Inspired by Laurie Sympathy Card

Today I spent about an hour in blog inspiration heaven as I scrolled through about two months of Laurie's blog posts.  I have seen a card or two of Laurie's before, but today was the first day I really examined a ton of her beautiful cards.  I admit I copied and pasted quite a few for future reference, but today I did need to make a sympathy card and Laurie's card here was the inspiration:  http://soapboxcreations.blogspot.com/2011/01/cr84fn9.html
Here is my take on the card, slightly different, but still very recognizable as Laurie's original idea.  Thank you Laurie! 
The base card is Vintage Cream impressed with the Linen Impression plate.  I used my new Parisian doily die with Hibiscus Burst cardstock.  Those doilies are gorgeous.  I can not believe how beautiful they are in something other than "white".  I didn't even mind punching out the little pieces, only took about a minute.   I used Larger than Life on Mat Stack #4, impressed with the Woodgrain impression plate.  The sentiment is from Birds of a Feather.   I didn't have Spring Moss ribbon, so I substituted Simply Chartreuse instead.  After I got a good look at the picture, I trimmed the tails of the bow just a bit.  I think it was just a little too long for this card.   I need to order up some more ribbon colors to go along with the beautiful doilies I plan to be making.  Get ready to see a lot of "Inspired by Laurie" cards coming in the near future.  She is truly an inspiration to me.

16 comments:

I'm Renee said...

Isn't Laurie awesome?
Everyday she will take my breath away...
so inspiring!
And this is gorgeous!
Love the colors.

Kara said...

she really is an inspiration! i have a card posted today that is also inspired by laurie:) beautiful card today, cathy!

Nadine said...

Your card is beautiful…love the color combo and the HB doily is fantastic! I totally agree with you about Laurie…she's just amazing!

Eva said...

Gorgeous. The colors are great...the green ribbon just adds a pop of WOW!

Laurie said...

Oh my goodness Cathy!! First off your card is gorgeous! I love the woodgrain and that doily! Your bow is fantastic and those roses are super cute! I really appreciate your sweet words! Thanks for sending me this link! You totally made my day!

Ginny said...

Your card is really beautiful, Cathy! Love the doily background and I totally agree that Laurie is great for inspiration!! :)

Jen said...

Oh Cathy, this card is positively dreamy! I am so dazzled by this card, everything works together flawlessly from doily to the darling rose trio, the impressed background to the heavenly bow with the longish tails. Do you know what? I think the longish tails is what I love the most about this card. Seriously, if they were shorter everything may have had a more overly manicured/clinical appearence. The ribbon tails, to me, give it a really wonderful, warm personal and very loving touch. Just what you want in a sympathy card. Yay for the longer tails! This is a real stunner!

This is gorgeous. Every time I see these doilies it makes me want that die more & more. I love the wood grain on yours.
TFS
Ang

Denise said...

I also admit to wondering if doilies would be cute in other colors... they are fabulous!! I LOVE it in HIbiscus - so lovely! Your card is beautiful and the colors are perfect together...

CD said...

Really really stunning! Great use of the impression plate, doily and mat stack!
- cards by cara

Stephanie said...

Cathy..........This is just amazing! I love your colors and the woodgrain and that bow!!! You really did fantastic work on this one! Just beautiful!

Sara Mac said...

Gorgeous card Cathy! The woodgrain texture is such a nice touch. Yes, we could do a blog hop based on Laurie's creations.

Simply STUNNING! The embossed Mat Stack with the leaves and flowers is gorgeous, I just love this card!

Amy said...

Love the woodgrain impression with Life stamped on the mat stack. What I like most is your bow (with the tails) and that pink doily!

This is just beautiful. Such a soft color combination that is perfect for a sympathy card. I think I should have bought that doily die...

This is so beautiful Cathy! Love that pink doily and the main sentiment panel. Such a pretty card.

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