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Friday, December 9, 2016

Gold Lillies and love handmade card

I have a hard time knowing what to say to others in difficult times.  Am I alone?  (I remember being pregnant and at my beloved Grandmother's funeral when well intention-ed people told me that 'she was in a better place'.  I remember not wanting to hear that and getting angry. ) When people are sick or going through challenges, too... so recently I had four friends who are going through some major health issues and I wanted to send them a handmade card.  I created this.  It's simple but I really dig how it came out.  I hope that you enjoy it, too.  Join us to create and connect over card making and you, too, can deliver some love in the mail with a handmade card.
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KISS... Keep It Simple Sweetheart (as my dad would have said).  This is a KISS handcrafted card.  I wanted to give a card when I dropped off dinners to two of my friends and was running out of time.  I wanted a clean and elegant handmade card that said I cared.  This card came to life.

Create this card with ease and show that you care by:
~  Score and fold with a Bone Folder a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.
~ Stamp this Lilly from the Remarkable You stamp set and the perfectly said greeting from the in the Here for You stamp set in Black Archival ink pad on the card.
~  Color in the flower with your Aqua Painter in the Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi ink pads.  

TECHNIQUE:  When water-coloring, squeeze the closed ink pad to create a deposit of ink in the lid and use this to watercolor and the Aqua Pen/Painter.  I also like to do a line around the leaves and then color the full leaf in after to create a natural shadow.

~ Add additional sparkle and depth with the Gold Wink of Stella glitter brush on the leaf edges.  I also added the Clear Wink of Stella to the stem.
~ Tie a bow with the Gold 1/8" Metallic ribbon.  Adhere it to the stem with a Glue Dot.
~ Take it up a notch!!  See below:
WOW with this simple addition of Sparkle!  So the card was elegant and lovely but needing something!  Placing my handmade card (before adding the ribbon) into this box from my Big Shot Die-Brush so it contains the sprinkles from spreading on your work area and other projects.  Tap your Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the side of a Bone Folder.  Creating random but beautiful sparkle on your project in a fun random pattern.  I did turn the box as I sprinkled it to create a random look.
Sparkle and Shine when you send love, wrapped up in a handmade card.  This has the stunning metallic gold ribbon and sparkle from the Wink of Stella brushes.  (Capturing sparkle in pictures is so challenging - but it really is quite lovely!!)
I wanted to share with you, if you could consider helping.  My dear childhood friend, Raquel, was injured by a doctor damaging her vocal chords.  She's a mom of three beautiful children, a wife and now she's been hurt by someone.  She has an appointment with a Doctor who believes he can restore her voice.  Please see her story, when you click here, and if you can help, even a little, it'd would be a blessing during this time.
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This Here For You stamp set is amazing.  It says what you have in your heart so well!  A must have for those hard times in life.  This card was so much fun to create!  KISS but WOW at the same time.  Show that you care with a hand-stamped card that is sure to bless.  
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