I am well and truly back the washing is all sorted and lots of other jobs have been done. I am slowly catching up with my crafty projects. It did take me a while to get back into the swing of things, I am lucky that I get so much time to play in the summer.
Sadly while we were away the lady who plays the piano for most of our church services had a stroke and was taken into hospital. She is quite poorly and it will be a while before we know how much she has been affected. I decided to make a card to send to her.
I wanted to make something bright and cheerful and I also wanted a musical element to the card. I remembered a card I had made before in browns and I decided to adapt the design, I made the backing paper first by stamping both sizes of butterfly from Visible Image in four shades of Distress Ink they were then heat embossed with a clear powder and the whole page was inked over in two shades of blue Distress Ink. I do like my Distress Inks.
For the topper I found some free printable pink music paper on the internet. I cut it to size with one of my Tonic square dies this made cutting the mat for it easier. I stamped the Visible Image Inkcognito Butterfly with Perfect Medium and I heat embossed it with some gold powder. On some separate card I stamped the Large butterfly which was heat embossed and then inked over with two shades of Distress ink this I cut out by hand, I found a small "Best Wishes" stamp for the corner. The topper was mounted on foam tape. I cut tattered lace musical notes die four times and added them to the design.
I do hope this card cheers the lady up a bit. She has done so much for our church I hope that she gets better soon.
I am enjoying having the time to craft that the summer holidays brings. I hope you are having a good week.
I would like to enter this for the Challenge 72 at Crafting from the Heart and