Hello, friends. I am so glad you are here. This blog post and card are probably the most poignant I've published throughout my entire crafting career. There are several photos and I will do my best to keep the text brief. However, I do want to express my thoughts and emotions attached to the creation of the cards. I truly hope you'll follow with me to the end. It is that important to me. :)
For several weeks I've been wanting to use this beautiful headshot stamp from the August 2016 Kit of the Month called "Open your Soul". It wasn't until I came across my June 2017 Sentiment Kit by Lisa Arana called "she never says never" that I knew exactly what I wanted to create. The background stamp is full of powerful affirmations that any woman would indeed draw strength from. "She believed" is part of a sentiment in the set that says "she believed she could so she did" that pairs perfectly with the background stamp. I masked the sentiment knowing that by using "She believed" it would perfectly compliment the entire message of the card. Indeed it has.
I had never colored this many images in one day. Nor made this many cards. Once I watercolored the first one I just couldn't stop. I wanted to capture the beautiful essence of many different women. I have never had such an experience in coloring or creating.
As I was working on these, many women from different walks of life filled my heart and mind with both joy and sadness. Joy because I know so many women that embody strength, dignity, confidence, compassion and acceptance. Sadness because I also know many women who are the exact opposite yet know better. Sadness also because I know many women who lack the above mentioned qualities for no other reason than they've not had them instilled in them. They've not had the example set before them. They've also been subjected to the women who lack. As women we MUST realize the power we have within us to change the world. To change lives.
We experience life differently. We are diverse. We are beautifully unique. We are a unit. A beautiful powerful unit. We all have something the other may need. Let's embrace who we are as women, friends, and let love motivate all that we do, say and give. My hope is that we give a little more than what we've been given.
The cards measure 3 3/4 x 9 1/8 and fit in a #10 (4 1/8 x 9 1/2) envelope.
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