I was asked to make a very special card. My friend's Father was in hospice and asked her to get a card for her sister's 40th birthday because he knew he wouldn't be here for it and wanted to write in it and let her know how much he loved her. My friend asked me if I could do it and then a few days later her Father passed. I felt horrible that I wasn't able to make the card for him in time so that he could see it and write in it. My friend asked me to make it anyway and she gave me the wording her Father wanted on the inside. I looked at fonts for days trying to pick a good one that looked like handwriting. I was going to have the Silhouette write it out with the pen. None of them seemed good enough. Then, I thought, what if I get a man to write it out so it's a man's actual writing. My fiance' wrote a sample out in print and cursive and she was so excited because his script writing looked very similar to her Father's.
He always called her Princess and she loves pink poodles so she asked if I could put a pink poodle beside the image I chose. The good thing about us cardmakers is that we can do almost anything we want. I found a digi poodle image, colored it with Zig markers using water so it would be lighter than the dress and colored the main image with Copic Markers. Here's what I came up with:
It was sad for me in a way because of the circumstance but I was so happy and honored I could do it for her. My friend gave her sister this card on last night at her party and sent me a video of her opening it. OMgosh, it was so emotional to watch. If you are friends with me on Facebook, the video is posted today on my page.
- Recollections 110# white cardstock for base, Gina K Designs, Passionate Pink, Black Onyx
- Stamping Bella, Faith the Fairy
- Gina Marie Designs, not sure of the name of this scalloped rectangle die
- Heidi Swapp glitter cardstock,
- Heidi Swapp patterned paper, Favorite Things
- Heidi Swapp glitter cardstock, Marquee Love
- Copic Markers
- Zig Real Brush Markers
- Poodle Clipart
- Quick Kutz English Rose Alphabet Dies
- Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins
- Craft Medley Pink Sequins
To my cardmaking friends.... just remember, we can make ANY situation better with our creations.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!