Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Card of Encouragement

Today I am posting another card for a man, this time a "Thinking of You" card for a gentleman that was just diagnosed with cancer. I didn't want to just send a glib "Get Well Soon" because this will be a long battle and I wanted him to know that we will be praying along with his family all the way through. But more importantly, that God will be with him every step of the way.

Here is my list of items used to make this card:
"Thinking of You" & "trees" stamps - Stampin' Up
Fancy frame/label stamp - Stamping Scrapping Design "Holidays"*
Inks: Brown - Vivid, Green - Memento*
Die cut - Spellbinders "Pendants, Fleur de Lis"*
White cardstock is Cryogen* colored DP, from my stash
Ranger Stickles, "Star Dust"*
Olive Green Rhinestones - Pizzazz Aplenty
* All of the starred items can be found at

The sentiment and Bible verse on the inside are computer generated.
I like to try to put a tiny bit of matching bling on the inside of the card too, just so it doesn't make the card too thick. I have found that if the card is just a little thicker than normal and I write
"Hand Cancel" on it, the Post Office only charges me an extra 20 cents to mail it. But if it is also heavier than normal that is another extra fee. But after all the work I put into these I feel its worth it!

This card I am also entering in 2 challenges: - #67 "A Male Themed Card"


Karen Letchworth said...

Sandie: Thanks for your sweet words left on my blog today. I appreciate it so much! I am grateful to you for being part of such a wonderful DT and hope you enjoy your term making art to glorify the Lord. I head up the Sister Site to Stampin' Sisters, which is Word Art Wednesday. I would really love to have you play along with us when you can. We'd be so blessed to have you join us for our challenges. Hope you will stop by!
Have a great week.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Mynnette said...

This is so pretty! LOVE the way you've shadow stamped your trees! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

Feebsy said...

A beautiful card, the shadowed stamped trees look amazing and I really like the style you've used, it's very classy. I wish the best for your friend and I'm sure he will find your card and words very comforting.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.