Openings in Heaven

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Oh my Gosh! I was shocked to see that I haven't posted in 2 weeks! This summer is just flying by. And, as usual lately, I'm short on time, so this will be brief.

Our community recently lost a young man in a tragic accident. Cody owned the lawn company that has been maintaining our yard, as well our neighborhood's common areas for the past five or six years. I literally never saw him without a big smile on his face. The day he told us about his new fiance, he was practically walking on air, he was so happy. He was also kind, honest, fair, and hardworking, and he has left behind his young wife of just 3 years and a six-month old baby girl. Such a sad, sad loss. I made this card for our neighborhood to send to the family.
The dark purple die cut is cut from a piece of purple foil. It was about the thickness of an aluminum can (maybe even thicker), and it was difficult to cut, but after embossing, it was really pretty. I stamped the sentiment twice--first in lavender, then over that, offset just a bit, in a dark purple, achieving a shadow effect. The crystals are Swarovski.

The green color inside the die cuts on the front and inside of the card was airbrushed with a Copic. I took the Copic Airbrushing class last weekend, and it has made a world of difference in my airbrushing skills. I highly recommend that class to anyone who wants to airbrush with their Copics.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #77: Anything Goes w/optional Pink
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Sweet Pea
Sugar Pea Designs SPD06 Challenge: Anything Goes


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Quietfire said...

Thank you so much for using the stamp so beautifully Cheryl. I'm just story it had to be for such a sad event. I hope it brings comfort to his family.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Oh Cheryl! This is such a beautiful card that surely touched Cody's family. Death is such a hollow awful thing, especially when we lose someone young, but I really loved the inspiring sentiment you included on the card. I do believe in heaven, so I appreciated the hope that your lovely card contained. It's stunning with the color palette you chose and I adore the way you created the shadows on the font. You made a beautiful creation and I'm glad that you shared that beauty with those who are mourning. Thanks also for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful sentiment and such a lovely card for a sad, sad occasion -- a life cut so short. I'm sorry for the grieving family and all those who loved him.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my how sad is that, what a beautiful card for you all to send, love the background, neat stamping of the sentiment and lovely inside too!

Lisa said...

My thoughts and prays to Cody's loved ones. Especially that precious little baby girl. It's very sweet of you to make this gorgeous card. It will surely be well received.