Thursday, July 21, 2022

Wonderful World

 Hello friends! I have a "Small World" story to share with you today. In 2003 we were evacuated because of the fires in Kelowna. We went out to Christina Lake to stay with friends that had a property out there. We loaded up the kids and the cat in our old travel trailer and parked on their property until we were allowed to come back home. After staying there for a week we decided to get our own property there. We got our lot at the end of 2003 so we didn't actually stay on it until the Spring of 2004. When we got there, we met all of the wonderful neighbours on our street. As it turns out, one of the guys' Mother lives in Kelowna. As we were talking we realized she was the nurse at my family doctor's office for 20 years. I think she retired a few years after this time. She was an amazing nurse and I really missed her when she left.

When we were at the lake last week, we learned that this amazing woman was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive cancer. Her outlook is not really good, unfortunately.

I decided to make a card for the family because I find sympathy cards are really difficult to make when you need them.

I used the Wonderful World stamp set which is a Sale-a-bration item. It is only available as a free item with a package of coordinating DSP when you order $120 from any current catalog. It is a beautiful distinctive set which means it gives very real details when you stamp.

I started by stamping the largest flower image from the set on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Basic Gray ink. I used my Pool Party Stampin' Blends to colour in the flower. I matted this image on a piece of Pool Party cardstock.

On another piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped my sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set using Basic Gray ink. I stamped it in the lower right corner. I then used the Quatrefoil Tile embossing folder and embossed the cardstock to just above where the sentiment was stamped leaving the lower portion plain.

I wrapped a piece of Pool Party Sheer ribbon around this embossed cardstock and tied it into a knot. I then attached the cardstock directly to a Pool Party card base. I added my matted flower image to the card front using dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping in today. I hope you enjoyed this card. This is a fairly simple card but knowing who it is for, I know they would not want anything too fancy.

Stay well and keep creating!


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