Thursday, July 15, 2021

Forever Fern Sympathy Card

 Hello my friends! I hope you are all doing well. I got my second vaccine on Monday. The nurse that gave it to me used so much force to jab it into my arm that I'm sure she must have some hidden anger issues. My arm started to hurt a few hours later. Then I got the chills and all day Tuesday I felt like I had been run over by a truck. So thankful that I got the vaccine because if that is just a small dose of what Covid feels like, I would never want to have it. I felt much better by Wednesday thankfully and am back to my normal self again.

Today's card was made for Doug's aunt. She lives in a small town in the Kootenays where they are kind of isolated from most amenities. They have to drive to larger towns to get groceries, go to the post office and do things that we all take for granted. Needless to say, it is a very tight knit group of people in this town. In the area where Auntie Lin lives they are just like family and have all been a part of their own bubble during the past 18 months. Sadly one of those people passed away last week. It has been very hard on her. I hope we will be able to get out to visit her the end of this month.

I used one of my go to favourite stamps for this card, Forever Fern. I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock that I cut out using the largest die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies set. I stamped my sentiment in the lower right corner using Soft Succulent ink. The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. I also stamped the dots image from Forever Fern randomly all over this piece using Sahara Sand ink. I like adding these dots to a card because they add interest and texture where it would otherwise be just plain white.

I stamped a few of the different leaf images using Sahara Sand and Soft Succulent inks on Basic White cardstock. I used the corresponding dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies set to cut these leaves out. I attached these leaf images to the upper left corner of my stitched rectangle piece using Tombo multipurpose glue. I layered them in a way that I liked. I then attached this piece to a Sahara Sand card base.

I used the Fine Art Ribbon to tie a bow and attached this to the top left corner where all of the stems of the leaves met. To finish off the card, I added a few Gilded Gems. The gold in the ribbon coordinates with the gold gems.

What I used for today's card:

Forever Fern Stamp

Peaceful Moments Stamp

Forever Flourishing Dies

Stitched Rectangle Dies

Sahara Sand Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad

Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad

Fine Art Ribbon

Gilded Gems

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I also hope it brings some comfort to Auntie Lin during this difficult time. It is so hard when someone you love is going through a hard time and you can't be there. After the two weeks have passed since our vaccines I think it will be much safer to go visit her. In the meantime, we will send her this card so she knows we are thinking about her.

Stay well and keep creating!


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