Thursday, May 17, 2012

IO Challenge- Comfort

Today the Impression Obsession challenge is all about sending comfort...sympathy, encouragement, etc. I decided to make a sympathy card since I find those so hard.

The challenge also allowed me to make a card using the new Impression Obsession dies.  Yes, that's right.  IO now has dies!  The dies coordinate with IO stamps and give a small border around the images.  I like that I don't have to cut out the stamps (especially butterfly antennae), and I like that the small border lets the images stand out from the background paper or patterns. Speaking of patterns, I finished the card and then wished I had used a really pale green Cover a Card for the background.  Ah well, next time!

To make the card, I used the Butterflies stamp (E8750) with coordinating Butterflies die (DIE008-I).  Of course, I only used one of the butterflies for the card.  I also used the Large Solid Leaf Stem (E8633) with the Branch die (DIE007-L).  It made for a very quick card.  I then chose a saying from the Treasured Memories Clear set (CL326).  If you haven't seen that set, you should really check it out.  It has so many sayings that are perfect when you need to send a little support during difficult times.

Need more comfort inspiration? Check out what Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, and Vicki created. Want to play along? You can find all the information here, and you could even win a $25 IO gift certificate!

 

10 comments:

Gvendalen said...

so pretty card! beautiful design

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Laura! Lovin' that greenery die! Thanks for sharing :)

Lynne said...

This is terrific. Placement of the little flowers perfect. Great card.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love that leaf stem design and die! And the butterfly is lovely! Can't wait to have a look at all the dies!
DeniseB

Katie said...

Love how you put the branch together! Love the color of the butterfly. Great card! Thank you for sharing!

Katie B.

Michãel said...

beautiful card and what a wonderful sentiment.

Carole said...

I love your design:) They way you used the branch is so lovely.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love how you added the flowers to the greenery!!

Lynne said...

Like this very much.

Jocelyn Olson said...

The card is so beautiful! I love the design and the colors. So pretty!!