Sunday, July 11, 2010

May an angel sit on your shoulder

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!



  1. Awww so cute and such pretty paper too! Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes :)

  2. Hi Shelly
    a beautiful card, lovely sentiment, im sure your friend will touched you thought to make her a card,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  3. What a beautiful card to give to your friend. She is sure to cherish it! I adore the colors you used and the lovely scene you made. Thanks for playing with us at SSDS this week. :)

  4. Very beautiful card! The image is lovely.
    Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge". Hope to see you again!
    hugs Nana

  5. wonderful! Great image and I really like your choice of papers too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  6. very pretty, thanks so much for playing along with the crazy girls!!

  7. Lovely card, very sweet! Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.

  8. Such a pretty card Shelley, gorgeous colours and details.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x
    PS I have a £10 voucher giveaway on my blog if you would like to pop over and enter.

  9. Such a sweet card! Your friend is lucky to have you for support! I love the colors and the sentiment is so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at SSDS!
    Scrappy Love,

  10. Such a beautiful card. I sure your friend will love it. Thanks so much for playing at Bee Crafty.

    Deanne :)