Today I am posting a card that is really my way of channeling my prayers and sadness for all those families who lost their homes, dearest possessions and, in some cases, their loved ones, to this storm. My school is closed and gas stations are running out of gas, so I am home grateful that I have power back. As I watched the news, I find myself in awe of the stories of courage and compassion. I am also moved by the suffering of so many. … if nothing else, these stories remind us how blessed we are and allow us to reassess just what we complain about! I will be watching the benefit concert tonight and making my small pledge donation to the Red Cross to help…
For my card, I used a rubber stamp I never got to ink up called “Grieving Cherub” by Whiff of Joy. I thought this little angel was perfect to represent both the sadness I feel but also the hope and protection that angels always symbolize to me and that I am “sending” out to all those who are still suffering. This little angel is colored with copic markers and die cut with a Spellbinder circle die.
The design paper is “Cottage Charms” by Whimsy Stamps. The die behind the angel is from Joy! Crafts Rectangle Die. The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and the silver metal corner was covered with Tim Holtz white pearl dabber paint and glitter. Pearls are from Recollections Bling on a Roll and the “Rain” drops are from Cloud9 – love these; very glittery and all different sizes. The edges of the dp and the Kraft cardstock were distressed with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain distress ink. Clouds behind the angel were made with Pebbles iridescent chalk. The die cuts and image were coated with Deco Art Glamour Dust.
Thank you for your kind comments, especially as we got through this week. Praying for healing for all those affected~