What a fun day today. I skipped from work (I'm the boss) and stayed home to do more painting on the house before the rain and wind sets in tonight. So... while I cook dinner I thought I'd post this card that I made two days ago for one of my clients.
Jerry came up to Campbell River last Friday to attend a funeral and near the end of the funeral his sister had to rush him to the hospital because he couldn't move his left arm. Turns out he had a stroke due to bleeding on the brain. To make a long story short, I thought we were going to lose him but... my Korean Veteran started coming around! He is still paralized on his left side but we are hoping that when the pressure on the brain slowly goes away he will regain use of his left appendages. I'm thinking positive!
I put this card together because Jerry was a commercial fisherman after the war and he would go fishing today but his body is slowing down which makes it hard to launch a boat. He just LOVES fishing!
There are two sentiments on the inside of the card. One is 'Get Well Soon' from Stampin' Up! and the other is one from Stampscapes. I embossed all images with clear embossing powder, doing each one as it was stamped. The background was brayered with a 'Big and Juicy' pad and then Raspberry at the top to intensify the colour a wee bit more. Only one print was used for background paper. I was inspired by the colours in the maple leaves which don't really show well.
Here is the recipe!
Stamps - Stampscapes & Stampin' Up!
302A - Gulls
266D - Tree cluster
195G - Pines and Rocks
048E - Lakeside Cove
166A - Rowboat
Archival black ink, Big and Juicy, Adirondack Raspberry Dye Ink
Paper - Glossy, Bazzil, Staples 110 lb. white, Indian Summer - Aspen - Basic Grey
White pen for highlights
Marth Stewart photo corner punch
Thanks for looking and may you have the most wonderful week!
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