Healing Hugs and Add Some Hope!

Hi again —

I hope your weekend was the best ever!  We had a Celebration Sunday at our church to honor our retiring pastor — 25 years in our congregation!  How does one begin to say thank you for all he and his wife have done for us?  Well, I made a card, and hoped I would be able to express what I wanted to say.

Healing Hugs 3 - Cross of Hope - Pearlized Doilies - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I used a card base of Coastal Cabana and then cut a panel of Whisper White 3 1/4″ wide and 5″ deep.  On that panel, I stamped one rose from the Healing Hugs stamp set in full strength Coastal Cabana.  Just look at this gorgeous stamp set, and its unique rose and leaf.  These sets are called “DISTINKTIVE” because of its photorealistic effect.

Healing Hugs stamp set

On a scratch sheet of paper, I stamped another rose and fussy cut it out to use as a mask.  I then covered the rose I stamped with the ‘scratch paper rose’  and stamped two roses in Pool Party around and over the ‘masked’ rose.  This gives the illusion that one rose is in back of the other.  I stamped some leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, and then some background pattern from the stamp set on both the white and the Coastal Cabana paper to add a little interest and texture.

Healing Hugs Close Up - Cross of Hope - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

Special meaning for the sentiment:  Our church name is HOPE Lutheran, so I stamped the sentiment “Hold on to Hope” to with a double meaning in mind.  Behind the banner sentiment, I added a half of a pearlized doily and a strip of Wood Textures Designer Series paper.  And done!

Below is a list of supplies I used to make this project.  Simply click on any product, and you’ll be shopping with me!  Two beautiful stamp sets!

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