Thursday 2 February 2017

Saying It With Flowers

Hi all.  We have a friend who had a very nasty accident a few days ago and this is for her.  She was crossing the road and went under the wheel of a bus and unfortunately had to have part of her left leg amputated.  It was such a shock when we heard the news but she seems really positive, as she says it could have been so much worse.  We haven't seen her yet, but I have sent this card and hope she likes it.

For the card I used:

Altenew Freebie Stamps and  dies which came with a magazine a while ago.  (NBUS never before used Schtuff)
Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, Cranberry, Lettuce and Bottle Inks.
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain.
Archival Black Ink.
Cream Dovecraft Base Card about 6" square.
Snippet of White Card.

I began by stamping the flowers using a snippet of white card and my Misti.  There are three stamps and I started with the base layer stamp using the lightest colour Sunshine Yellow, followed by the second stamp in Spiced Marmalade, and then the smallest stamp in Cranberry, and this last stamp I twisted slightly and added the Walnut Stain too.  I did three of these flowers and then die cut them with the die that came with the set.

I then made six leaves using another snippet of white card.  The first two of the three leaf stamps using the Lettuce ink which obviously looks darker with the second layer, and then finishing with the smallest stamp using the Bottle.  I then die cut them.

I stamped the sentiment into place using the Misti and the Black ink which I covered with Wow Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and heat set.

I then adhered the flowers and leaves using Pinflair Glue Gel for a bit of dimension, and I shaped them a little with my bone folder.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Weeks 265 and 266 where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
NBUS Challenge No. 10 - (No Optional Twist).


scrappymo! said...

What a terrible accident. Your poor friend!
I hope she has a good recovery from the physical pain and with friends like you, a good recovery from the emotional aftermath.

Your card is really pretty and I am sure will be well loved by her.

PS The Yupo is indeed synthetic and i actually melted one piece trying to get that first stamp to dry as of course I had stamped a couple of the pieces.

I have since watched a video on Lavinia website and dusting the inked sheet with embossing powder before you stamp an image with archival ink helps it set to the paper better! Will try that next time.

Mrs A. said...

Oh my, what a terrible accident to happen to your friend. The card you have made will be sure to help cheer her up. I love the the bright colours of the flowers. Hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's accident, Pat. This beautiful card is sure to brighten your friend's day. The flowers and leaves are so gorgeous with the layering of colours. xx

Sarn said...

What a pretty card. How shocking for your friend, but brilliant that she's remaining positive.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh WOW Pat, that made me wince, your poor poor friend!! But, like she so bravely said, it, so easily, could have been so much worse! I'm sure your fabulous card will cheer her up! That card base is so pretty and those cheerful flowers are just beautiful! Have a lovely day and wish your friend a speedy recovery from me in blogland! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Barb said...

I'm sorry sorry to hear about your friends accident Pat. What a terrible thing to happen. I'm sure your lovely card will help to cheer her. I love the way you have used your Altenew stamps. It's a beautiful card. Barbxx

Kath said...

A beautiful card and I'm sure your friend will love it. I hope she makes a speedy recovery after such an awful accident.
Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my goodnes Pat what an awful thing to happen to your friend, you just never know the minute, but it sounds as if she is being really brave and positive, and I'm sure your beautful card will be much loved. I do hope she makes a good recovery and her spirits keep up, Kate x

Bonnie said...

A wonderful job of compound stamping, Pat! The colors blend so beautifully! I hope your friend has a complete recovery! I know she'll enjoy this card!

nancy littrell said...

Your flowers and leaves are Stunning, Pat. I love your beautiful die cut border too. Your girl friend is going to love her card...and she will not have to water these flowers. Your friends positive attitude is half the battle to getting well again :-) TFS...Would she like a card from a stranger, but a friend of yours? I would be happy to send her a card and I am sure some of your other stamping friends would too.


Di said...

What a lovely snippets card Pat, beautifully designed and made as always. What a shocking accident happened to your friend, and how positive she sounds. Sending best wishes for her recovery.


Di xx

Janice said...

I have this freebie set too Pat, to date, still unused! Seeing your gorgeous card, I may just have to have a go myself.
So sorry to hear about your friend, what a positive attitude she has - amazing.
Janice x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my heart goes out to your friend, Pat, but it's wonderful to hear that she has a positive attitude!!!!! Hope she will be out of hospital very soon!!!! The card you have made for her is sooooo beautiful - the yellow roses are stunning and the butterfly die you have used is really lovely!!! A wonderful CAS look, my friend!!!! Your friend is going to appreciate this card so much!!!!!
Have a great day!!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Such a pretty card! So sad about your friend's accident--I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
:) Marie

MaryH said...

Amazing freebie, and how stunningly you have used it. Your friend's accident sounds horrific, but as she is being positive, at least she's still here to tell the tale. I'm so glad she is able to see the positive too! Your lovely card will cheer her no end, and I love the colors you've chosen for the flowers. The delicate lace edge adds even more elegance. Best wishes to your friend for a good recovery & rehab. TFS & Hugs

Darnell said...

You really did a brilliant job with layering those flowers, Pat! This is a gorgeous card and I'm sure it will bring your friend much comfort and cheer! I'm very sorry about the terrible accident. Her positive outlook will go far in helping her deal with the long-term impact on her life. I wish her well! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10!! Hugs, Darnell