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In My Thoughts…


I’ve been designing for UStamp with Dawn and Friends for six months now, and it has become like a family, really. Each event gets better and better, and it’s all down to the energy and effort we put in as a team.

But no-one puts in more than the owner of the site herself, Dawn Rapsas. Today I got an e-mail to say her brother is in hospital, critically ill and in urgent need of a liver transplant. Now, I’m in New Zealand, and they’re in New Jersey, so there is little I can do to help but pray. And I can also make a card, as this is what we do!

I’ve used the sketch from Stamping 411 as my springboard tonight – here:

I’ve tipped in on it’s side, and come up with this:

If you look closely at the stamped image, you’ll see it has been done twice – first in Sahara Sand, and the second time in Early Espresso. This is to give it a shadowy effect. I got the inspiration to try this myself from Paula Woods this afternoon; I’ve been meaning to try it for ages, and tonight seemed as good a time as any.

Of course, I’ve stamped the inside of the card, and the envelope:

We’re thinking of you and praying for your brother, Dawn. Big hugs from us here in Auckland,  New Zealand. xxoo

25 Comments leave one →
  1. 23/04/2011 22:46

    This card is absolutely beautiful. I love the shadow effect.

  2. 24/04/2011 00:29

    This is adorable. I love the way you turned the sketch. I hope that Dawns brother is able to get the treatment he needs.


  3. 24/04/2011 01:41

    Bron — this card is nothing short of elegant. Love that you double stamped for the shadow — what a great effect! Fabulous job on the card and with the sketch. Thanks so much for playing along at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

  4. 24/04/2011 07:40

    Any wonder I like you – you are always thinking of others. Dawn is so going to love this card, but especially the thoughts behind it.

  5. 24/04/2011 08:10

    I saw your card on the 411 site and noticed that we used the same stamp. I love how you double stamped the image to add dimention. What a great idea and a beautiful card!

  6. 24/04/2011 08:38

    What a beautiful card. Must try this technique.
    Betty K.

  7. 24/04/2011 08:53

    Bron, Dawn will certainly love this card. Your double stamping really does create a tremendous amount of depth and interest. The color combo is fabulous, too. I hope that Dawn’s brother gets the treatment he needs.

  8. 24/04/2011 09:32

    Bron – this is on my must case list. It is beautiful. The double stamping to create the shadow just adds an extra depth to this card. The sentiment is so appropriate for the reason behind this card.

  9. 24/04/2011 14:38

    Beautiful!!! Love how you flipped the sketch too!!

  10. 24/04/2011 16:46

    I love how you flipped the sketch, and the shadow stamping is such an awesome effect!

  11. 24/04/2011 23:10

    WOW…I really thought you made the flowers 3D..that is awesome!!!!

  12. Mary Hines permalink
    25/04/2011 00:35

    Wow! This is just so gorgeous. I’m going to have to try this myself.

  13. 25/04/2011 13:18

    I love the shadow stamping, and flipping the sketch is perfect for this elegant card, love it!

  14. 25/04/2011 14:53

    Beautiful job and display of shadow stamping. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  15. 25/04/2011 19:37

    Very nice, I love how you flipped the sketch and how soft and warm it is. tfs

  16. 26/04/2011 04:20

    Love, love, love the shadow effect. What a dramatic technique!

  17. 26/04/2011 06:39

    Very pretty!!!

  18. 26/04/2011 13:06

    Oh…love that shadow technique on the flower! Gorgeous card!

  19. 26/04/2011 14:57

    Awesome! I LOVE the soft colors you put together on this card, so pretty and elegant!

  20. 27/04/2011 17:09

    I know Dawn is going to be so touched by this card. And you are so right when you say we are like family at UStamp! I only wish there was a way we could all get together in person!

  21. 29/04/2011 05:36

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors also.

  22. Jeanne permalink
    30/04/2011 02:47

    Great shadow effect! I thought you had stamped the image on acetate and the shadow was REAL! Beautiful card.

  23. 30/04/2011 15:04

    This is such a lovely card. Really appeals to me:) (and loads of others judging by the coments above:))

  24. Steph permalink
    01/05/2011 20:06

    Hope Dawn’s brother gets the transplant he needs. Beautiful card – I thought the double stamping was actually 3D at first. Looks great.


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