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Sunday, June 28, 2009
A few weeks ago a wonderful little boy named Ethan Weiman lost his battle with cancer. I have been following his story on his mom Alicia's blog for awhile now and when I heard this news it broke my heart. I can't even imagine how hard this must be for his family especially his mother to be dealing with but hopefully they can find some comfort in knowing that he is not suffering anymore and is in a better place now riding his beloved horse Sonador. You can read more about his story here.
In honor of Ethan, Lauren Meader came up with a wonderful idea to have a stamp set made for him and Melissa from Pink Cat Studios designed it. All the proceeds from the stamp set will go to the Make a Wish Foundation. You can get the stamp set here.
Today I am sharing a card I made in his honor. I am hoping to be able to send the card to his sister Ava since I read that she loves getting cards. Even though she is only 3 I am sure this has to be very hard on her too.
Ethan loved being a cowboy so I came up with the idea to make a boot card. I started by finding a boot template here I cut out the template then folded a piece of PTI Dark Chocolate Cardstock in half and using the template as a guide I cut it out leaving the fold. Next I printed the images out on Stampers Select white cardstock and colored them in with Copics. I read on Alica's blog about the colors Ethan liked to wear so I tried to incorporate them in his image. I was not sure what Ava's favorite colors were but I am assuming she likes pink like most little girls. After I colored the images I added some sky and tuffs of grass with my copics as well. When I was done with that I did the Out of the Box technique then matted them on some PTI Pure Poppy cardstock. The next thing I did was run the boot through my cuttelbug using the Tiny Mosaic embossing folder to make the boot look like leather then I finished it off with some faux stitching. For the inside of the card I lined it with some more PTI Pure Poppy cardstock then printed out the HOWDY image and added it to the middle.
I know these images will be getting a lot more use because I already have some other ideas for them. Each time I use them I will be thinking about Ethan and honoring the short time he had here on earth. I hope you will go and buy the images and use them in Ethans honor now too. That's it for now. I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by.