Sunday, February 6, 2011

LOC Wings of Hope

Some cards should never have to be made and this is one of them!  Some of our neighbours lost their 8 year old daughter this week, it has touched the hearts of everyone around in a very real way,

She had been battling cancer and was due to start prepartion for Bone Marrow Transplant and as they started this process she had complications unrelated her cancer and her parents had to make a decision that no parent should have to ever make - to turn off her Life Support.


I wanted this card to convey hope and what better symbol than a butterfly (yes, you knew I was going to use the Layers of Color Flutterescent art stamp set didn't you!)  I was very touched when I was at the funeral of a friend's niece who sadly passed away at 2 years old, she was a twin and it was heart wrenching.  At the graveside everyone was given a box to open and the most beautiful butterfly flew out of each box and fluttered their way up towards the Heavens.  As we watched this beautiful sight, each flutter seemed to lift everyones eyes and hearts upwards  It was the most beautiful symbolism - so naturally, a butterfly was to be on this card.

I inked this gorgeous butterfly embossing folder with Distressing Ink before embossing - I love the way it makes the deeply etched butterflies have come to life.

I added the  sentiment from the new release Layers of Color Sent with Love art stamp set, perfect for this occasion - the font is fabulous and adds a softness, that is needed on this card!

This card is for the following challenges:
Moxie Fab World - Trigger Tuesday: Sweets for the Sweet
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Animal - Anything Goes
Phindy's Place - Embossing
Sew Many Cards - Anything Goes
Creative Belli - Jewelry
Sir Stampalot - All Creatures Great and Small
Anything Goes - Butterflies

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  1. Such a sad sad card to make Linda and you are right something no parent should have to endure but so many do!

  2. Oh Linda this is so beautiful - I do hope it brings hope and comfort to the parents, knowing that you have made it with much prayer and love.

  3. This is a spectacular card - really touching. I've never heard of opening boxes and releasing butterflys - that is beautiful!
    My heart aches for the parents - hope they are seeking Jesus for peace ..cant imagine facing something like this without Him to lean on ...

  4. Such a beautiful card for such a sad reason. I could not ever imagine having to make that decesion. It makes me want to cry thinking about that poor family. This card is sure to brighten their day. I LOVE the glittery butterfly.

  5. Such a lovely card. So sorry for the situation. I've always had a soft spot for butterflies and they always seem to offer hope on sympathy cards.

  6. My word a beautiful card but such sad sad curcumstances my heart goes out to you all, many thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

  7. Hi Linda. Fabulous job on the layered embossing. It makes a beautiful card and I am sure the family will appreciate the love you have put into it. It is a tragic loss, and one no parent should have to bear but at least the kindness of a received card might help show the love & support of those around them. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.
    Tine :)

  8. Hi Linda, another gorgeous card, I love the tip about inking the embossing folder the result is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time.

  9. You have highlighted the butterflies beautifully. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  10. Your card is beautiful, may it bring some comfort to the parents. Praying they have faith and know that their daughter is safe now. [[Thanks for the tip on the pastels, I always forget the blender pen!]]

  11. Lovely, thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week

  12. hey Linda! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

  13. Beautiful card! My deepest sympathies and prayers for your neighbor's on such a devastating loss.

  14. Gorgeous Linda!
    Butterflies are a lovely symbol of hope, thank you for sharing!

  15. Such a sad story. The butterfly on that card is gorgeous, as is the card, I hope it helped them a little.

    Cazzy x

  16. What a nice card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  17. Lovely sympathy card, such a sad story, mut have been very hard for them!
    Hugs, Elenor


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