jingle said...

This is just gorgeous!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Shut up, girl! This is genius on a platter!! I am so pinning and so trying this out. Your card, using your homemade stamp (shut up!) is a jaw-dropper with that single petal falling. Sigh.

Bonnie said...

This is such a sweet idea for a sympathy card, Emily! I love the falling petal with the dots showing movement! And the sentiment is perfect! Love the stitching too!

Ruza Rebel said...

Such a lovely CAS card! Your stamp is cool, and I'm sure it will come in handy for feature projects! ;)

Audrey Ann said...

You are AMAZING!! And so is this fun card. Beautiful my friend!
Hugs
Audrey

~Tammy~ said...

You are so clever, talented, and smart and the list goes on! You just rock!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Well aren't you the clever one. I was thinking I loved that stamp as I am taken with the one petal with the squiggle line was really attractive and then I read you made it. Do I see something in your future? This is wonderful Emzi. I love it!
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp with a Homemade Stamp Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)