Sunday, January 6, 2013

Well Soon

Almost the first week of January gone...51 to go. Yikes.  My nephew explained to me over the holidays why the years seem to go by so fast as we get older.  At 10 years old, 1 year equals 10% of your 50, one year equals 2% of your life. That is about as good an explanation as I have heard yet.

My Dad isn't feeling well, he is down with a cold.  So I made him a card to cheer him up.  By the time it makes it to the west coast, I am hoping he is on the mend.

I made a shaped card using Spellbinders Reverse Wonky shape, it is just so much fun.  I cut two shapes out, then left one inside the die.  I first stamped Old Letter Writing on it in versa mark.  I waited for it to dry (but perhaps not quite long enough)  Then with the die still in place I added Antique Linen and Peeled Paint ink.  Then I cut out a small section from patterned paper much like the inking colors. I traced the inside of the die on the wrong side of the patterned paper, because I wanted that white edge all around the card.  Next I punched a border, also cutting the length on the inside border of the die. Next, I stamped the leaves and the sentiment.  I added ribbon to the patterned paper bit, adheared it to the card face, then added the edge punched strip.

Once the front was complete, I scored the second die cut and adhered it to the back of the front panel completing the card.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Ink: Distress(peeled paint, antique linen), versa mark, versa fine (onyx black)
Die: reverse wonky, Spellbinders
Stamp: all Hero Arts, CL574, S4878, F4321
Cardstock: DCVW
Patterned Paper: Sugar Rush
Fiber: Celebrate Ribbon
Card Size: 4.75 by 3 inches


Unknown said...

Beautiful inking, Cat. Love the subtle texture from the Old Letter Writing stamp. Hope he feels better soon too!

Martha said...

OH Cat, YEA! You found the Reverse Wonky dies! This turned out beautifully! I love the inking and design. Great job! Your dad will enjoy receiving it.

I agree about time appearing to fly as we get older. Enjoyed your nephew's explanation.

Happy crafting!

MS said...

ooohh, beautiful! I love that shape and your coloring is so pretty! I hope your dad feels better!