Friday, July 17, 2009

A Card for a Friend



I have an internet friend who has really been going through a tough time lately battling cancer, as well as knee surgery and complications which have arisen recently. She's a wonderful person from what I know of her through the internet and her posts are always well thought out and respectful. She's really been dealt a lot and I admire her grace through all that she has endured, and continues to endure. I made this card for her, in hopes to brighten her day, even if just a teeny bit!

I got to play with a new product that I recently picked up - Plaid's FolkArt Extreme Glitter in Hologram. O. M. G! I *heart* this stuff!!! After I stamped the flowers and colored them with Copics and Prismacolor markers, I painted all of them with this Extreme Glitter and WOW! What an effect! It dries fast (a few minutes), the paper doesn't curl, the glitter stays put - it reminds me of cardstock that comes pre-glittered - the kind that doesn't fall off the paper. I love it and will definitely be using it again in the future, I even went out and picked it up in silver, black and gold - can't wait to find some time to play with those too!

Recipe
Stamps: SU!
Paper: Shimmery White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor Premiere Markers, Plaid's FolkArt Extreme Glitter in Holograph (painted on all the flowers - love this stuff!!!), ribbon, self-stick gems

11 comments:

Mary G. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Your friend is a lucky person to have YOU as a friend! She will love this!!!

Crafty Creations said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous. Sorry to hear about your friend's tough time, but I'm sure this will bring a smile to her face. Maria

Lynn said...

Love this beautiful card!! What exquisite work!

Michelle said...

nadine...this is absolutelt beautiful
your magical touch with the flowers and layering is beyond lovely. im saving this card in my on line file for inspiration! TFS!

Englishrose said...

This is beautiful. Love the detail.

Helen said...

This is gorgeous, Nadine! I'm sure she'll love it!

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful card and love those popped up flowers! Your friend is going to LOVE this...tfs!!!

Louise Forsyth said...

WOW!!!!! This is beautiful! Love the layering.

Cr8ive ME said...

Gorgeous card.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

C.C. said...

Very pretty, I love the colors and the flowers, very nice!

Jennifer Talley said...

This is very pretty! Love it!