Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sending Hugs and Prayers Sympathy Card


Today was a sad day for me...
I said my goodbye to a long time friend, colleague and mentor. I had worked with Jan for almost 20 years. She was super smart, so funny and sarcastic, beautiful, and one the best Nurses I've ever worked with. She was for a very long time our Charge Nurse and go to person for all our questions and always someone I looked up to and admired.  When I first started at the hospital one day at lunch, I remember a comment Jan made to me. She said that I looked like I was just a kid and that I could be her daughter, (she probably would of had to have me at 16, lol) but from that point on she became my work mom. Today was her celebration of life and though she left us too soon, she had a beautiful one. I will miss her terribly as we all will at work 😪 

So on to today's card...
As sad as the situation is, I always like to look for the beauty in things, and as I made this card I thought of Jan. I think Jan would of loved this card and hopefully her family will too.

Sending Hugs and Prayers Sympathy Card

The card was actually quite simple to put together. I began by stamping out the background with versamark ink and then added some Raven embossing powder and heat set it, then die cut my panel.
Next, I cut out the prayers word die 4 times. To the top prayer die I stamped the coordinating stamp on top again using versamark ink and this time used gold embossing powder and heat set it. I then stacked and glued 3 of the word dies together. Finally I cut out the velum layer, stamped and heat set the images and then glued the prayers in place. Right behind where I had glued the prayers stacked dies, I then glued the last die cut behind the vellum. This created a larger surface area to adhere the vellum layer to the front panel and it also lifted the vellum off the card ever so slightly.

Sending Hugs and Prayers Sympathy Card

To the inside, I just finished the card with this simple sentiment.


Hope this card Sending Hugs and Prayers Sympathy Card has inspired you today.
Goodbye Jan 💔

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

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HA Stamp And Cuts PRAYERS Coordinating Set
HA Stamp And Cuts PRAYERS Coordinating Set
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
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Vellum Value Pack 8.5"X11" 50/Pkg
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Simon Says Stamp 2.5 Inch ACRYLIC BLOCK
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Ranger Embossing Powder, Super Fine Gold
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Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
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Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
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