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Archive for September 9th, 2010

Lily of Hope

 Not to long ago, Sharon Doolittle, a dear friend and a former partner of Flourishes, received the news that her brother had died.  It was not unexpected as he had cancer and she had just returned from visiting him in California.

     Naturally that meant I wanted to make a card, one that would be special for a very dear lady.  I choose Lily of Hope for this task.  Lily of hope-Sharon

     To me this card protrays the soft and gentle side of Sharon.  I think when I choose a card for someone I think of the person receiving it, their likes and dislikes as well as their personal qualities.  Sharon’s sweet gentle nature and her faith will carry her through this difficult time.

      To make the card I stamped the image with Memento Black ink on to Flourishes Classic white paper.  This paper is just the best for use with Copics. I really tested lots of different papers before we made this decision for Flourishes.  If you haven’t tried it, put that on your list! After coloring up my flower, I carefully cut along the lines and then applied it to a piece of Fabriano paper using “the Best Ever Glue”.  The designer papers are from my stash.  The ribbon is old from SU.  The base of the card is SU Pretty in Pink.  To attach all the layers to each other I used Score Tape, new Tool of the Trade at Flourishes.  Believe me it really adheres and there is no way a layer will ever come off on its own.

     I hope that you enjoyed looking over my shoulder today.  Please come again.

Ciao!

Jan Marie

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