Saturday, October 3, 2009

Card for Joan

One of my friends at Club Posh suffered a stroke recently, so I made this card for her today. I am craving autumn (it is in the eighties and humid here, phooey!), so I chose that as my theme. The background is another piece from that large blotter paper background that I made months ago. For those who don't know, I started with the paint spattered newsprint I use as a blotter under my stamping, then added more color, stamped images, etc. to make an interesting and rather random background.

The leaves, acorn and pumpkin (all by Posh Impressions) were stamped on alcohol ink backgrounds I made some time ago, using pigment ink and embossing powder to really make the lines pop. They were then cut out and glued onto the background. I was worried that the background paper would be too dark and/or busy for the word stamp, so I used my finger to rub some white chalk onto the background. I didn't want to obscure the background, just lighten it, and I am very happy with the results.

I just hope the card brings Joan some cheer.

I am nearly done with the hat for Liat's friend Eden. I hope my next post will feature a photo of all the hats I haven't yet shown you. And just in case I wasn't already getting just the tiniest bit weary of hats, I promised to knit one for each of my two nephews in Jerusalem yesterday. Their sister wants a scarf. Bless her heart!


Grandma Elsie said...

What a pretty card. I am sure it will cheer her and she will treasure it for ever.
I am off to and old fashion day out the street aways from me about 5 miles.
Hope I can walk a bit too.

Tama said...

I hope your friend feels better soon! The card is beautiful - fall is my favorite :D
Looking forward to the hats!

Joansie said...

The card is beautiful and I'm sure Joan will really like it and it will brighten her day.

Sandy said...

This is a beautiful card and will make your friend feel better - guaranteed.