I usually don't name my cards, but this one is an exception. My son learned that one of the members of his PhD program and his wife recently lost a baby. It was a heartbreaking story and not mine to tell, but my son asked if I would make a card for him to give to the grieving couple. Of course I would!
I was going through my Silhouette image library and found this winged heart which struck me as perfect. And when I decided on it, a quote from Hamlet came to mind which became the name of this card.
"Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"In this case I was thinking of the parents hearts cracking, and it would be "sweet princess" but you get the gist.
I decided to use a monochromatic palette of white, cream and silver so went to my paper stash and pulled out coordinating papers.
- Star Dreams Crystal Cardstock ( base card, 5x7)
- Cream Glitter Paper ( Recollections, Michaels)
- Silver Paper (Recollections, Michaels)
- Pearl Foil Paper ( SEI White Elegance)
- Wing Charms
- Silver Washi Tape
Cut and score card (5x7). Cut panels from glitter, silver and foiled pearl papers ( 4.75x6.75, 3.5x5.25, 3.25x5) and layer as shown. I added the silver washi tape to two corners of the pearl and silver layer before adhering to the glitter panel.
I cut two of the heart images from the glitter cardstock using my Cameo and layered with foam dots then attached to the center of the card w/ more foam dots.
I glued two wing charms to the center of the heart as shown and then tied some vintage ribbon together, trimmed and glued to the center.
No card can possibly heal what the parents are going through but I hope it ( and the words I know my son will write inside) will help ease their pain in some small way.