Saturday, March 3, 2012

Well Worn Wishes

Just a brief post today with a card I made for a man in our church who has been sick this week.  I was originally trying to get the card done for the Paper Players Challenge #84, but I just found out about it that morning and couldn't finish the card in time.  Well, I could have, but I was almost finished a novel by Phillipa Gregory and I didn't want to leave it.  Anyway, I really liked the sketch, so went ahead, even though I only had 20 minutes to do it in.

I finished the card about forty minutes later, so didn't make the deadline.  I like the card, but I was rushed and would do some things differently next time.

I would have moved the Island Indigo panel higher so the sentiment wasn't cutting off the bottom circle and I would have backed the sentiment with a Modern Label punched from Island Indigo instead of Calypso Coral.  This is the first time I've used the Well Worn DSP from Stampin' Up and I really like it.  The colours in this piece are muted versions of the brighter colours I used on the panels.  The stamp sets I used were The Open Sea, Plane and Simple, Daring Adventure and Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I stamped the images in StazOn black on Very Vanilla and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  The ribbon is 1/8" taffeta in Early Espresso.  I sponged the panels and images with Early Espresso to make them look distressed.

Here's what is so wild.  When the man received his card, he asked how I knew that he used to be a sailor.  I didn't know.... but God did!  God even uses little things like this to bless us!  How cool is that?


  1. That's really neat; beautiful and manly card, my dear. Love you.

    1. Love you, too! Glad someone comments on my blogs!

  2. what a wonderful card ~ I love the 'well worn' DP ~ thanks for the love that you left on my your creativity and your heart! Have a blessed day!

  3. Very cool that he was a sailor! Love this card too!


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