This last week marked 6 months since the passing of my husband's cousin. Un-fortunately the passing of time isn't making things any easier for my husband's aunt. She says it's only making it harder. Maybe because this is the longest she's ever gone without seeing her son. This verse from the new Verve Blessings set came to mind as I think it would be something that her son would have wished for his parents.
"May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind always be at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand."
Coincidentally, I ended up watching Leap Year while creating this card for the current CardPatterns and Embellish challenges. I must have been feeling my Irish roots on Saturday night. The rich country side of Ireland was an inspiration in itself. IMO the movie was cute but nothing amazing. The verse panel is applied with foam tape for added dimension. I tried something new for the ribbon treatment and it wasn't on purpose. I just happened to run out of ribbon and decided it didn't look half bad the way it was. What do you think?
1) Cut card out of CS
2) Trim CS 3 3/4" x 5 1/4"; stamp sentiment; tie ribbon around; attach 1" circles to the border; and attach to card
3) Stamp verse; trim and mat to cs; attach with foam tape
4) attach rhinestones
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, green rhinestones, 1" circle punch
Stamps: Blessings (Verve)