Tuesday, January 13, 2009

For Monica

My dear friend Monica is recovering from surgery right now. Right after Christmas she was taken to the hospital for what was first diagnosed as a kidney stone. What actually happened was that part of her intestine had collapsed. She had to have surgery to get rid of the collapsed portion of her intestine and sew the rest back together. She was in the hospital for almost 2 weeks and is finally home. She has a long recovery ahead of her (4-6 weeks). So I figured I could start sending her some cards. I am going to try 1 a week - only because I'm making them. Here is the first in my for Monica series.

The whole idea behind this card was from the ATCs I showed you yesterday. I had 10 to make but for some reason stamped and colored 12 images. I really can count - I swear:).

To make this card I started with my extra ATC images. I inked the edges and layered it on pink then again on yellow. Then I cut a piece of striped paper to 4"x5 1/4" and used my Martha Stewart punch on one side of it. Then I layered my pattern paper on yellow card stock. I then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp my sentiment on the pattern paper. Next, I glued down my pattern paper to my A2 card base. I then cut 3 strips of ribbon and folded them in half and glued them to the back of the layered image so the ends stuck out. Then I glued that piece down and I was done.

Supplies :
  • stamps - image by Great Impressions (#G133), sentiment by Hero Arts Clear Designs Happy Everything
  • paper - KI Memories (It's a Girl Paisley); card stock - Bazzill
  • ink - VersaColor brown, VersaFine black
  • ribbon - unknown

Hope your year is going well so far. Make sure you stop by Jen's blog tomorrow for Sketch Wednesdays - she has some great sketches I hope to play along more this year.

Happy Crafting,


Jennifer E. said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Monica. It's really sweet of you to send her cards. I'm sure she will appreciate them!

directmailscrapper said...

What a sweet card -- and great use of an ATC! That image is darling, and I love how you colored it!


Julie said...

VERY cute card! Love the image and the eye popping colors! :)