I was honored to be asked to make a special thank you card. After listening to the request, I realized this card had to be something more than special - it had to be full of love, because of the kindness that was offered in the aid that contributed to my friend's long recovery. Words, I felt, could not be enough.
So, with that in mind, I set to work and here is the result:
You can see there is a combination of of stamped sentiment, sponged edges, layered florals, and thinlit die cuts.
While I wanted the colors to be subdued and soft, I found the perfect shade of pop (Watermelon Wonder - In Color '16), and made a layered flower. To make this flower, I punched 4 layers of card stock, fastened them together with a tiny SU brad, then rolled each petal up until I liked the look. This took a bit of time and fuss… and love.
My favorite little accent is this detail in the corner. I cut, rolled and sponged a layer of the designer paper to create a curl that I purposely made to reveal a subtle bird in flight… freedom.
Above the curl, I added a rhinestone accent and a piece of a doily. Did I mention that I love texture?
This card helped me to slow down and enjoy each layer as I built it, loving each piece. Maybe I achieved the goal for making this thank you card after all - it had to be filled with love.
NOTE: There are some ideas that made this card in the "flying spirit of birds" from Time Out Challenges. Were you able to find my winged friends - and their spirit - in this card? Thank you Steph for recommending!
May your day be filled with creative joy.