January 29, 2007

Courage

I was asked to make a card for someone who is quite ill. I wanted some dimension to the card because this woman is also visually impaired, and I decided to make it bigger than the usual A2 card size because a lot of folks in my office will sign the card. Thus, this card is approximately 6 and 1/4" x 4 and 7/8". Working on this card was wonderful therapy for me. The quote from Winston Churchill speaks to me in many ways . . . . I love both of the SU sets used in this card -- the quote is from Friendship Flowers and the butterflies and flowers are from Butterfly of Happiness. I stamped them both with SU Chocolate Chip ink onto Basic Grey Sweetie paper from the Blush collection, and then cut them out. Other supplies used: Basic Grey Angelic paper from the Blush collection (you know I LOVE this paper!!); SU Copper Hodgepodge Hardware; Narrow Pink Organdy ribbon; Two-toned (brown and pink) stitched ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon; Dimensionals; SU Chocolate Chip and Blush Blossom Cardstock; Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom and Creamy Caramel Inks (sponged onto the quote); and SU Horizontal Slot and Ticket Corner punches. Whew -- we use a LOT of stuff when we make a card, don't we???

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Joan. Beautiful sentiment also.

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  2. Beautiful card! I will be praying for you friend.

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  3. The card is absolutely stunning.

    So sad that your friend is so ill.

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  4. It's gorgeous Joan - you did a fabulous job. Love that quote, too. Perfect.

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  5. Wonderful card. Very thoughtful to enlarge it. Hope your friend improves.

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  6. This is outstanding! The love and care you put into it really shows. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us!

    Patti

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  7. Oh my gosh Joan. You certainly put a lot of time into this card. If not than it certainly looks as though you did. This card is absolutely gorgeous and as of now my favorite card that you have made. I love the paper. I have *got* to get my hands on some of the Basic Grey Blush collection. Your butterflies are so pretty. The hodgepodge, ribbon and the quote from Winston Churchill all make this card very special.

    Mary

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  8. Terry Molineux1/30/2007 05:51:00 AM

    Joan

    OMG this is gorgeous!!!! Love the colors the layout and the combination of both sets...Great job thanks for sharing....

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  9. Another beauty!

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  10. Hi Joan! I never thought of actually stamping ON patterned paper! What a cool idea and I love how the butterflies turned out! NOW I need to order that set with the quote!! See what you've done? Grin!

    Susan

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  11. Joan, this is one of the most truly beautiful cards that I have seen lately--you did an excellent job! I love the Blush papers too!

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  12. absolutely gorgeous! Those colours are stunning!

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  13. Joan, what a beautiful card!! I'm sorry that your friend is sick. I hope this card makes her feel better.

    Robyn

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