This past year has been a difficult one and as COVID-19 continues to impact our lives in 2021 you can see the discouragement, and at times despair, that is now present throughout the world. There is sadness, loneliness, financial concerns, and civil unrest. However, in the midst of all this we can still have hope when we put our trust in a loving Heavenly Father who sustains us through out trials.
I created this card to send to missionaries serving the Lord and sharing this message of hope. I quoted from a talk given by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf in which he says, “Hope, on the other hand, is like the beam of sunlight rising up and above the horizon of our present circumstances. It pierces the darkness with a brilliant dawn. It encourages and inspires us to place our trust in the loving care of an eternal Heavenly Father.”
I wanted something that would look light the sunlight rising and Lawn Fawn’s Sunrise Background was perfect. I used it a little differently because I hot foiled it onto the ivory cardstock and then used Copic Markers to add some color to the rays. I die cut the word “HOPE” from gold mirror cardstock using Lawn Fawn’s Cole’s ABCs and the created a secondary sentiment in Microsoft Word and cut it into a thin banner.
The easies way to apply the die cut letters is to align them on a grid mat and then use a low tack tape long enough to extend a little on either side of the letters. This keeps then aligned while you adhered them to your card.
- Lawn Fawn Sunrise Backdrop Die
- Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABCs
- Microsoft Word Sentiment
- Copic Markers: YR21, YR20
- Spellbinders Glimmer Foil Polished Brass
- Pink & Main Sentiment Strip
- Gina K. Designs Layering Weight and Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
- Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive