Angel of Mercy with Jan’s Digi Stamps

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Many of us are feeling helpless during this whole Covid19 thing… watching as doctors and nurses, EMTs and lab workers are putting themselves in harms way, hour by hour, day by day. As Jennifer McGuire says, card making is our superpower and I am some of my friends are putting ours to good use! Earlier today, Jan of Jan’s Digi Stamps released a free stamp set specifically for health care workers. It is called Angel of Mercy and the image is modeled after Jan’s own daughter, an ICU nurse in a major epicenter of cases. Pop over to Jan’s site and use promo code ANGEL to get this set of images and sentiments for free, and then start busting out cards for the staff at your local hospital, caregivers at nursing homes, and other front line health workers!

I used one of the pre-colored images for my card. I printed it once on my card base and again on copy paper to cut a mask of the image. Then I used Distress Oxide inks and a blender brush to ink blend through a stencil from My Favorite Things called Radiating Rays. Then using another MFT stencil, Clouds, I ink blended up from the bottom to “ground” my image. This is an easy card to make multiples of, so I’m heading back into the craft room to bust out a bunch more!!! Go get your free image set and make some cards for your local heroes! Be sure to share the link far and wide so other crafters have the image to use in their hero cards too. And if you don’t mind, pop over to the Jan’s Digi Stamp Facebook page to show Jan what you made and tell her who you are sending it to. Thank you kindly!

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:


20 comments on “Angel of Mercy with Jan’s Digi Stamps

  1. Karen, this is STUNNING!!! WOW! Love the sun rays and clouds. Beautiful image and a beautiful card. They really are angels too.


  2. Beautiful card , love the image.


  3. Lovely card, Karen! xx


  4. Karen this is stunning! I just love that crescent of light around her – fabulous design.


  5. Amazing card. What a lovely digi and thank you for sharing the story behind it.
    Where would we be without our dedicated front line health workers.
    Such a scary time!
    I love the rays you’ve included with your background, really POPS and highlights the image.
    Thanks so much for celebrating the sun, moon & stars with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!


  6. Karen, your card brought tears to my eyes, it’s beautiful and inspiring.
    Thank you for sharing the link to this beautiful image, there’s so much to be grateful for to all of those heroes who are out there in the battlefront doing what they can to help.
    Thank you for sharing this amazing card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH.
    Sending lots of hugs and love.


    • Thank you so much for the sweet words! I only wish I had a larger following to get the news of this set out there more. I was a bit disappointed to see *no* challenges for “hero” cards. Anything Goes challenges by the dozen, and a bunch of Spring challenges… but with the world in a pandemic and 151 countries currently battling it, not 1 “hero” or “healthcare worker” theme.


  7. What a beautiful and timely card! Perfect for these unusual times. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen – DT


  8. Beautiful card and beautiful message. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon.
    Doni (DT)


  9. This is so, so brilliant and I think a lot of crafters know someone who would feel appreciated to receive a card like this Karen. Will share a link on my blog.

    Thank you for popping over to my blog to share your lovely story about your dogs. I love that your 1 year old pup makes ‘oooh’ noises when getting up! I wanted to let you know that Eva also enthusiastically chewed up the post when training to collect it in the early days but I persevered and now she is an expert and our post is safe! I think she just had to grow out of the puppy stage (when everything is fair game for chewing!) and then make the connection between actually giving the post to me to receive her treat lol!


    • Thank you so much for sharing the digi set Vicky! And yes, there is definitely some puppy left in this girl. We still get zoomies for no good reason. I was just so amazed that she managed to to shred the newspaper without really even trying and in 1.2 seconds had it all over the yard in her enthusiasm! I hope the neighbors were watching from the safety of their quarantine cause it was so stinkin’ funny how it simply exploded and that I was laughing like a loon! I plan on trying again with something less delicate!


  10. Wonderful card with a great message. Thank you for sharing at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT


  11. Karen, Very Angelic! Beautifully composed! Thank you for jumping on the band wagon! I appreciate you taking time to thank those who are facing this pandemic face on everyday! Making you an angel too!


  12. Jan, Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog. Your Easter cards are gorgeous. I really love the ink backgrounds.



  13. Thank you Jan, for sharing your Angel of Mercy thoughtful, filled with Love stenciled card with us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Your card will be much appreciated. Such a worthy cause for all the brave souls on the front lines. Love and Hugs…Nancy


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