Hi there. Just popping in to share a card I made after a long break from my craft room. But first, a few words about recent events in Boston.
Last week's tragic events at the Boston Marathon were so horrific and unthinkable that I spent most of the week in a kind of fog, as I'm sure many others did. I live about 30 miles north of the city, so while my family was not directly impacted by the bombing or the subsequent search for the suspects, the entire thing has been profoundly unsettling.
It seems as if everyone I meet has a personal connection to this tragedy, so while I'm thankful that my immediate friends and neighbors who were in Boston last week returned home safely, I grieve for those who lost lives and limbs to a senseless act of violence.
Making cards can seem like such a trivial activity at times like this, but creating something with your own hands can be incredibly soothing. I may not be able to control the events going on in the world around me, but I can take a few minutes to put some stamps to paper and try to make something beautiful. That's what drew me back to my craft room this week.
For this card, my only goal was to play with Lil' Inker Designs' Darling Diamonds stamp set and the coordinating Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern die, which has been sitting out on my craft desk for quite a while.
Cardstock: WPlus9 Design Studio (Kraft), Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy)
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs (Darling Diamonds)
Ink: WPlus9 Design Studio (White), Stampin' Up! (Real Red)
Tools: Lil' Inker Designs (Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern die), My Favorite Things (Insert It--3 x 4 Insert die)
Other: The Twinery (baker's twine)
Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with me. Big hugs, friends.