Hello Again!! I spent a lot of time uploading cards to my splitcoaststampers gallery. Then I decided to check some blog challenges...and lo andbehold! The Paper Players Challenge has a Friday night deadline! Thank goodness it's on Pacific time! Well, not to be dismayed by a fast-approaching deadline, I made this very fast card. Very fast...not necessarily very good! (The picture is worse! LOL!) It's actually not bad, and with some tweeking, could look rather nice, I think!
I needed a thank you for an amazing ministry supporter. Monday morning, he brought his wife by the Clinic. She is a volunteer nurse. When they arrived, they saw graffiti spray painted on our building. I had not yet arrived, because I was scheduled to work 12-8. When I did arrive, this man was outside, with a power washer, paint thinner, etc. He was working for hours in the summer heat to clean up the mess! What a blessing! All of my thank you cards are so girly...and this is the first chance I have had to make something a bit more masculine.
All of the products used are from Stampin' Up! The card base is early espresso. I added a layer of not quite navy and the new Well Worn dsp (love it!) which had been cut with the Top Note die and my big shot. I taped them together, then ran it through the big shot with the square lattice folder. Don't forget the fun option of embossing your designer paper! Next, I stamped Kind Thanks from "Thank You Kindly" set in early espresso on very vanilla card stock. Next, I did a bit of paper piercing. This is a rare feature for me. My left hand is quite weak, so I did not hold my mat pack/template very still...need some practice. I used the new cajun craze striped grosgrain ribbon, a cajun button from the regals collection, and linen thread to finish it off.
So...this card goes to Dave...a great guy with a great heart!
Maybe next week, I'll join thePaper Players a little bit earlier!