Happy Friday everyone!
I have a very special card to share with you today. Madison, over at Funky Cards, is one of the most amazing young ladies I have ever come across. Her kindness and selflessness are beyond words, and her 'I Feel the Love' project is just one example of what her big heart is capable of. Every month, Madison selects a family or individual who needs a little love thrown their way, and asks the crafty blog world to help out by making and sending cards.
This month the recipients are the Cappelluti family from Chili, who lost their beautiful baby girl, Olivia, at just 4.5 months old. Olivia was born with heart and lung defects, and was expected to live just 2 weeks. Instead, she endured a heart surgery, and fought for over 4 months before Jesus took her home. You can find more information here at Madison's blog.
Every time I read this family's story, I weep. I knew I had to make a card, but I was stumped. How does one pour not just sympathy, but love and hugs and comfort into a single card? I decided to use a stamp I'd been saving for just the right project.
I wanted to keep things soft and comforting, so rather than use Copics to colour the image, I used pencil (one of my favorite colouring mediums). The cardstock all came from scraps, and I inked it all using black and grey inks from CTMH. The image and sentiment are both Pure Innocence from My Favorite Things; I found the set on the clearance rack at my local craft store. Fate, I'm sure. :)
A small gesture, but I hope it will bring some comfort to the Cappelluti family in their time of loss. I hope they know that they now have friends throughout the entire world, friends who are weeping with them and praying for them.
Now it's your turn. Please consider making a card for this wonderful family. You can find all the needed information over at Funky Cards.
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