Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!



Hello Friends, Today’s card is for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls . Lisa is our hostess and she has selected Masking for her challenge. This card was made for a friend of mine that had both parents in the hospital and on ventilators due to Covid. Sadly, her mom didn’t make it but I heard just a day or so ago that her dad is pulling through. I feel so bad for this family and their two young sons as their grandma was such a huge part of their lives. COVID stinks for so many! It makes me so grateful that my family and I are all healthy but makes me feel so sad and a bit guilty for those who are suffering or have suffered. I am going about my life rather normally and others are hurting so bad.

As for this card. It was very fun to do and I will do my best to explain the steps. First, I took three separate hearts that were cut out of acetate and carefully adhered them to my card base. I used the pool stencil from MFT to make the grey background using Oxide Inks. When I was done it reminded me of camouflage and I kinda liked it. Next, I removed two of the three hearts and lined up the negative piece, and worked on each heart one at a time. When I was working on the hearts I didn’t adhere them down at all (as I didn’t want to risk damaging the background) and had to be very careful while sponging. I had one part that I missed with the grey that I tried to go back and fix and unfortunately I made it much worse. My mom always said to leave well enough alone! I never learned that lesson. LOL Next, I noticed that the hearts weren’t very defined so I took a pencil and softly outlined the heart stencil to make them more apparent. Last, I decided to use the prayers die-cut and stamps from Hero Arts as I thought it would be perfect. I cut it out four times for added dimension.

This is quite and unusual pattern to use for a thinking of you or sympathy card but I love the way it turned out.

I hope you come over to Just Us Girls and play along with us.

Before I go I would like to thank Carol and Melanie for being such fabulous guests this month at JUGS. We really enjoyed all your creativity ladies and hope to see you back in the gallery again very soon.

Take care of yourselves, Nanc’

14 thoughts on “Prayers

  1. Beautiful card with the hearts design.

  2. Wow, what an unusual but unique creation. I really like the different look for the sympathy card. Where did you get the inspiration, or is it a Nancy original? I think it must be an original.

  3. You are so clever my friend! I ove how this turned out too!

  4. Beautiful job! Love how you stretch your supplies!

  5. I LOVE this! Beautiful masking and stenciling in perfect colors on this amazing sympathy card. Love how you did the sentiment with the stamping and die cut. Such a caring creation for your friend who had such a terrible loss.
    COVID totally sucks! Glad you are doing well.

  6. Lovely sympathy card!

  7. A lot of work has gone into this amazing card. Totally amazjng and so very creative Nancy. Love it!

  8. Your card is beautiful, Nancy…a work of art that is unique and infused with love, both literally – i the hearts – and figurately – in the making. I’m sorry to hear that this card will be given to people you know. Yes…these are trying, sad and difficult times. Your compassion certainly shines through this post…

  9. Very unique and special card, that’s what’s fun about creating, you don’t always know what you will end up with! Thanks for welcoming me as a guest designer for January, will see you in future challenges.

  10. Very cool and beautiful muted card. Prayers for lifting up your friends.

  11. I’m so sorry to hear about your friends. It’s so sad that covid has taken so many wonderful people all too soon. Glad your friend’s dad is doing better. This card is so cool. It looks like the hearts are dimensional, but really one layer. Great use of this stencil and the masking technique.

  12. So sorry about your friend, Nancy. I’m sure your card and prayers will be appreciated. I think the intertwined hearts make a great sympathy card and I love the ‘hidden’ sentiment.

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