I created a very special card today for a very special person. My aunt just recently found out that she has Colon cancer and will be having a risky surgery on Monday. She is going through all kinds of emotions right now and ups and downs. So I wanted to create something for her to let her know that even know I may be far away, she will always be in my heart and my thoughts. She really needs something to keep her spirits up right now, so I'm hoping this will help...although something so small as a card and a little gift, I believe every little bit of thought and effort helps in some way emotionally.
I used an adorable stamp from "Sugar Nellie"...she is called Charlotte and can be found in the "Funky Kits Shop" HERE! I've had her for awhile now and just recently mounted her. I wanted to use her because not only is she the cutest, but thought she kinda resembled my aunt too!
I sparkled her wings up with Diamond Stickles!
All the flowers, leaves and the crystal stem are from "WOC". I couldn't help sparkling those up too...lol! The stamp is from "Lili Of The Valley".
The vintage seam binding ribbon is also from "WOC". I added a rhinestone brad and created a little handmade dangling charm.
Completed the inside with the same theme as well. I'm one who never knows the right words to say in times like this...so I'm hoping I chose the right ones. :)
SIZE: 6 x 6
LAYOUT: The Sugar Bowl Challenge -"Sketch #78"
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Sugar Nellie -"Charlotte" Stamp Image and the sentiment is from "Lili Of The Valley"
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers
PAPERS: All cardstock matting and DP is from Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Burnt orange glass dew drop pebbles, all flowers, skeleton leaves, crystal stem and "mink" vintage seam binding ribbon from "WOC", LUSH rhinestone brads, my own handmade charm, flat back rhinestones and (vintage crocheted ribbon, cheesecloth and burlap all from stash)
TOOLS: Cuttlebug machine, Spellbinders Circles & Open Scalloped Cirlces Nesties Dies, EkSuccess butterfly punch, Martha Stewart fancy scalloped border punch and sewing machine
OTHER: Stickles glitter glue and 3D square dimensionals
I also created a little gift to go along with her card and made it to match the charm on the card. I used these gorgeous antiqued brass heart frames I've had in my bead stash for a long time. And knew this was the perfect thing to use them on! All the beads are Czech glass and I used colors to match with the card. Everything has been finished in antiqued brass.
CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:
Sugar Bowl Challenge -"Sketch Challenge #78"
Papertake Weekly -"Anything Goes"
Craft Room Challenge -"Shabby Vintage"
Party Time Tuesdays -"Lots Of Bling"
Top Tip Tuesday -"Stitches Real or Faux"
Craft Your Passion -"Anything Goes"
Crafty Boots -"Glitter"
Creative Mondays -"Anything Goes"
Make It Monday -"Always Anything Goes"
The Pink Elephant -"3 or More Layers"
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz -"Flowers"