First I came up with why I needed a card in the first place. I wanted to celebrate a friend who was entering hospice after a four year battle with breast cancer. I wanted to make her a card to let her know how much she meant to me and how influential she had been in my life. I started with stamping a white rose from Altenew's Bold Blossom stamp set on white paper with gray ink and after that failed miserably, I tried stamping the same rose with perfect pearls on burgundy paper; this worked much better. I masked off the rose and stamped the leaves and other flowers from Altenew's Botanical Garden in gray ink. I then colored those flowers and leaves in with colored pencils. I love how soft the colored pencils make the flowers look.
After completing the stamping and coloring, I finished off the card with a piece of vellum stamped and gold heat embossed with the sentiment: You inspire me and added twine. The Hero Arts pink card base has Hero Arts burgundy ink and perfect pearls in gold stamped on the background using My Favorite Things Diagonal Stamp. I love how the perfect pearls makes the rose shine on this card.
To me, sympathy cards always seem sad....that lonely flower on a sea of white card stock. I would rather focus on the connections and community every one builds around each other. I wish sympathy cards showed designs that celebrated the happiness of love, family, community and all those relationships each one of us has as we move through our lives instead of focusing on the loss. With this last card, I was going for the celebration of those connections and for the love and respect I have for my friend and her family. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you are inspired to reach out to your community and celebrate all those relationships from your everyday.
Welcome to Seven's Crafts and thank you for stopping by. I am a mom, teacher and avid paper crafter. I hope these posts will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do some crafting.