Topic: Scrap Recovery
When I heard of the sudden devastating loss of a friend's husband I wanted to send a sympathy card to her right away. In looking through my supply of cards I found I had none suitable.
I started picking up random scraps from the bins on my desktop and thumbed through a couple of pads of printed vellum sentiments. The pieces I settled on were: an embossed black cardstock from which I had sometime punched a heart, a strip of dotted paper, a narrow scrap of grey paper, a lightly patterned paper, a diecut square frame, a vellum sentiment and a torn strip of text-printed tissue paper.
I arranged and shuffled until I came up with this arrangement and then adhered everything together on a folded white card base:
I loved how the dotted strip exactly fit into the heart opening. I also love how the tissue text ends with the words 'by heart'.
After 49+ years of being together, this sets the perfect tone for what I wanted to express to the widow.