Wednesday, 17 April 2013

For my aunt ...

.... I've made a thank you card for someone very special to me - my Aunty Sue.  My Mum has had to go into hospital today to have a couple of stents put into her heart - and I can't be be there, but Susie will be.  She has done so much for my Mum while we've been in the States - I can't begin to thank her enough.  But I can send her a card to say thanks.


Stamps: Stampendous - Mega Thanks; CAS-ual Friday Stamps - Loving Thoughts
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! Card - Garden Green; Promarkers - Indigo Blue, True Blue, Blue Pearl, Pine; White Lustre card; Ribbon

I used a few challenges to make this card and they are:




I love the fresh cool colours from the Ribbon Reel challenge and I enjoy creating graduated shades too, and I have the perfect BIG word to show off the graduated shades of blue.  I used three blue promarkers to create the ombre effect and stamped the word directly onto the paper, and the cut out each letter.  I cut a panel of green card for the mount and stamped the word "thanks" again directly onto the white panel and then glued on the cut out letters.  I stamped the "for all you do" directly onto the card and added some cream chiffon ribbon around the white panel and a bow on top.  I finished the front by adding a few tiny flowers coloured to match the mega word.  For the inside I kept it perfectly simple with the phrase "what would I do without you?"


I'll be talking to Susie later today to find out how Mum is - I know it's a fairly straightforward procedure (indeed, Jonathan had it done in 2009) and that Mum will be fine. 

That's all for now - do drop by later - I've a card to share for this month's Waltzingmouse Blog Party.  See you then!

11 comments:

Paula (PEP) said...

Hope all goes well.
Paula (PEP)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love this graphic card - the way you've coloured your word and the flowers is beautiful! You're lucky to have your Aunt, and she's lucky to have you, too! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Marisa said...

Wonderfully use of the technique on the sentiment and the flowers :) Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!

Jacqueline said...

A lovely card - hope everything goes OK - Jacqueline xx

Nancy said...

How sweet of you and your Aunt is going to be thrilled! Your card is wonderful..love those letters! Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS~

Susan said...

Glad your aunty has stepped in to help. It would be difficult to be so far away when your mother needs help! Love your thanks card and I bet your aunt will too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this big sentiment, what a fantastic thank you card. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

vicki dutcher said...

Fabulous way to use the technique! Thanks for joining in with Just Us Girls!

Jeanne J said...

What a sweet card - I really like how the letters are graduated - really drew me in for a closer look - hope your mom is doing ok - I know you must be thinking of her non stop!

Pauline said...

This is fab Deborah, the letters really pop with these beautiful blues you used.
Thanks for joining us at TRR this week!

~Tammy~ said...

What a sweet card and I hope all is going fine with your Mom! I know you aunt will appreciate your special made card for her!

Thank you for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!

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