Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Thank you

I want to send my heartfelt thank you's to everyone for your love and prayers on the loss of Molly. She was my shadow all day long and was in her bed right next to me when I stamped. I've shed a lot of  healing tears. Anyone who has lost a pet know they are part of the family and saying goodbye is so hard. It was so fast and unexpected that I just couldn't come to terms with it. She didn't appear to be in pain and her passing was very gentle. She will always be in my heart.

I finally got a little mojo back after not stamping for awhile. This card was made using a die from Spellbinders called Venise Lace to make a stencil to try the gilding flakes technique. I tried it once before and didn't have much luck but I really like this card. I followed the directions from the video on casmixup.blogspot.com/ from Scrappin4myboys. I put the double sided tape on a card stock panel, then took release paper off and added the die cut stencil. Using a sponge I applied the Mulled Wine gilding  flakes from Cosmic Shimmer. The sentiment is Stampin' Up and embossed in Queen's Gold embossing powder.

I am sharing this card at 

I made a stencil from a die, used gilding flakes, stamped the sentiment and embossed it.




Be kind to one another.




24 comments:

  1. So glad you are finding some comfort in creating this fabulous card Brenda. What a stunning technique and those mica gilding flakes are amazing. One very beautiful and classy card.
    My heart goes out to you x.

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  2. Brenda, this is a stunning card! SO classy looking and elegant. WOW!!!
    Hugs! Lynn

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  3. Stunning card, Brenda. The black and gold combination is so elegant and I like how you used the die to create a stencil x

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  4. WOWZA, Brenda, this is glorious! I can only imagine how stunning and schparkly this is in real life! You nailed the challenge every which way! Whoot! Sending healing hugs, my friend. Love, Darnell

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  5. Absolutely stunning card Brenda love the gilding flakes and sooo sorry for your loss of Molly
    Carol x

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  6. Such a gorgeous card, Brenda! Very elegant and love all the gold and color combo against the black! Sending warm thoughts and hugs to you!xox

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  7. WOW! This is awesome, Brenda! What an example of classy elegance, my friend! Love the gilding with the black card and what a perfect die to use for a stencil! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up~

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  8. Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors against the black.....really stunning! I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Molly. I had no idea. Sending hugs and loving thoughts. Sharyn

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  9. Beautiful card, Brenda! I never use gilding flakes, but you make me want to get mine out. You've been on my mind--I know how empty a house is when a furbaby is gone. Hugs, Greta

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  10. The gilding flakes are so pretty and so elegant with the black frame :)

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  11. O, wow, Brenda, this is super nice and elegant card. I like the pattern of the stencil. I'm glad that your mojo is back.
    Have a nice day!
    Hugs, Sonja

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  12. So very beautiful and well designed. I love the stenciled design. I hope you gradually will keep feeling more like crafting. I always think it is a healing therapy myself.

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  13. This is just stunning and so elegant looking! You used the technique quite well in making this beautiful card! Sending healing hugs as I know how you feel. When we lost our 3rd dog, I think it took me 2 years before I could mention her name without crying. Hang in there, it just takes lots of time to heal a broken heart.

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  14. It is so hard losing a pet, I know you are like me in that they are your baby. Bret complains I take better care of the dogs than I do him. lol He is old enough to care for himself, but that isn't true. He is just as spoiled I can tell you! Anyway, I know how upsetting it was for you when you lost Molly, it sure took me by surprise. I cried for days with all of ours dogs we lost. Bret told me to get over it and his daddy said leave your mother alone, she is sad. So cry if you need to and remember all the good times Molly gave you. Your card is just stunning and what a wonderful job you did with this technique! I really love how the gilding flakes just pop on that black background. Great job with making a stencil with your die! Hugs, Brenda

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  15. Love the use of gilding flakes with your die cut stencil. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up especially after your recent loss. Ina GD

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  16. I can imagine you're still a bit in shot with the unexpectancy of Molly's passing. I sure have been thinking a lot about you ever since I saw the news. Your card is so gorgeous with that die/stencil design. I love the gilding flake color you used. I have yet to try gilding flakes, but you're very inspiring.

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  17. WOW! Your card is GORGEOUS, Brenda! Great work with the gilding flakes ... they are so beautiful, but messy too. :) Love them on black where they always look their best. This die made a gorgeous stencil. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

    Sending hugs during this sad time. Love Loll

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  18. Stunning creation, love the gilding flakes against your pretty black panel ... so sorry to read of your loss of Molly ... x

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  19. Ooooh such a rich card, love the elegance. Gilding flakes just ad that Oh La La, beautifully executed.
    So sorry for your loss, I feel the pain and know how you feel...do take care.
    Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  20. I'm sorry for the loss of Molly, Brenda. She is gone, but her memory lives on. So this is a special thank-you card in that sense...
    The gilding flakes look amazing with black. Simply gorgeous and elegant card.
    Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Mix UP!
    Hideko xx

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  21. So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Molly. Your card is so beautiful and is very unique. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  22. Gorgeous card Brenda I love how the gold flakes make the black card pop. Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up!

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  23. WOW! This looks amazing. Love the guilding flakes on the black cardstock. Thank you for playing along with the CAS Mix Up challenge xx

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