Saturday, June 25, 2016

Try it on Tuesday: I believe I can fly


I've not had time to join Try it on Tuesday for several weeks, so I was thrilled to see this latest theme, I believe I can fly.

I made this card for my dear friend Kathy, who just lost her youngest brother.  Kathy is the oldest of four siblings, and she has lost her younger sister and youngest brother.  Now she and her only surviving brother are left.

I'm not very good at making cards, and probably even worse making sympathy cards, so the message I hoped this card would convey is "Fly free."  I borrowed a bamboo stamp and used my own butterfly.  I created a circle from fun foam for the sun, but I'm not sure I got the masking right.  I still have trouble with that.  I used my multicolored stamp pad to create the butterfly and the sun and a lime green stamp pad for the bamboo and the edges of the card.   I found a use for one of my decorative scissors, too.

Thank you for visiting today because I always appreciate it when you stop by.  Now let's head over to Try it on Tuesday where there are some absolutely fantastic mixed media entries this fortnight.


20 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your card is really beautiful, and the sun and butterfly are wonderful. Sorry to hear that Sally suffered a loss, it's hard losing family and friends as you get older. I know how that it is. Thanks for joining us at AJJ, too. Hugs, Valerie

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful card.
xxx Hazel.

Nancy said...

A handmade card is thoughtful for Kathy in her time of loss. This one is very pretty. You used brights like lime, but the overall feel is soft and gentle.

~*~Patty S said...

Your card is stunning Elizabeth.
Really beautiful and full of hope and beauty.
Very sorry for Kathy's loss.
You are a good friend ♥
oxo

Sami said...

Sorry about your friend Kathy's loss.
The card is beautiful, I'm sure it will help make Kathy feel better.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amazing card - I love how vibrant the sun looks! Awesome... wonderful to use as a symphaty card -
Sad to hear that Kathy lost her youngest brother ♥
I love to see your beautiful card at Try It On Tuesday dear Elizabeth!
Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

Sandra Cox said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Kathy's loss.
What a beautiful, meaningful card.
Hugs

Cindy McMath said...

Elizabeth this is beahtiful. I'm sure it was appreciated as it is clearly heartfelt.

Halle said...

This is a beautiful card. So sorry to hear of Kathy's loss.

Meggymay said...

Your card is realy beautiful, it shows peace and tranquility. Its not an occasion I am comfortable making a card for either , but I am sure Sally will appreciate your kindness at this sad time for her.
Yvonne xx
Nearly forgot to say thank you for joining us over at TioT's.

Carol said...

The card is lovely and I think that Kathy fully understands your message. Sorry for her loss it's a difficult process to go through.

Rita said...

I think it's a beautiful card!!
Sorry for Kathy's loss.

Cindy McMath said...

Elizabeth this is off topic for this post but I thought you'd like to know Tammy has posted a Mr Linky on her blog for ICAD.

My name is Erika. said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth. Fantastic layering. Sorry for Kathy's loss. I hope she is holding up ok.

pearshapedcrafting said...

So sad to hear of Kathy's loss! This card is so beautiful and sure to cheer her up! The colours you have used are perfect for a warm Summer's day! I loVe your stamping! Hugs, Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

So taken with the beauty of this card I forgot to Thank You for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx (2 Hugs in such a short time!)

Pamela Gerard said...

That is a lovely card. Your poor friend -- how sad.

Darla said...

The card is beautiful, when I first saw it is didn't think "sympathy" but thought "hope" instead. You conveyed a tender thought for your friend in any case.

Dawn C. said...

Wow, I'm not sure how you can say you are not good at making cards because this is just lovely. Butterflies are a perfect theme to commemorate loss and hope.

Jeanie said...

Don't sell yourself short on cardmaking. This is beautiful in every way.