Big Problems Card

Hello, everyone!  Did you all have a nice 4th of July weekend?  I know I did!  It was filled to the brim with fun family times, laughter, food, games, and swimming.  Boy, was it hard to get out of bed this Monday morning!

Today’s card was made for a family who went through an awful lot of tough stuff in the last month or so, and I just wanted to make sure they knew that our thoughts and prayers were (and still are!) with them.  I found the perfect sentiment in my stamp collection.  Take a look:

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All of the paper (except the peach cardstock there on the bottom) came from one of my scrap “kits,” handily paper-clipped together for easy card making.  The two frames are stickers from my stash, and I made the satin flowers from scraps of ribbon.  Most of the edges are inked with Vintage Photo distress ink to add just a little pop to each layer.  I love the layers.  I had a really hard time deciding on the layout of this card with all those lovely layers, but I’m pretty pleased with the final result.  One of my favorite bits is the navy layer; it’s hard to see, but I ran it through my Cuttlebug  in one of my many embossing folders for a hint of texture.  And I just love the color palette.  Hooray for using scraps!

I even had enough paper left over to line the envelope!

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Monday!

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3 thoughts on “Big Problems Card

  1. ncguygirl says:

    What a pretty card, Melody! I do love the texture on the navy layer. I’m sure this card provided some real cheer and comfort to the recipients. Well done!

  2. brosmother says:

    Saw this card in the recipient’s home last week – it’s even more wonderful “in person.” The little textured ribbon woven between the ribbon flowers is a really great touch. Like Kathy said, Hooray for scraps!

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