Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Taylored Expressions: Berries and Prayers

I recently had one of those hard cards to make.  An elderly family friend is in the hospital. I definitely wanted to send a card of support and encouragement.  It needed to be masculine.  "Get well" was not really the right message.  My go-to style of clean and simple was not necessarily right for this family. Do you see what I mean? All of this made it a challenge for me.

I decided to stick with "prayers" as the focus, so I pulled out You're in my Prayers with the coordinating Prayers Script.

Taylored Expressions Prayers & Berries

I put the sentiment on a banner to make it stand out.  My original plan was to use "Prayers for Peace & Comfort" which really was perfect - but when I got the background done my designer side took over and I could see that that larger sentiment would cover too much of it.  I ended up lining up pieces of two sentiments.  One sentiment was in "You're in my" but it needed to come from all of us so I changed my to our.  Luckily both words were in the stamp set!  FYI - I lengthened the stitched banner just slightly by cutting the banner end, then sliding the die and cutting the square end.

I settled quite quickly on the Berries Cutting Plate as the right look for this family.  I wanted to give the berries a little oomph so on the round ones, I added Oyster Grey Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Then to add color, I sponged a blue background starting with Salt Water Taffy, then Sprinkles, then just a bit of Cookie Monster so it didn't get too bright.

Taylored Expressions Prayers & Berries

I think it's just right for this family.  Although after all of my fussing, I know it's always the thought that counts.  

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2 comments:

  1. This is STUNNING!!! I love the background and how you used that cutting plate!!

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