I have been missing in action for a week or two . . . crafting didn’t make it to the top of the list for a few reasons. I spent the weekend with my son at his first High School wrestling regional, my parents came to visit, my wonderful German Shepherd had eight healthy and beautiful puppies, and I am grieving for a very dear friend.
A few of the cards I have shared on this blog have been for this dear friend. I was her last roommate before she married her DH 25 years ago. She has prayed for me during my years of singlehood. She stood beside me at my wedding 10 years ago. She and her husband were part of the home study and adoption process for our two wonderful boys. My sons are fortunate to call her Godmother, along with her husband as Godfather. We were blessed that she was able to travel to their baptism just less 5 years ago. Part of my gift to her was to create cards (with her permission) to have for her children for future life events. I feel blessed that she would allow me to be a part of her life in this way.
She has been battling cancer for just over 6 years. When her breast cancer returned less than 2 years ago, she knew the fight was on. Her brave testimony to God’s love through all of the pain truly shows her courageous and buoyant outlook on life. She is now in the presence of Our Lord and Savior and celebrating her new life in heaven.
I made it my mission to use my gifts and skills as a card maker and paper crafter to create cards for each surviving member of her immediate family. This is the first of five and is for one of her daughters.
I started with a standard A-6 card (4” x 6 ½”) and added a strip of “blossom” card stock trimmed to 1 ½” and then punched with an edger punch by EK Success. The black card stock is 3 ½” x 3 ½” and is pressure embossed with Sizzix Tropical Paisley. The white card stock is 1 ½” x 5” and is pressured embossed with Cuttlebug D’vine Swirl, then inked with Tsukineko Versa Magic Pixie Dust. It matches beautifully don’t you think? These layers are adhered to the card. The sentiment is by Great Impressions and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and die cut with Spellbinders Petite Ovals Small. The edges of the oval were inked and then adhered with dimensional foam adhesive. A quick search through my Prima flower and brad collection yielded a few little flowers to add the finishing touches.
This card was inspired by and entered into the following challenges: