I was thrilled to particpate this week as the recipients of this card are Traci's parents. Her mom suffers from MS and her dad just had knee replacement surgery, so both are residing in a rehabilitation/senior center at the moment. Traci recently visited them, but thought cards from the Tea Partiers would brighten their life now that she has crossed the mountains and gone home. Traci was my hostess with the mostest when I visited Colorado in May of 2009, along with a couple other stampers AND Mothermark too!!! What a fabulous time we had in Steamboat Springs!!!!
To create this card, no stamps were 'harmed' (or used, other than a Penny Black 'hugs' sentiment). Instead I finally used this fabulous extra long Spellbinder's border die that I purchased a long time ago. My original intentions for this die was to add various colors to the embossed areas, but for this card the pure white was perfect. I then added some random pearls on the embossed vine and also some larger pearls to the upper left. I heat embossed the sentiment.
I LOVE the results....a truly dramatic CAS card.....what do you think?????
Now the next card was last week's Tea Party card.......
We were making cards for Charlene's stepson, Jesse, who is suffering the results of an unexpected and vicious dog bite near his eye. Jess happens to be a NASCAR fan, so that was our theme for the week. However, there is a hole in my collection.....I do not have anything NASCAR related in my collection......not even after visiting my very first Hobby Lobby in North Carolina......which actually had a big race going on that very day near Charlotte. So I went at it with a sense of humor and figured even Dale Earnhardt probably started with a play car.......the sentiment was computer generated as was the checkered bkgd.
Thanks for stopping in today. If you have a chance, join us at the Tea Party each Tuesday.....a good time is had by all AND we do make a difference in the lives of our card reciipients. That is one of the joys in my retired life....to try to bring joy to others, both near and far.