Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Stained Glass Sympathy handmade card

My friend Alicia recently and suddenly passed away.  Having spoken to her just a couple of days before.. our weekly chats at church over her sweet husband and life to have her gone in a blink of an eye.  It's hard to lose those that we love.  Knowing how this was especially hard on her beloved makes it extra hard.  Creating a card to honor her beautiful memory is a bitter sweet feeling.  So here, for her husband Dick and their family... this card was given, along with a couple of meals, to show that we care.
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Stained glass... my grandparent's church had tall windows with beautiful stained glass across the tops and the large filled colorful glass above the baptismal.  Here in honor of the beautiful, colorful, sparkling woman is a hand crafted card.

~  Using the new Graceful Glass vellum color it in with our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Add that beautiful shadow when you color the light color first and finish off the edges with the darker color.  
~TOOL TIP:  These colors come in a perfectly matched duo for ideal crafting and coloring.
~  Add sparkle with the Clear Wink of Stella - much like you'd see in a genuine stained glass window.
~  Cut a Whisper White card stock to adhere behind the designer vellum.  Adhere with glue dots in the corners.
~  Adhere over the Night of Navy card stock base with glue dots.
~  Stamp this Sympathy greeting from the Better Together stamp set.  The two part greeting is in Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight ink.
~  Accent with our adhesive backed Pearls for more elegance and beauty.
June is National Rose Month.  Much like the blooms on this stained glass card, when Alicia came to full bloom she was at her most beautiful.
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Colorful blooms, colorful butterflies and deep colored glass... combine with pearls to honor the memory of an amazing Godly woman, wife, mother, friend.  She was beautiful inside and out.  I will miss seeing her weekly, our hugs, our honest nods to the real reality of life (we were always so honest about life not being a bed of roses).  Dick and family have her legacy of love and faith.. so do her friends. I am grateful that we will have the promise of seeing each other again.  This is how my faith gets me through the rough of this life.

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

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