July 14, 2013

A Card for Cadence....

So the other day, I'm scrolling through my Facebook feed, and I see a link from a friend, requesting that her card-making friends consider making a card for Cadence.  I clicked on the link, to see what it was about.  You see, Cadence is a beautiful little almost 7 year old girl, and just a few weeks ago, her whole life was turned upside down.  She was in a car accident, with the rest of her family, and she was the only one who survived.  She lost her Mom, her Dad, and her 2 year old little sister.  Every time I think about it, I cry.  I just don't get it.  SO - today I sat down to make a card for Cadence.  I needed a place to start from.  I chose to use this week's Deconstructed Sketch (#109).

I was inspired by this awesome card by Dawn Easton.  So, I set off to make my own creation.  I used Kraft for my background layer, clear embossed using my Background Basics: Herringbone stamp set.  Then I cut 3/4" strips of Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, and Winter Wistera (I also used the heart border die to cut a strip of hearts from the same colors).  I glued the strips to the Kraft layer, and then adhered a piece of vellum CS over it (adhering it with glue behind the heart strips.  Then I adhered the heart strips on top.

I die cut a piece of select white CS with the scalloped circle from the Limitless Layers Circle 1.75" dies, and stamped a sentiment from Birthday Bash Sentiments in Smokey Shadow ink.  To finish off the sentiment, I used the tiny heart image from Teach & Inspire and stamped them in a rainbow pattern above and below the sentiment.  Attached a Hawaiian Shores felt flower, and used a fun jeweled embellishment from Jolie's Boutique. (Purchased at Michael's)

I plan to pop this in the mail on Monday, it should get there in time for Cadence's birthday on 7/23.  If you would like to send a card -- here is a Facebook page that includes the information, and some more pictures of this sweet little girl.  www.facebook.com/cardsforcadence

Thanks for stopping by...


Supplies (All PTI unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Teach & Inspire (heart), Birthday Bash Sentiments, Background Basics: Herringbone
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Limeade ice, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria, Smokey Shadow
Paper: Select White, Classic Kraft, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Limeade ice, Hawaiian Shores, Winter Wisteria, Vellum CS
Accessories: 1.75" Circle Limitless Layers Dies, Heart Border Die, Clear embossing powder, Beautiful Blooms II #3 dies, Hawaiian Shores Felt, Jolie's Boutique jeweled sticker.

1 comment:

Niki Estes said...

Adorable card! I love the rainbow of colors. But such a sad reason to send a card. :(