Good Morning Ladies,
I think that these are the hardest cards that we have to make, mine is for Paul's cousins as Paul's Uncle the lived in Alicante sadly died last week.
He had come home to stay with his family while he had his treatment for Pancreatic cancer, he seemed to be doing Ok but he passed away in bed from heart failure. In a way I am glad he was back here having treatment otherwise he would have been on his own in Spain when he passed as his wife died a couple not years ago from lung cancer. Trouble is they saved everything and sold their home to move out to Spain in retirement, the bought a flat on a new housing complex near a huge brand new golf course, the shopping centre for the complex never got built, neither did half of the rest of the estate, no body bought the majority of the places so it was like an unfinished wasteland, so the amount they paid out for the place was wasted in effect, they couldn't afford to move back to UK either, then the huge golf course closed down too. They are now stuck with trying sort out what to do with the place now, I think they will be stuck with it, as it's a Long way from the beaches or anything remotely touristy!
The card was made using 'Hopeful Thoughts' stamp set for the pretty floral flourish, I stamped it using that delicate flourish, I coloured it using Old Olive for the foliage and a new colour for me 'Perfect Plum' for the flowers. Omg I love this gorgeous shade of purple! I coloured the stamp while it was on the block using my Blender pens and ink pads, it works perfectly, you just need to breathe onto the stamp before stamping. The sentiment inside read 'Sharing in your Sorrow', which sums up how we feel perfectly.
Pat came over yesterday and we drafted like crazy, making loads of inked backgrounds, Pat was cutting card to size, I was brayering the colours onto the embossing folders and then running it through the die cutting machine, the ink transfers onto the card, it looks great, I can't wait that to see a finished card Pat.
I hope you all have a fantastic day today,
Love and hugs,