Monday, August 16, 2010

Yet Another Monday

Wow!  That was a busy weekend, I was a bit happy for Monday to come around because it meant there really wasn’t much to do (I’m a teacher, and I still have 3 weeks left of my summer vacation)!  I ended up cleaning the downstairs level before coming up to the cabana to tidy and craft.

Yesterday I made 2 cards – one for my hubby’s grandfather’s birthday, and one as a get well card for my dad.  He’s still stuck in the hospital waiting on an appointment at another hospital for a test.  Let’s hope he goes tomorrow so he can get home asap.  He’s getting a little stir crazy – the man is not used to chilling out for so long.  Not to mention hospital food…

Anyway, I digress.  Here is the card I made for Grandpa’s birthday:

Grandpa's Birthday

His reaction, and I quote: “well, this is a keeper”!  That made me so happy!  The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Capella 6x6 paper stack.  I just sponged the edges with some Distressed Ink (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, and Antique Linen).  The ripped edges on the top and bottom of the greeting layer were created using a technique I learned at a course I took last weekend, taught by Jen Starr.  I will hopefully get a little tutorial up in the next couple of days to show you how I did it (it’s more than just ripping paper and sponging it – but it’s super easy).  The sentiment is from a clear stamp set I bought at Michaels – but I can’t remember who made it.  I stamped it on the natural coloured Neenah paper with Rich Cocoa memento ink, ripped it out, and sponged it with some of the same colours I used on the base layer.

This is what the inside looked like:

Grandpa's Birthday inside w wm 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!


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