Monday, February 6, 2017

Lost Bracelet

Hello Crafty Friends,

For today I have a card that put a pang in my heart. More about that later, but I wanted to put my hat in the ring one last time at Color Throwdown. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

The configuration of hearts is reminiscent of a bracelet I had
when I was a girl.

Above: The division of color is very suited for this card. I really think the patterned paper on the bottom of the design is so pretty and playful. Wonderful for a dad from his tween daughter.
As you may expect, my dad is the recipient of this card. The sentiment is also for my dad, who has been gone for 22 years. 
You will also find the twine is wrapped around the sentiment ending in a nice neat bow.
Below: The shiny hearts and coordinating sentiment look so pretty in person. I decided to use distressed silver on the hearts for a patina look. It just didn't seem right for it to be perfect.

Challenges Entered: 
Color Throwdown: ctd428

When I was a girl, my dad gave me a silver bracelet for well... I am not sure. But I loved it!! It was very small, delicate, and perfect for an emerging young lady. What made this bracelet special was the way it was linked together. The links of the bracelet resemble the hearts on this card. Each heart was flipped to make a chain. One day, I lost it in the restroom. I ran back to retrieve it minutes later only to find it gone. I was crushed and didn't have the heart to tell my dad I lost it. Then six years later he passed away. This life changing event made the bracelet even more special. I was on a mission to look for its replacement. Who knows, I might find it and that would be a blessing, but if not, that's okay too because it lives in my memory and that is where it will stay. Forever.

Well, thank you so much for dropping in to spend time with me. I really enjoyed this project. It brought back some wonderful memories. Thank you for letting me share them with you. We will see you soon, take care and happy stamping everyone!!

All the best,


Wanda Cullen said...

What a special card filled with love and memories of your dad! Love the metallic hearts! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I looveee all
the sentiment in silver the heart in silver and the color combo
you are so creative my friend
I cant stand to not commenting
I am in the office hehe
thanks for all your visit sweety
this card is sure make any lady or man happy its so great


Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, how sad that you lost your special bracelet, Shawna, but you have made such a special card in remembrance of it and your Dad!!!!! Those shiny hearts are simply beautiful and it looks stunning with the patterned paper you used!!!! This is such a lovely card, my friend!!! I'm sure your dad knows about the card you've made for him!!!!

Nandini said...

Beautiful card. And your story touched my heart.

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