I have made this card for a very special friend of mine who I met in Fiji years ago and we have stayed in touch ever since and become the best of friends. She has just received some devastating news regarding her health and is in need of a HUGE HUG. It is so hard when you are 12,000 miles away so the next best things was to make her some pretty cards. This card will remind her of the hours we spent together in Fiji collecting shells on the beach and deciding which of our collection to bring home. We were allowed to bring home shells then - not so now.
For this card I made a water coloured background. Stamped the Darkroom Door border stamp image and coloured a portion of the shells from the huge image. I have highlighted the shells with gel glitter pens to add some sparkle. Added a sentiment from Lili of the Valley.
I will put the card in the mail tomorrow.
Date: Monday, October 15, 2018 GMT Views: 316
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 13812
Tue, Oct 16, 2018 @ 5:07 PM
Helen, this card is incredibly beautiful and full of wonderful memories of the time you spent with your dear friend while in Fiji. I am truly sorry to hear this news about your friend receiving devastating news about her health. How fortunate she is to know you and feel all the love that you have tucked into this gorgeous card just for her. I wish her all the best in this difficult journey it sounds like she is making, and you as well... Hugs! ~Karen.
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 19841
Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 6:56 AM
So awful to hear of news that you cannot do anything about! This card will surely let your friend know how you feel and bring up memories of better days. It is gorgeous Helen! The row of shells is so detailed and beautifully coloured. That background really reflects the lovely tropical air and sea!
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Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 1:23 PM
Ah, precious Helen, what sad news about your friend. I have just prayed for her and know that she will LOVE receiving this card. What a precious reminder of the time you had walking the beach in Fiji collecting shells. It's stunning and so beautifully colored! Tender hugs and love!! xoxo