Now enough preaching for one day. Here are the details of my cards. The first card is going to man who lost his wife suddenly over Christmas. She was a well-loved and well-known stamper. I used the Paper Craft Planet Color Challenge. The colors are Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, and Naturals Ivory. The Stamps are Stampin Up! 'For Father', the background stamp 'Sanded' is stamped on the Kiwi Kiss panel, and the sentiment is from the retired Stampin Up! set 'Brighter Tomorrow'. Even though the sad puppy image is unusual for a sympathy card, I thought it worked well for a masculine RAK (Random Act of Kindness).
The second card is for a little boy suffering with cancer. The requester just wanted something to 'brighten his day'. Sending cards to people with a terminal illness is probably the most difficult for me, because its hard to know what to say. 'Get Well Soon' certainly won't work. Most terminally ill patients just want to know that are loved and cared about. For terminally ill adults, I usually send 'Thinking of You' cards, but for kids I try to send something cute and fun. For this card I used Penny Black's 'Critter Party' and the sentiment is $1.00 stamp from Michaels. The paper is by DCVW and is called 'The Pet Stack'. The layout is from this week's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge. Other Cardstock colors used are Chocolate Chip and Brocade Blue. The images in both cards were colored with copic markers.
So if you have a little extra time today or a few extra cards, go ahead and check the Card Request Forum on Splitcoaststampers.com and help brighten someone else's day. Have a great day! Amy