September 5, 2009

Wings of Hope

I know the title isn't very original but it fit the description of my card so well.  I've had the bottom card designed in my head for a month but this top one is something that popped into my head last night as we were driving to my in-laws for a fabulous roast dinner. (A bad cook is not something I can call my mother-in-law and it reminds me that my dh did not marry me for my cooking skills).
I can't remember how the thought process happened but the final thought was to have that ribbon of hope represent the butterflies body and I knew I had to give it a go.  I was also worried about being disappointed if it didn't work out the way I had envisioned.  Thankfully it worked out quite well.
The sentiment is from the SU! Hard to Say stamp set and so is the bottom card sentiment.  I think I will get plenty of use out of this stamp set over the course of my life. Originally I was going to use "Hope Happens" from the set of that name but I decided against buying it  because there were no other stamps in that set that I would use.  (I dislike it when that happens).
Like I said I designed this bottom card about a month ago and is quite generic in layout but it still holds a lot of meaning.  I'm sure that black is not really a colour that one would use for a card meant to bring hope but for me it was a way of symbolizing fear.  The silver cord is meant to symbolize a silver lining or a brighter future and of course there's that ribbon of hope.  I love the sentiment of this card!  The inside of the card says "You're my friend, so that means that you can put up with anything" which I thought was a great way to bring both hope and humour to a friend that needs a lot of both.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy what you see.  Have a fabulous Labour Day weekend.  Here's to Hope!
Wings Of Hope
Paper:  Razzleberry Lemonade dp, Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Accessories:  Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die,  NSU Butterfly punch, NSU bling
Stamp set:  Ribbon of hope, Hard to Say

Ribbon of Hope
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade dp, Pretty in  Pink, Mellon Mambo, Basic Black
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Accessories:  Square scallop punch, scallop edge punch, Silver cord Elastic cord (Holiday mini),  Latte designer buttons.

NSU= Non Stampin' Up!


  1. Absolutely beautiful! What a fabulous idea, Laural!!

  2. These are so beautiful. I love your idea of using the pink ribbon as the butterfly's body. Looks amazing! I love the symbolism of colours in your second card as well. Very nice.

  3. ohhh your cards are just gorgeus! I love the sentiments with them!

  4. oh, I love these...they would be perfect for anyone going through the black against the pink...very striking!

  5. Beautiful card! Beautiful sentiments!

  6. Oh, how did I miss these? They're both wonderful!