This is a sympathy card I made for a dear friend who passed away this week with pancreatic cancer. He and his wife and boys were active members of our church when they lived here and were involved in everything going on in the community. I just love this lighthouse image from Our Daily Bread Designs. The light is a beacon and the charts on the image guide our way. Certainly tools that someone making a career in the Coast Guard uses frequently. It also reminds me of a song our choir sings, "The Lighthouse".
I stamped my lighthouse with Versamark and then used gold embossing power. I added a Spellbinder's frame and cross. I laced jute through the scallops of the frame and added "shells" for a more nautical look. My sentiment was stamped with Tim Holz's Distressed Ink "Old Paper". The design paper is aptly named "Sandy Beach" by Penny Black. On the inside of my card, I used the poem "Crossing the Bar" by Lord Alfred Tennyson.
I feel blessed that I can use my craft at times like these.
Thanks for visiting today!