Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hands of Hope

Here is a card I created, just a few days after I received my new "Hand-in-Hand" set, for a friend, the mother of my son's best friend at school: her stepfather passed away after heart surgery last week. I wanted to make something simple to convey we were there for her family, and hoped to offer some "light in the dark". I began with a white card base and sponged the bottom the card with Basic Gray ink, concentrating at the bottom and working upward to have it fade to white, and did the same on my focal point mat. The white border was made by holding my Nestabilities die in place while sponging and them removing. hands are colored with Copics.

I'm sharing this now becuase I was very sorry to read two sad stories today on the net: one that a fellow blogger Joanne Johnson, whom I did not know, had passed away suddenly, (although I don't know the cause, she had last posted just the day before(not ill at the time!) Her husband was kind enough to share the news the very next day on her blog, knowing that so many of her readers would be missing her stories and creations. The second I saw on Cammie's blog, about a blog candy offering by Andrea, who is asking for RAKS for a family whose new baby is very ill. Please check out these two links if you have time and can send up prayers or send out cards. I will be making two more cards similar to the one above today to send out to these families, and God willing the baby will pull through!!

Life is so short, never take this blessing of TODAY for granted!


  1. Melanie,

    This card is beautiful with such a powerful message. The stamp set that you created is very it! Thank you for helping me spread the word and I look forward to getting your card!


  2. Beautiful card and the sentiment is inspiring. I will head on over to the other blogs and offer my support. You are such a sweet, caring person to reach out to others during their times of need. (like you have me).


  3. Absolutely stunning Melanie!! Love how you did the light to dark.

  4. LOVE the card, Melanie! Beautiful in every way!

  5. Oh my is this ever just touching and beautiful!!! I just love that elegant sponging!!


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