Our wonderful friend, Betty Ann, is eighty-something, and manages to live alone with her cat, and just a bit of help that comes in a few times a week. Well, she had a fall in her tub, or into her tub...we are not too sure. At any rate, she broke her collar bone, no fun at any age, so she has herself a bit of an uphill battle ahead.
Her assistant let us know what is going on, and mentioned that the only thing we could really do to help is to send her one of my cards. Isn't that just the sweetest thing, ever? Well, I wanted to get one out to her right away, and I had nothing on hand.
To the craft room, Robin!
Boy, the moment you need a card is NOT the moment for the mojo to vanish.
I grabbed some inks and a stamp set from my collection and got down to it.
I came up with this--
Once that was done, I used sponges too ink up the edges of the cardstock, one color for each side. When that was ready, I attached it to the front of a cardbase that matched one of the inks. The sentiment was done in the darkest color--here, an olive green.
I stamped and punched out more of the same flower in the same colors and inked the edges. I pulled out my glitter collection to do the centers, because I really love my shiny surfaces. These were adhered with some foam tape, but looked lonely without some foliage, so I went back and added some die cut leaves. The leaves were a bit dull on their own so I took my white gel pen and gave them a doodled look.
In my continuing search to make everything more shiny, I added rhinestones in the colors of everything else, and I called it done!
I barely remembered to get a photo before getting this thing into the mail, but it got off safely, and I hope it's now in a spot where Betty Ann can get a good look at it in some sunshine. The glitter looks best then, of course!
We are hoping Betty Ann is much better in a big hurry, and that her feet stay securely underneath her in the future. I'm sure all good energies sent her way would be very appreciated, as well!
Thank so much for stopping by!