Friday, December 9, 2016

I Will Write Peace

It’s Suzanne today with a very delicate looking card. White for purity.
I’ve wanted to letter this quote for years and it finally happened.  The author of the quote is Sadako Sasaki who was a toddler living in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb fell.  Although she and most of her family escaped, she was diagnosed with leukemia a decade later.

There is an old Japanese legend which says if you fold 1000 origami cranes, you will be granted a wish.  When Sadako learned of it, she began folding cranes.  She passed away in October 1955 at the age of 12.
Sadako’s classmates raised money to build a memorial dedicated to her and other children who were victims of the bomb.  In 1958 a statute was unveiled in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. It is Sadako holding a golden crane with a plaque reading:  “This is our cry.  This is our prayer. Peace in the world.”

You can read more about Sadako here.

To make this card you will need:
A Way With Words Peace   Quietfire site | Elizabeth Craft Designs site
Quietfire Design rubber stamp  I Will Write Peace
Garden Notes – SmallPoinsettia and Poinsettia6 piece set
SoftFinish Cardstock – White, Silver Gray
Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts VersaMagic Midnight Back
USArtQuest Mini Prills Minnie Pearls
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Kids choice glue
Foam Tape adhesive


1.       Fold a 7 x 5” tent fold card from white cardstock.

2.       Die cut Peace once from white cardstock and once from gray cardstock. Adhere the gray diecut behind the white diecut, slightly offset to create a dropshadow effect.

3.       Cut a rectangular panel measuring 5.5 x 3.5” from white cardstock and a mat 1/8” larger all around from gray cardstock. Adhere together.

4.       Stamp sentiment on white rectangular panel on the right as shown.

5.       Create Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Poinsettias from white by following her video tutorial HERE and adhere to the stamped panel.

6.       Adhere the Peace diecut to the white panel.  Use foam adhesive to adhere the panel to the card front.

Happy creating! Suzanne

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