Hi Unity family. It’s Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules on the blog today, and I’m sharing not only a card, but some feelings. It’s been a tough week for creativity and I just had to sit most of the week with my feelings. I created things, but just couldn’t see them together. I moved everything aside and decided to make what I felt.
I pulled out a heartfelt stamp set designed by Ann Butler called Brody’s Love. The words in this stamp set are so moving and meaningful, they helped express what was heavy on my heart. I wanted the card to be natural and organic so I used some mixed media paper that had texture to it.
For the background, I used the Patience stamp set, but rather than using regular ink, I tried coloring the stamp with Karin markers. These watercolor markers have so many great uses. I colored the leaves with the Olive Green marker and very lightly misted the stamp before applying it to the paper. It allowed the stamped image to be rustic.
To add more texture to the card, I first splattered watered down perfect pearls in copper in the background and die cute hallow leaves in a copper metallic paper and tucked it under the die cut sentiment. Using foam tape behind the sentiment and the black layered background, this added more dimension to the card.
This card was made with a lot of love and heartache. My best friend lost her father earlier this week to this horrible Covid virus. Although we know he is no longer suffering, we just were not ready to let go. I wish there was more that I could do for her, for her family. This is hard. We’re all going through hard times, one way or another. Let’s just do our best to support each other in any way we can. Today more than ever.
Thank you so much for following along and I truly hope that you are not only inspired to create, but inspired to be kind and love with all your heart.
Until next week, happy crafting.