EBTKS Challenge 12: String

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I'm still in shock at how, insanely, warm it is outside.  Yesterday it got up to 84 degrees!  Last night, BJ served the guys at City Union Mission.  So, after dinner, I took the kiddos to the park.  We barely made it home in time to get baths, do our reading work, and head to bed.  We were just having so much fun!  You should've seen Adina running around so happy, not knowing what to do first.  It was super cute!  She's feeling so much better, too... no more fever, but she and Ezekiel, both, still have runny noses.  Ick!

I've got Everything But the Kitchen Sink's Challenge 12: String, for you, today.
I came up with another sympathy card.  This one was for BJ's grandfather.  (See yesterday's A Slice of Life post.)

I started his card by clear embossing the tree image to the top half of the Always Artichoke, cardstock, card face, which had its upper corners rounded.  I, then, used a cotton ball to daub Moonlight White ink over the entire image.  The piece of kraft cardstock was torn, across the top edge, and belted with the perfect color of polka dot, patterned paper, which I, then, machine stitched a white-threaded, zig-zag stitch down either side of, before adhering it, below the tree, to the card face.  I, then, wrapped white string around the card face, over the patterned paper, three times and adhered the sentiment piece over the top of.  The sentiment had been stamped, in Close to Cocoa ink, with the "Sharing in your Sorrow" sentiment; distressed with Chamomile and Chai inks; and had its bottom corners rounded.  Finally, a color-coordinating button was laced with more white string, tied in a knot, and adhered in the foliage of the tree, and the edges of the entire card face were distressed with Moonlight White ink.

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers (SU) Paper: Always Artichoke (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); kraft (Best Occasions); patterned paper (?) Ink: Close to Cocoa (SU); Moonlight White (Brilliance) Other: clear embossing powder; white thread and sewing machine; string; button (Paper Studio); Corner punch (SU)

8 comments:

Jenny said...

Very nicely done... so sweet of you.

Tammy said...

Love all of your element on your card here--from the torn paper to the lone button on the great tree image! Great string treatment too!

Karen B. said...

Simply lovely, so sorry for the loss though. I'm sure that whomever receives this will surely appreciate its beauty.

Courtney Baker said...

Great card. I love that background. Thanks for playing!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

I love your card, sorry it had to be for this occasion though.

Lisa Petrella said...

What an earthy and beautiful card!

Winter said...

What a great card! I love the warm colors! Thanks so much for playing with us in the challenge! :)

Laural-Lee said...

This is a beautiful card. I like it's warmth and elegance.