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.    

8 comments:

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

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  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
    www.ladybugstampers.blogspot.com

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

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  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.

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

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  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

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  7. Such a beautiful and elegant card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

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

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