A couple weeks ago, a very dear friend of mine was feeling very "rained on." She was having a rough week and had tears on deck, ready to pour down at any moment. I felt horrible for her. I have dealt with depression personally for years. It's hard. Depression hurts... it hurts your emotional heart, your physical body, and the people who care for you. I didn't know what else I could do for my friend, other than to tell her I'm here for her whenever she may need me and that I'd keep her in my prayers; so I made her a card.
This card has a lot of details in it that you might not notice at first glance... The puddle and raindrops are covered with Crystal Effects and Belinda Bumberboots (from Stamping Bella) is completely stickled out. Her umbrella, wings, clothes & boots all have stickles all over them. A little much? I don't think so. Next, I want to draw your attention to the bottom of the card. I used my Martha Stewart border punch to go along the Real Red, then I backed it in YoYo Yellow. On the yellow, I mimicked the pierced dot pattern from the punch onto the Yellow layer using my paper piercing tool. I used my 1/2 inch circle punch to make the scallop border on the right of my imageFor the background on the red, if you look closely, you will see that I scored lines all the way down the red at 1/4" intervals. It just added a little more texture to the card. To finish it off, I added the sentiment from Blooming With Happiness (retired SU! hostess set) that says "Friendship is the shelter from life's little storms" using my White stazon ink pad and then tracing over it with my white gel pen (to make it darker).
Thanks for checking in on me... I'll be back soon with more of what I've been working on! God Bless!