Thursday, February 27, 2014

Be Strong

You would think at this point, we would all have become experts at what to say in a card.  But there are some cards sent, that I think will always be difficult to fill out. This card is one of those that I find hard to find the words for. A friend has begun chemotherapy treatment recently, and I wanted to send her a card of encouragement, as she starts that process.  

I used a sheet of Prima "Fairy Belle" paper on the card (the pink background is one side of the paper, and the tan foreground is the other side).  I edged the paper panels with Prima fluid chalk ink in "Shabby Tote".  I stamped the sentiment (a Stampabilities stamp) with StazOn, and then wanted to give it just a little more, so I brushed over the word "heart" with my clear Wink of Stella pen (it's easiest to see, if you enlarge the photo below).  This gave it a really subtle sparkle that still suited the card.

 The top paper panel was wrapped with some Offray lace from my stash, and then adhered with dimentionals.  I added a bit of sheer white ribbon tied in a bow, and some self adhesive pearls to the corners.    


  1. Beautiful! A perfect sentiment. I wish your friend well.

  2. What a wonderful sentiment. I love the lace you chose and the cut of your card as well. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown challenge this week.
    Linda K. DT

  3. Fab card hun love it and thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown hope to see u again real soon x

  4. I think your card is perfect for your friend, soft and gentle, letting her know you're thinking of her. I know she'll be touched. Thanks so much for sharing this special card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

  5. brilliant card love the monochrone look and thanks for sharing with Divas this week with our sparkle challenge

  6. Absolutely beautiful! Love the sentiment, and you did a great job with the papers, lace and pearls! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

  7. Such a beautiful and elegant card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  8. Simply beautiful!! Love the stamping on the paper. :D
    Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.
    Riette, DT.


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