Good Morning Ladies,
Firstly I would like to thank all of you for the lovely comments on Michele's tutorial, I was so pleased to read that so many of you wanted to have a go at making one. I have started mine today.
I had to put all crafting to one side though to make sure all the paperwork was in order for arranging the interment of Mum's ashes, we are hoping to do it on her birthday later this month. My goodness they want to know everything from where she was born to what her occupation was! I will feel relieved when we have her in her final resting place though and because we added Dad's details to the headstone it gives us a place to lay flowers and tributes to him too. We scattered Dad's ashes in the sea at his favourite place to be, which at the time we had all agreed was the best thing to do, including Mum but later we felt that there was nothing that actually states his passing, no place to place any tribute as sadly the beach where we all played every year as children and Mum and Dad returned to every year until Dad died has been washed away, it's heart breaking to see as it held so many happy memories. So I suggested adding that Mum was 'together again' with Dad and then we added his date of birth and death.
I was inspired by a card on Pinterest for today's card, I used a really old SU stamp set called Awesomely Artistic, I blended some Old Olive ink around the base and side of my card front and then used Mint Macaron ink to stamp the fern fronds, finishing with the floral stamp that I inked with Pacific Point ink and randomly stamped around the bottom and sides. There is a small dotty stamp in the set too, I used that with Marina Mist ink to fill in with some little dots and spots. The final steps were to stamp the Dragonfly, I did repeat stamp (using platform) to get a nice dark image. I chose the sentiment from a more recent stamp set and stamped that in Pacific Point too. I matted the card onto some Marina Mist card and then onto a white card base. It's a totally flat card so perfect for posting.
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,