Chicago remembers

I was saddened to read that Maggie Daley has passed away after a long bout with metatastic breast cancer.  She was quite heroic in her battle with her disease, as well as her years as the first lady of Chicago.  She championed several charities and causes while her husband was mayor, and strove to maintain a private life for herself and her family.  Her dignity as first lady as well as her fight against cancer is an inspiration to all of us.  Although I can't send her a thank you card for her dedication and heroism, I can share it virtually here.  Thank you Maggie, may you look down on us from heaven and find that we've learned from your example.

To create this card, you need the following materials:

  • Stamps:  Day of Gratitude
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze reinker
  • Cardstock:  So Saffron, River Rock, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Glossy White
  • Accessories:  Early Espresso bakers twine, Well Worn DSP, Aqua Painter, Modern Label punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' sponges

The acorn stamped panel was created using the Salted Background technique.  Here are the directions to created a Salted Background:

  • Cut a piece of Glossy White cardstock to the size that you need.
  • With an Aqua Painter, spread reinker in one or more colors over the glossy cardstock.
  • Sprinkle salt over the reinker and let it dry (heat tool is ok).
    • The trick is not to put on too much salt.
    • You can use any variety of salt; kosher, table, rock, etc.
  • Once it is dry, rub the salt off and use as is, or stamp on it.
  • Voila! An intriguing background image to use on your paper creation.