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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Frosted Card for a Friend

While I love my new Frosted paper pack, I wanted to share an example of how it doesn't really have to be used for Christmas.  I learned yesterday that a dear friend has brain cancer and wanted to do something for him.  This person worked with my crew recently and we fell in love with is jovial attitude and fun loving personality.  He just seems like the LAST person you think would have cancer...  And of course, it doesn't help that he's exactly the same age as me!  Makes you think...  My therapy to deal with this was to head to the craft room and get creative!

The idea behind the card is for my crew and other co-workers to send personal messages to him to encourage him.  It's appearing that he has quite the difficult road ahead of him.

The clouds were cut from the Artiste Cartridge (Z1790) and 2" and 1-1/4", then daubed with Whisper ink.  I then added some Stardust glitter gel, which thanks to Wendy Coffman at Stamping Rules! is my FAVORITE Close To My Heart product - and what I've gone thru more than anything else!

The base cardstock was cut at 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.  The 2nd layer that acts as the background is a B/T duo from the Frosted paper pack (X7175C) and cut at 3-3/4 by 5 inches.  The chevron strip is also from the B/T duo at 1" by 4-1/4 inches.  The message box is cut at 2 by 3 inches and the daisy white c/s is cut at 1-3/4 by 2-3/4 inches.

I also daubed every layer of card stop and patterned paper before laying it on. I also used some foam tape to lift up the clouds, so it gives the feel of truly floating by and also to the message over the chevron patterned strip.
I used two stamp sets for this card - the first was Card Chatter - Sympathy (D147) for the cloud theme and then Scrapbook Sentiments - Poets (C1539) for the message inside.  The messages were stamped in Slate.
I added alittle bling, even though it's for a guy...  but doesn't every card need some bling?  I used the black/gray sparkles and some bittys.  The squiggly line between messages was actually stamped using the balloon string from one of the 3 stamp sets that comes with the Artiste Cartridge (Z1790).

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