Friday, 12 February 2010

goodbye for now my friend

So earlier this year I had mentioned how my friend Cassandra had an exchange student here for 3 months. Anna lives in Spain and it is now Cassandra's turn to go there. She left just yesterday and it seems really weird that she wont be here for everything we do. I wrote her a letter to read on the plane and included this bookmark. I hope she remembers we are here for her whenever she looks at it. On the front is a picture of Cassie, Kirsten and I because we are her closest friends. This photo doubles as a pocket and inside is a small tag. I did alot of distressing on this using tools, ink and white paint. On the back is some wrinkled up dictionary paper.
Here I used a Tim Holtz stamp which I felt really applied to the situation. It was so perfect! I stamped it in black and used some clear embossing powder.
I hand cut this wing from chipboard, glued on some dictionary paper, gave it a light coat of brownish paint and added some white on top.
I used a giant coloured safety pin and tied on a little shell charm.
Here I used Stampin Up's label punch. I distressed it with ink and paint.
This is the tag behind the photo. I covered it with a piece of spain map. Tarragona is where Anna lives so I used a small circle stamp to make it stand out.

2 comments:

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Wow, how thoughtful.. Im sure she will treasure this gift forever! That was real sweet and its super pretty!
Im sorry your friend has to leave, but thankfully you have photos and memories to last a lifetime!

Cassie said...

Aw, Heather thats amazing!