Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hydrangeas Two Ways

I created a card today to help a cause brought to my attention by my friend Jinny.  Jinny knows a very special family, who has faced some difficult hurdles in the recent past, and now one more has been placed before them.  Matt Nagel, father and husband to this special family, died very suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 35.  He suffered a stroke while running with friends.  Jinny's special request is to provide some solace for Matt's beloved family by sending a handmade card.  I think I can do that.  :o)  (you can read more on their story by clicking on the link above)

I used a Cardabilities sketch, and am also entering this at Lily Pad Cards challenge (flowers):



I made two of these cards and switched out the sentiment, so I can send the following one to my mother.


The hydrangea and sentiment on the first card are from Stampin' Up!'s Because I Care, and the gratitude sentiment is Verve.

Thanks for joining me today!



Dimensions:  4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Because I Care - SU; Celebration of Thanks - Verve (for second card)
Paper: white - PTI; Basic Black - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Other: Scallop Diamond border punch - EK Success; Big Shot; oval die - Spellbinders; Copic markers; pearls; Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls; Roses embossing folder - Cuttlebug
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31 comments:

Annette said...

so gorgeous...This card will touch your friends heart in many ways...thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Your cards are just beautiful Colleen! Your signature Hydrangeas are marvelous and will lift their spirits for sure.

Marisa said...

Love this image and you ahve used it wonderfully on this card. Sure it will bring comfort to the family.

Julia S-W said...

Have tried twice to comment but blogger seems to be misbehaving. Forgive me if this is comment no3! A beautiful card for the family. I cannot begin to imagine their pain.
Juliaxx

Stella said...

Your card will definitely offer some comfort to the family; it's breathtaking and heartwarming.
Your mum will love it too; hydrangeas are one of my faves too :). You used them in a wonderful way; gorgeous!
Hugs!
X

~Tammy~ said...

Just beautiful especially with your signature hydrangea! This will provide some much needed comfort in their difficult time they are facing!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful pop of color on this gorgeous creation! What a wonderful cause -- so sad for that family!

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful card I love the stamp.
I have a candy on my blog. Greetings Janny

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards. I am sorry that the one went for such a sad occasion. I am sure they will cherish your card and thoughts. Your mom will really enjoy hers too.

Chris R. from Iowa

Maria said...

Love how you used the hydrangea for background stamp and focal image! Perfect coloring on the flower and pretty embossing, too! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Linda Callahan said...

Your flowers are lovely no matter how you do them!

Sandie Edwards said...

How unique and very pretty.... your colouring is always beautiful, as are your cards...

Benzi said...

That is such a sad thing and I cannot imagine the grief in that family. Your card is beautiful, Colleen. It is wonderful you made this beautiful card to show you care. Your Mom is sure to love her card.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that embossed piece with the stamped flower image! YOU ROCK:) I think this card will def. bless this family!!!

Linda R said...

That is such a tragic loss.. I can't even imagine. I am sure your beautiful card will be appreciated.. They are both so lovely!!

Hugs, Linda

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a sad story, Colleen ... my heart goes out to your friend's friends! I am sure this card will be a great comfort to them all. The embossed roses are such a sweet & elegant touch! Thanks so much for playing along at Cardabilities!
Hugs, Andrea DT xx

yyam said...

What a beautiful card! Love the amazing textures.

You are so thoughtful. What a tragic loss for the family.

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful card, it will be greatly appreciated!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Colleen and how nice for you to send it to that grieving family. I know they will appreciate your kindness. I love that Hydrangea and how you colored it and added the liquid pearls.

walchowDesign said...

You are so thoughtful, Colleen!

Gorgeous card and love how you created the bg!

Jackie Rockwell said...

I have a hydrangea stamp and it's one of my favorites! The way you stamped the background is very pretty—it reminds me of botanical illustrations in garden books. Beautiful card Colleen!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Col, this is absolutely beautiful! LOVE that embossed, black panel! Yum! And Molly will just be so blessed by it! Thank you for sharing the links and being willing to serve this family in such a special way. God bless!

Karen B. said...

Two very very beautiful cards here!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Be still my heart-this is magnificent. What is not to love about this. Beautiful beautiful!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

I love Hydrangeas, so these gorgeous cards tick all the boxes for me Colleen! Amazing layouts and colouring.
Sylvia x

Bonnie said...

Both cards are beautiful and I'm sure will be appreciated. How tragic to lose a husband/daddy at such a young age. Hard at any age, but so unexpected so young.

Jolanda said...

I like the use of the image. It realy pops!
Thank you for joining us at Cardabilties!

Emily Keaton said...

These are just gorgeous, Colleen! I love how you stamped the hydrangeas in the background. Lovely work!

Patrice said...

Beautiful use of the sketch...I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/04/52-card-pickup-week-16.html

Sue Lelli said...

Colleen, LOVE the mostly black and white with the gorgeous embossing and the purple hydrangeas! This is just STUNNING!

Lesley said...

How sad for the family, your card is lovely Colleen, I love that stamped image too...it is very pretty and soothing. Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities!
Smiles,
Lesley

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