Sometimes it's hard to put a card in the mail, because I know it is one of a kind and I won't see it again. These tend to be the cards with lots of details. They sit on display on my desk for a couple of weeks, then I put them in a basket and wait for just the right person and just the right time to let go of each one.
Other times it's difficult because of the reason for which it was made. Sympathy cards pull at my heart in two ways. I want my friend to know that she is in my thoughts and prayers, but I put off the actual writing, because I can't summon the words to express myself. I am afraid I will say the wrong thing, or perhaps, I won't say enough.
Many years ago I disappointed a dear friend by not reaching out to her after the death of her father. She was right to be mad, and I love her for telling me how she felt and even more for the fact that she remained my friend. Last week I mailed out this card to a friend, because, right words or not, silence is not an option.
Card Details: Folded card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 white card stock. I stamped the flower (Stampin' Up) with black ink; hand colored the image with Prismacolor colored pencils: lilac, violet, metallic silver, burnt ochre, and tuscan red; cut out flower; used mounting tape to secure and raise image. I used dark grey ink with the word stamp (Stampin' Up) and edged the paper with the same ink. I embossed plum colored paper with the Flourish embossing pad by Sizzix for Stampin' Up and rounded the top corners. I used the Rose Bush 2-in-1 Edger Punch by EK Tools to punch out the border from lilac paper and silver metallic paper.