I made this card for a cardmaking friend who has been such an amazing support to our family whilst we have been going through some very tough times caring for our loved one since the beginning of February this year. Our loved one was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and has spent most of their time in hospital this year going through treatment. Thankfully, they are now at home and getting stronger each day.
I stamped the image onto 140lb Watercolor paper and colored the teddy with Faber-Castell and Lyra Watercolor pencils and a small round paintbrush. I used a white eraser to rub back some of the coloring to add a few highlights where I felt it was needed. I added some Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to the envelope and added some Kaisercolour blue chalk around the image for the sky and brown plus green chalk for the ground.
The top left-hand fancy corner was diecut using my Cuttlebug and one of the Cuttlebug Vintage tags dies and one of the dp's.
The cotton lace on the side panel was originally white but I dyed it with a teabag to make it look 'old' to match the dp's. I attached the lace in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy. I also added some Fray Stop to the cut edges of the bow so that they wouldn't fray.
I used my Perfect Layers Tools to matt all the layers with a 1/8" border. The brad is also by the same company who made the dp's.
I still have the sentiment stamp (which is a clear stamp) on my stamping block but do you think I can remember what set it is from? Nope - my brain has turned to mush....but I will update the card deets when I find out. The sentiment panel was diecut with my Cuttlebug and Spellbinder Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities.
I used my EK Success Arrows Border punch to punch some tiny hearts (they are the leftover punchies which look like tiny hearts to me) and glued them on around the sentiment then added a little bit of Kindyglitz to them.
I decorated the card inside to complement the card front - please see my gallery here on SCS for the photo.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 80998
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 @ 3:00 AM
He's sweet. What a beautiful job you did dying the lace to match the look, and I loved the matching lace and brad on the inside too. This is a beautiful card and is certainly a great expression of the appreciation you have for your friend.