Secret Sister Especially For You
Updated: Mar 4, 2021
This has been a hard year in so many ways. Many people are feeling isolated, lonely, sad, and even depressed. The women's organization at my church wanted to help left the women in our ward and offered us the opportunity to be a secret sister for a week. I volunteered and was assigned a sweet young sister with four little children.
Of course the first thing I thought about giving was a card made especially for her. I picked these pretty daisies from Gina K. Designs and stamped them on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them gold. They were colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Makers. I thought about coloring them both yellow, but eventually decided to have a yellow and pink flower. I think the combination turned out pretty. I didn't have a coordinating die, so I used the Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut around the flowers and leaves.
I die cut a scalloped rectangle from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and added sticky back foam to the back to add dimension. I laid the flowers and leaves on the panel to determine where to stamp the sentiment. It too was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold. The leaves were adhered directly to the rectangle with liquid glue. The pink flower was adhered using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape and the second with 3M 1/2" Foam Tape. The focal image scalloped rectangle was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.
I know first hand the power a handmade card bring. I have some that I treasure. I wrote a note telling my young sister how much I admired her for being such a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, and friend. There were a lot of other gifts given throughout the week, but I hope she enjoyed this handmade card.
· Gina K. Designs Especially for You
· VersaMark Ink
· Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
· Silhouette PIXScan Mat
· Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
· ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 202 Peach Pink,0 50 Yellow, 051 Light Brown, 043 Olive Green
· Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
· Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
· 3M ½” Foam Tape