A dear stamping friend whom I never met in person died May 1st but we became close friends regardless and would phone each other fairly often. She was a really dear person and was very generous to her family and friends and I know she will be deeply missed. This is a card I made for her husband and family in her memory. She loved to make cards and do other crafting. She had been quite ill of late and so it is a blessing that she is no longer suffering. I know that Heaven is a better place with her arrival.
I used the Penny Black A Moment in Time stamp which is a really large flower image and if stamped in it's full length would be enough to fill a bigger card surface than an A2 size. But I wanted to use it on an A2 size card so I just stamped the blossom twice which I inked up with little Hero Arts ink cubes and placed them on the side along with one leaf. I then fussy cut around the side design. This was added to some gingham pattern paper and then mounted onto a card base of light pink. The sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design set called Simply Said: Sympathy. I stamped that in black ink on white card stock and then lined it with a layer of green card stock before I added it to the card front. The final touch was to add some light green rhinestones.
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