Saturday, December 17, 2011
A Bunch of Thanks
Happy Saturday folks! Today I'm sharing a card that I was asked to make for a neighbor well actually the neighbor's sister-in-law. There's a story here, as if you didn't expect that from me! Well, Shannon is quite young, just had her fourth child and was having headaches. She went to see what was up and low and behold she had a brain tumor. They did surgery the next day. I was in shock! The poor thing had no warning but she's recovering and doing great. She asked if I would make a card to send to her surgeon. As if I'd turn that request down!
So out pops Paisley Pixie, a Cristy Croll image released in rubber through Stamping Bella. The bouquet of flowers is just so sweet and exudes thanks so it was a perfect fit. I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge layout again, as it too was a perfect fit! Sweet!
I stamped Paisley onto Bella's Bestest paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink (do you tire from reading that each and every post? hehe I just figure that anyone new stopping by should know the tools I like to use). Of course, you can probably guess that I also like to color using Copics. I did add some shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol too. And as if a fresh kiss of dew came by, I added glitter with a Quickie Glue pen to some of the flowers. You might want to click on the photo to enlarge it to get a better look. (If it still comes out the same size, simply increase the page size - I do it all the time to see the detail people put into their creations).
Design papers came from the Bella shop, it's a 6x6 double sided pack of papers from Echo Park Paper named Victoria Garden. Oh how I am addicted to paper! A satin wire ribbon helped me form the bow and little purple rhinestones finish off the left corner. The sentiment is also from the Bella shop. I didn't want to add too much stitching because I didn't want to crowd the edges of the paper but I did add it to the image panel. Voila, another card done.
Off to wrap a bizzillion presents! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!