This week, Teapotters are sending paper hugs to DebbieinOC's friend of a friend, Carol. She is a hairstylist who has just begun her radiation treatment. Lisa/Shoe Girl challenged us to use a pair of scissors in our cards and extra points for using the color pink!
I got this foil-stamped origami paper from Daiso, and fussy cut these flowers. The main panel was sponged with Ladybug ink then spattered with white acrylic paint. I thought it needed a little bit more pizzazz, so I tried gilding the edges: put a 1/8" double sided tape on the edges, then used a soft brush to make the gold flakes stick.
I went on a quote hunt for the word "Hope", and there are so many beautiful quotes for hope, but I kept coming back to this because it spoke to me...I hope that it speaks to Carol, too.
Thank you for the opportunity to cheer someone up, Debbie, thanks for the challenge, Lisa, and thanks everyone for looking!
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 GMT Views: 790
Registered: February 19, 2011 Location: Fullerton, CA Posts: 9030
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 @ 8:23 PM
Exquisite and, as always, you have found the perfect sentiment. I love this message and it definitely speaks to me; I'm sure it will to Carol as well. Your blooms and the gold edging are so beautiful and elegant. I think Carol will love this -- both for it's beauty and it's message. Gorgeous card.
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Wed, Oct 20, 2021 @ 8:58 AM
You did a super job on your fussy cut foil edged flowers. And those gilding flakes make this look SO RICH. Love the acronym you found - it speaks to the truth of cancer treatments - chemo can be brutal - you just have to keep faith and hold on.
------------------------------ Linda aka Bubbles
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