Monday, 5 May 2014

Unstampabelles May Challenge 35

The May Challenge will be my final challenge as a member of the Unstampabelles Design  Team. I'm also the sponsor for this challenge and I'm offering a $25 gift voucher from Blue Edge Crafts for the winner.
The Challenge you need to meet for this month is to produce a CARD without using STAMPS or DIGI's . The Theme is to make a card for a VERY SPECIAL PERSON - the twist will be document in your blog who and why this person is special to you. You can really load up the card with embellishments or go very clean and simple.

This is my card.

My card was made for a very dear friend called Wanda. Wanda is the kind of person who despite all her own problems will drop everything to hold you when you need holding, to listen when you have to get it off your chest, who will always be there for you in a completely non judgemental loving way. I have needed her calm loving presence so much over the past couple of years as I struggle with clinical depression and grief after losing my beloved sister to Leukaemia 2 years ago on May 1st.. This card embodies what Wanda is to me, bright, cheerful, elegant and beautiful.
The verse inside is as follows:
Our friends are like angels
who brighten our days
in all kinds of wonderful
magical ways –

Their thoughtfulness comes
as a gift from above
and we feel we're surrounded
by warm, caring love.

Like upside-down rainbows,
their smiles bring the sun
and they fill ho-hum moments
with laughter and fun.

Friends are like angels
without any wings
blessing our lives
with the most precious things.

The verse is by Emily Matthews.

Here's what I used to make my card.
The cardstock used is:
  •  Stampin Up's Marina Mist
  • Stampin Up's Tempting Turquoise
  • Stampin Up's Soft Sky
  • Glossy White
The die set is Spellbinders Card creator 5 x 7 'Mystical Embrace and the embossing folder is from Cuttlebug but I can't remember it's name.
1/2" wide Organdy white swirl ribbon, Green Tara white flower which I spritzed with water then lightly daubed with Stampin Up's Tempting Turquoise ink pad.
Live, Love Laugh is a rub on from Kaiser craft as is the pearl flourish.
the buzzy little bee is from a Cheap as chips pack of brads


JanR said...

Great card! I'm sure your friend appreciates your thoughtfulness.

Susan Hogan said...

Beth this is a lovely card. That big die cut is super and would be a very versatile one to have! Love the pearl flourish and the flower and the bee! Your poem is also beautiful and your friend could not but be touched by it. A beautiful tribute to friendship.