This card will be going for the Teapot challenge this week, but it fits into so many of the DTGD challenges, that it's going there too.
This card will be going to Debby, the sister of I love rubber (Elizabeth). Debby has breast cancer, went through all the treaments, but the drug tamoxifen did some pretty nasty things to Debby's system. Debby is now in the hospital with Parkinson's, a result of the drug and it's bad side effects. So the Teapotters have been rounded up to send her some cheer!
I wanted to send cheerful polka dotted poppies (the teapot is black and white), they are alike, and as different as two sisters can be.
The whole Splendid Oval is popped up, so that the blue vellum bg doesn't touch the white card base.
I did my usual embroidery, but used a 20 spacing so all of the sewing would be on the black part.
I love that Debby has the same last name as me, though we are not related. She may think she is getting a card from a relative.
To the moderators, I'm sorry this Teapot challenge card is uploaded early, but it's also for many of the DTGD challenges!
Date: Monday, August 5, 2013 GMT Views: 2657
Registered: January 26, 2010 Location: Wisconsin Posts: 16554
Mon, Aug 05, 2013 @ 2:46 PM
Stunning card! Love your idea for the oval bg - great depth to the card!
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Mon, Aug 05, 2013 @ 6:04 PM
Jennifer, this story is so sad. Prayers for Debby. Your card will mean so much. It is beautiful in design, and heart. Thanks for sharing such beauty.
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Registered: April 4, 2006 Location: St Louis, MO Posts: 6236
Mon, Aug 05, 2013 @ 6:44 PM
Oh, Jennifer, this is simply beautiful and sure to cheer up Debbie! The use of vellum is wonderful and the polka dot poppies are just darling! So glad you played along in the challenges and so glad you went above and beyond to make someone's day a little bit brighter.
Registered: November 21, 2010 Location: Brisbane, Australia Posts: 6605
Mon, Aug 05, 2013 @ 9:32 PM
there is so much to love here...I had to fav this to show my mum, she's passionate about the prim poppy die. Loving the polkadots in reverse. Fabulous in black & white! That chicken wire ef - mmmmm! Gotta get me that. The gingham ribbon and vellum backdrop - ooooh its a scrumptious card! One of my fav's! Thanks so much for playing along.
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Tue, Aug 06, 2013 @ 5:46 AM
What an adorable little scene you have created and with a gorgeous frame! Love the classy black and white color palette! Great job, Jennifer!
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