"Hey Jude ... take a sad song & make it better!" - the Beatles

My goal is to turn my disabilities around to abilities using art therapy as a means of stroke rehabilitation on my hands & arms. I want to also use cards to spread kindness, show different fun card techniques, bring awareness to issues that are important to me, and to just spread joy in general!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Prayers for You

Sympathy cards are always the least fun to send - but they are usually the ones that mean the most.  They are a time to let the receiver know that you are there for them, they are in your heart, and that you remember their loved one with great respect.  I recently had to send a sympathy card and wanted to make it simple, yet special.

I started with a cream card based cut to A2 sized and set up horizontally.  I then cut a portion of a page I had colored from my Prima Creative Crafts emboss resist watercolor book.  (I have a haul going up this week about all of the Prima items I have and how I utilize these items when I am sick in bed to continue with my art therapy).  I had watercolored the page with the Prima classics watercolor confections 12 pan tin set.  I like to use these sets when I am bedridden as they are portable and fit right in the palm of your hand.  I took this panel and inked the edges with the Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance fast drying pigment inks in gold to give it a bit of a rustic edge.  I then die cut a Stampin Up specialty velum gold dot page with the die set that came with my We R' Memory Keepers Evolution Advanced die cutting machine.  I curled the edges of the velum to give it a flower effect before gluing it with Ranger multi matte medium glue.  I added a die cut of the word "Prayer" from the Simon Says Stamp Hero Arts Prayers stamp and die set that I cut out of Stampin Up glitter paper and mounted on a foam mount cut out of the same word.  I also used the same stamp set to stamp a sentiment on the front and on the inside of the card with Avery Elle ink in Sapphire to make it a bit more personal.  Finally, I added some blue, aqua and silver sequins from Lucy's Little Things.

Thank you for visiting - I appreciate you and hope you have a wonderful day!  Jude  :-)



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