Of course, then there are those occasions when a special person in our lives passes away. Then I must create a very special sympathy card. One dear friend was a collector, seller, convention goer of model trains. Traveling to the west coast by train was on his "bucket list." And he, his wife, and one of their two sons just a few months before he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. So when he died, I had to use a old fashioned train stamp on the sympathy card for his wife and family -- of course.
About a week or so ago, one of my dear friends passed away. She was 84. She was not just a dear friend, at one time she was also my boss. She was the principal at the school where I taught. She had a rare gift of not only being your boss but she was also your buddy and friend. She was the best principal I ever had. So I had to create a very special sympathy card for her hubby and family. She was the type of friend that you could see or talk to today, and then not again for a few months and your conversation would pick right up again. We shared recipes, prayer requests, interests in each other's children and grandchildren. I only knew one of her children and was acquainted with a few grandchildren, but she knew all of my children and was interested in my grandchildren.
This is the card I created as our sympathy card for her husband and family. I used a variety of stencils and art mediums to create this one of a kind card. It was a work of love to honor my friend. It took me several hours to create it, but it was worth it. In the early afternoon, I used stencils to apply the textured embossing paste, the clear gesso, and the Crackle Paint. All of that had to dry very well before I could do anything else. Since I had to leave for several hours it was good. I can be impatient waiting for things to dry to begin work. I have also been sick for many weeks and unable to spend hours stamping. It felt wonderful to have the energy to do this and a few other cards as well.
The Bible and flowers stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. The words are from Endless Creations.
Have a lovely inky day!