Friday, May 11, 2012

Heart Easel Card

I'm back with a second posting for today. I'm happy to say after viewing a tutorial on a butterfly easel card I figured out how to do a heart easel. I kept this pretty simple because the weaved ribbon is so elegant. White satin with pearls on a dotted Swiss embossed background... simply divine. I used silver stickers for the inside and 3 pieces of a silver embellishment I found in the ribbon department of our local craft store.


The next photo shows the card closed and the third photo gives you a glimpse inside.

The "Congratulations" sticker looks crocked in the photo but it's just the ribbon needs to be adjusted.

I will be able to recreate this card pretty quickly...that is if I duplicate it with out any change.. There's always room for improvement but I'm delighted with this card. What do you think?

"The creative adult is the child who survived" ~ U. LeGuin

Thanks for stopping by...craft on;)

1 comment:

  1. On Being Dumbstruck

    Although I've called this comment 'on being dumbstruck,' I speak to BREAST CANCER AWARENESS here & now. Even to my own ears, I find that it's a strange thing to do on my sister's blog.

    May I have your kind attention on the topic, folks, be you male or female reading this.

    There are also those who hear with a special listening. You are the survivors.
    You may be male or female.

    Men being mammals can be stricken by breast cancer.

    Breast cancer trauma: It can find its way to any human being.

    Breast cancer isn't sexist.

    I address the topic because I have recently learned that a professional woman I've known for 17 years is on her 2nd tumor. The 1st was handled by a lumpectomy. I hadn't known she had that surgery. After all, what business was it of mine?

    Shortly after greeting me by telephone, returning my email and voice messages after an unusually long interval, she apologized.

    She spoke some more and soon asked did I know that a recurrence was, in her own words, "an automatic mastectomy."

    I answered yes; unfortunately I did.

    She said she hadn't known that a recurrence would yield this recommendation. Finding out that fact was terribly shocking.

    She is a real professional in her field. She is also a friend who I respect, admire and revere for her expertise. We know each other via a specific 'professional circle.' After turning to her for her opinion for these 17 years, I do care for her as a human being. She is such a fine woman. She is a mother. She called me on Mother's Day to tell me she is recovering from a radical mastectomy.

    What words are adequate to express to a female when they've revealed to you that they are in the thick of breast cancer: When she is fearing for her life?

    Be they family, friend, colleague, neighbor. We find ourselves without words: Struck speechless.

    How do we support those who share this with us?
    How can we voice that when we discover it?
    How do we give comfort by words to those we care about?
    What can we say to her when she is extremely private person, and for whatever reason, needed to reveal this to you?

    Sometimes there are no words, are there?


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