Monday, October 6, 2008

It's Been a While....




But finally I'm starting to get back into the swing of things.... We had a death in the family a couple of weeks ago, and my oldest injured his knee. I took him for an MRI last week, and we found out he's got a torn meniscus, a torn ACL, and a popliteal cyst. I have to take him to the orthopedist on Thursday. Can you say, "surgery?" Oy! Anyway, I made a few of this card to send to my aunt and to a couple of other people. The base of the card is Tangerine Tango card stock, with layers of Pacific Point and Whisper White card stocks. I sponged Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, and Pacific Point inks onto the Whisper White layer (I love that gradient sky look) and stamped the daisies and the sentiment in Basic Brown ink. I punched out the sentiment with the large oval punch and layered it onto Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango card stocks which were punched out with the designer label punch and the 1-3/8" circle punch. I finished it off by tying a Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon around the Pacific Point layer and popping up the layered sentiment on dimensionals. I think my aunt will like this card. What do you think?

20 comments:

Carrie said...

I love your card. It's really beautiful the way you sponged the different colors. I'll have to try that. I've also been seeing alot of brayered backgrounds that give a similar effect. I have to try that, too!

Lisa Page said...

Love it! What Carrie said! Some sets are perfect for brayered/sponged backgrounds and I think the Upsy daisy set is one of them. Good luck to your son- they can do a lot with arthroscopes now-a-days (I'm a dormant surgical technologist) and the results are fantastic!

June said...

This card is simply stunning! I am so glad I picked up this set... I'm seeing so many beautiful examples, like yours, that make me drool!!! hee hee... TFS this beauty!

Jen said...

Your sponged sky is gorgeous and I love the stamped off daisies! Really pretty card!

Stephanie said...

Nicely done!

Mindy Ussery said...

The sponging technique is really cool on this card. :)

Hope your son is better in no time...

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Beautiful....Love it!

Hope everyone heals quickly (inside and out)!

Kat said...

This card is wonderful. I am sure it will bring peace to the recipients after your loss. Good luck with the knee injury. I have been there although mine was not quiet that severe.

jazzystamper said...

Glad to see your back... Im sorry also for your loss. I think your Aunt will love this heartfelt card it is stunning. The sponging effect has been done brilliantly. You have done a wonderful job.

Jaz xox

Tai said...

Eileen:

This card is awesome.

Tai

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Catrules said...

Wow love your card! Great job!

Hope your son is better soon.

SGS grp 4

TiStampsUp said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and the injury! Hope everything turns out ok.

Beautiful card!

Kirsten said...

Ooohhh that background is soooo pretty. It is just perfect for the daisies.


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Shellie G. said...

The card is fantastic I took like the gradient sky look. I'm sorry about your loss and also about your son. He's got a fairly long recovery road ahead of him. My daughter had her acl replaced last spring and after many months of p.t. is pretty much back to normal. Goodluck with it all.

Stephanie said...

wow! this card is stunning! i love all of the colors and how the flowers appear to be in a field!
great job!

Twila said...

I think she will love it. What pretty colors. Love the soft feel to it.

TiStampsUp said...

Eileen!

I've dropped the blogging group, but I want to keep you on my "blogs I stalk" list. hehe. I simply adore you and appreciate all the kind words you've given me recently. You're an amazing person and a great mother.

Please! Let's keep in touch!

Ti

Shellie G. said...

we sure are missing you. everything going okay? looking forward to when you can update your blog again :-)
Hope to "see" you soon!

Jan said...

I love that Upsy Daisy set, it's so darn versatile! Jan SCS Bloggers Group 4

Jan said...

Hope things are settling back into place for you....Hang in there! Jan
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