A very dear co-worker is managing through a difficult time right now and I made this card to try and show her how much I'm thinking of her. Her adult daughter is quite ill and so Mary is busy taking care of her daughter & grand-children as well as working and taking care of herself.
I chose to use this vintage image (made available through Digital Two for Tuesday) because the angel looks not only beautiful & sweet, but also motherly (and Mary needs somene to mother her). I coloured the image with Copics and then added Stickles "Crystal" to the wings and the design on her dress. The clouds are cut out using a die cut from Die-namics with a bit of Copic shading and Stickles added.
It doesn't come across well in the picture but this card is very layered - I used 3 different thicknesses of pop-dots to put the clouds at different heights above the cardbase. The angel herself is sitting slightly above the highest cloud. The sentiment cloud is also pop-dotted.
The papers are all from Basic Grey "Euphoria" collection, as is the flower sticker at the bottom. The sticker has been altered with Stickles and 3 little pearls. The final touch was the rub-on flourish which comes from a Heidi Swapp set. The rub-on is, of course, also touched up with Stickles. It's crucial that this card be extremely sparkly and though it doesn't show in the picture (I really must learn to take better photos), in real life the card just shines!