Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thank you for your support!

This is my first card since my dh's kidney transplantation. I was not in the right mood for stamping up to now since there occured some severe complications during surgery. But now there is some hope that the kidney nevertheless might start to work, and I wanted to give with this card a big hug to all of you who sent me and my dh so many wonderful supportive mails and get-well wishes. You bloggers are just incredible wonderful and caring people!

I stamped the butterfly image (Stamp-It) with white Brilliance ink onto burgundy cardstock. White Brilliance ink works pretty well on dark cardstock, I just added some white crayon on the bolder parts of the picture to later make the other crayon colors pop out a little bit more. Then I added some color with crayons and outlined the butterflies with a white gelly pen, and I accentuated the swirls with a white and a black gelly pen - you know, no card is truly mine without black and white contrast... I worked in a similar way with the sentiment (Wordsworth). The background panel is cuttlebug embossed and then slightly wiped with some white ink. I distressed the edges of all the panels and added a corner die cut (Sizzix Sizzlits Architectural Corners) onto the image panel.

Again - thank you all, and please keep us in your thoughts - we still have a long way to go until we'll be back in normal life.


Sankari W. said...

Christiane! You are the technique QUEEN!!! I love the way the crayon pops out the stamped image - WOW! and the swirls and whirls are beautiful and elegant! Lovely colors too!!!

So happy to hear that there is progress - and however slow - it is still progress!!! Please tell your DH that there are people all over the world sending him support and strength and good wishes for a speedy recovery :) Hope you are taking care of yourself too!
Sending you a ton of hugs,

(ps - thanks for the sweet comment on the brick wall - I don't know what I was thinking to do that --- never again!!! LOL!!!)

Sankari W. said...

Christiane - I am always so happy whenever I see your beautiful name in the comment section! YOU are so sweet! I hope that you receive something in the mail very soon -again it is something small - but with it, I am sending you a ton of love and hugs and best wishes for you and your DH! Hope he is doing well!
love love love and hugZ!
sankari :)