Sunday, 8 July 2012

Feuillage Francais

I have a sympathy card to share today.  Unfortunately I've had a few of these to make recently and they are so difficult to do when you need one, so I'm making a few for my box for those sad but inevitable times to come.

The CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week is to include text so I cracked out my En Francais background stamp and lovely French Foliage leaves to create this:

I began by stamping part of the script in VersaMark and then embossing in white embossing powder.  I overstamped with the leaves in Old Olive, wiping off excess ink from the embossing to keep it nice and shiny.  I distressed the edges of the Sahara Sand base and added a banner with the sentiment and an antique brad.  I added a tiny scrap of lace before adhering the Sahara Sand card to the white base.

Stamps: French Foliage, En Francais, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: VersaMark, Old Olive
Card: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Other: white embossing powder, antique brad, Victoria lace

As always, if these or any other SU supplies have caught your eye, do not hesitate to get in touch with me on 07977 141605 or by email.  I will be delighted to assist you with your crafty makes and place an SU order for you.  Remember that if your order comes to £45 or more, you earn 2 9-yard spools of organdie ribbon and a box of Everyday Enchantment brads for absolutely free!

Today's cat picture is of the Cat-Box-Box love triangle.  Enjoy!

Thanks as always for visiting..... watching tennis now!


  1. Hey Victoria

    The card is just stunning - so pretty and so good for a sympathy card.

    Love the cat in the box thing - my little Winston does exactly the same!

    Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me a lovely comment.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

  2. Beautiful card Victoria. I've made sure that I have a couple of with sympathy or blank cards ready for when these things happen Karen x

  3. Perfect for a sympathy card and I love that white embossed script.....lovely job!
    Don't know about the cat.....I do that with which side of the bed I want to sleep...haaa!

  4. Love the white script, with the leaves it makes a beautiful sympathy card :0)
    I'm enjoying your cat pictures, they're such comical creatures.
    Thanks for linking up to CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  5. Beautiful and peaceful. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet love. Hugs.

  6. Victoria this card is absolutely beautiful - the white embossing on the Sahara Sand base is stunning. We all struggle to make these cards but you've absolutely nailed it with this one. Adore the cat photos and this one is a doozeyl

    Karen x

  7. This is lovely Victoria, the script stamp in white looks fab with the green leaves.xx

  8. I love your placement of the script and leaves! Sorry there was need for a sympathy card.

  9. this is stunning!!!! they are so hard to make so i like your idea of having some on hand :)

    another super fun kitty pic!!!!

  10. Hello Victoria

    I just LOVE your card, the white embossing is stunning, and the leaves just perfect.

  11. Well I'm sorry to hear you've had occasion to make a few recently. This is perfect for the occasion. I love the touch of white embossing against the fresh green foliage.

    Thank you for your earlier comment on my blog! You did make me chuckle!

    Sarn xxx

  12. Beautiful stamping again I love the white font its fabulous well done Hugs Elaine

  13. Lovely card Victoria, you cat photos are just so funny.

  14. I'm sorry you've needed the sympathy cards Victoria. This one is beautiful - just the right colours and I love the addition of that special brad. Vicky x

  15. Lovely sympathy card, never easy to make and this one is just right.

    I had an email today saying a friend had gardeners digging up the lawn, and her cat was having hysterics (very nervous cat), ending email with 'I might have to go out and buy a bottle of wine'. Am now wondering if the wine was for her or the cat!

    Di xx

  16. I know, it isn't easy... Your card is very successful. Beautiful effect graphic. I like.

    Hugs from France.

  17. What a beautiful design! I love those leaves and the colors. Your cat is pretty too! :) Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  18. This is such a stunning design! the white text over those green leaves is simply lovely! Love the added antique brad attaching the sentiment flag :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!


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