Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Set of Note Cards

This past week I took my mother up to a hospital for a gamma knife surgery.  (She suffers from trigeminal neuralgia)  The doctors were fabulous, but if anything, the nurse was out of this world!!!  Clare, the nurse was with my mom every step of the day, everywhere they had to be.  Clare also got breakfast for my mom, helped her and cleaned her up...above and beyond the call of duty.  We are going back for a followup visit on Wednesday, so I made a set of note cards for her, as a way of saying thank you.  Here is what it looks like:

It is a fairly simple card to make.  I pulled out papers that were leftovers from years ago when I went to a class at CKC in Philadelphia.  Then I went to work!  I used an embossing folder for the base paper.  I took a 3 1/2 inch sheet of black designer paper and used an edge punch by EK Success, and centered this on a base sheet.  Next I cut a 1 1/2 inch strip of black cardstock and layered a piece of ribbon that was 1 1/4 inches wide.  There was a solid piece of white ribbon with a heart in the center, and sheer ribbon on the sides, trimmed in gold.  I then cut a circle and a scalloped circle out and used a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps that said "Hi and Hello" and stamped on the white circle.  I added faux stitch lines around the edge and popped the circle on the scalloped circle and then on the ribbon.   As a final touch, I punched out 2 very small butterflys, glued them together separating the wing, and placed it off center of the sentiment. I like the over all appearance.  What do you think?

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Avril Ann said...

Fabulous card hun, so glad your mum got great care, it is refreshing to hear this, as most comments about hospitals and such are very negative, hope she continues to improve hun, thank you for playing along with us at Creative Craft Challenges2, this fortnight, good luck xxxx

Miri said...

The card looks great. I'm sure the fabulous nurse will be very happy about it. Isn't it nice to see what you can do with old and forgotten craft items?!
Well done and thanks for taking part in the Daring Cardmaker's challenge.

Jessi Fogan said...

What a wonderful little gift! I hope your mom is recovering quickly :)
Thanks for coming to play with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

(PS - did you know you have Word Verification turned on? It is Blogger's default setting.)

Chitra Nair said...

Such a lovely creation.. Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT...