Friday, March 19, 2010

Life Happens - Love Helps

Hello Friends,
I started creating this card with nobody inparticular in mind to create it for or send it to.  This creation came by starting with the Designer Series Paper (DSP). This piece is from the Sending Love Speciality Paper that is available until April 30.
The coordinating colors for this DSP are: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla.  This enabled me to choose the Card Stock I used for the card.
I placed the DSP into the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  This close up shot shows you how beautiful this looks and believe me, it looks even better in person.
I adhered this to the Chocolate Chip Card Stock and then to the Real Red Card Stock.  I tied some Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon round the card.  I then tied another small piece of ribbon round the 'original' piece, the reason you see 4 pieces of ribbon edge. Very classy.
I made the flower using the Big Shot and the Flowers Layers #3 die using Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink Card Stock. I folded the flowers to give them a crinkle effect. I placed a Very Vanilla Jumbo Brad in the center, enabling me to use ALL the coordinating colors of the DSP and used a glue dot to stick the flower to the card which gave it a raised look.
At this point of making the card, I KNEW who I would be giving this card to so looked for sentiments that would complete the card.
I began thinking of a wonderful woman and friend at work who is going through the most difficult time.  Ever since this friend told me last week of her trial, I have NEVER stopped thinking about her.  Faced with one of life's hardest challenges, I wanted her to know (even though I believe she knows already) just how much I really care for her.
I used the sentiment from the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set and used the Modern Label Punch and put it on Chocolate Chip Card Stock punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch using a Stampin' Dimensional.

So to my friend, "Life happens. Love helps."
Here is the inside of the card.  I added another sentiment here from the
Sale-A-Bration set Whimsical Words. (Available until March 31 - FREE with a $50 order. I added a Chocolate Chip 1/2" Library Clip to express deeply,(kind of like a reminder) how I felt.
I will hand write a message in this and hand deliver it to my friend tomorrow.
"Nothing says more than a hand stamped card straight from the heart"


Penny said...

So pretty- and so very nice!! Im sure she is glad she has a friend in you! Thanks for sharing Max!! :>

Mary Fish said...

I'm really digging the use of Designer Paper and the Manhattan embossing folder! Hugs, M