Once in a while we have to send those cards that make us sad. A year ago this month I lost someone who was very dear to me. She was not only a colleague, she was a confidant and a Lady in every sense of the word. She worked up to the age of 67 (she could have retired at 60) and she was a true inspiration.
She was so very special.
She worked up until the Christmas when she was 67 on the Boxing Day and had a massive heart attack in the April. I wanted to make something special to show how much not just me but all here colleagues in the department respected her, so I set about designing something very special.
I used some milk coloured card by Creative Expressions and made a folder by cutting on piece 10" x 8" and another piece 8" x 8" and pieced them together to make an 8" by 16" card when opened and then mounted and layered more cream and black card to fit. I cut out the some black card Sue Wilson With Sympathy die and lots of the Sheena Douglass flower dies which I used to cut from black card, once the flowers had all been shaped I the flowers and then gilded slightly with 3 different colours of gilding wax to give them a pure metallic look and I also gilded the sentiment on the front. I then lined the card with black card.
There were so many people who wanted to add their thoughts on the card that I came up with the idea of creating tags so that people could write their own personal message and they were placed in holders on each side of the card.
It is hard to believe that it is 12 months ago.
I have made several other cards on this theme since. Birthday cards, leaving cards, new baby. People really like the idea of having their own little tag to write on.