Friday, September 8, 2017

Wishing you enough candles ...

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen

Good afternoon … I am sharing a birthday card I made for a very good friend of my husbands, actually, he is more like a brother to my husband. I don’t get to make many masculine cards so I enjoy the process when the opportunity arises.

I created the element using a metal embellishment that is supposed to look like a smashed bottle cap. I punch out a circle from a scrap of the DP used for the background. Glued it into the bottle cap then filled with Aleen's Paper Glaze. To be honest, I really like that the glaze did not dry perfectly clear and has some imperfections as it makes it work that much better with the overall card.

Card Size: 5 x 7
  • Card stock (The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!)
  • Dies (Sizzix “Classic circles”, “Decorative accents w/flowers” & Stampin Up! "Lattice")
  • Design paper (unknown)
  • Sentiment (Inkhootz!)
  • Bottle top, Silver card candy (Stash)
  • Aleen’s Paper Glaze
  • India Ink
  • Embossing folder (Cricut “Acanthus”)
  • Based on the sketch MFTWSC251 

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

1 comment:

LilArtsyWoman said...

Beautiful card, thanks for the inspiration.