Tia's Tips: There is so much going on in our world today. Help make a difference by sharing a gift of handmade kindness! I recently took the opportunity to send cards to total strangers-to brighten their day and lift up their spirits. Besides family and friends, look at your local schools, hospitals, nursing/Alzheimer facilities, shelters (human and animal) just to name a few!
Sponsor: The Greeting Farm- https://thegreetingfarm.com/
Stamp Set: Get Well Soon- https://thegreetingfarm.com/search?type=product&q=*Get%20Well%20Soon*
I was really excited to work on this card this week. See, my husband is an addiction's nurse and I have been looking for an adorable stamped image of a MALE NURSE! So when I was looking over the stamps at The Greeting Farm, I was so excited to find this set.
Over the last 2 years, I have had the great fortune to work from home. It has been my husband who from the first day the Pandemic was announced continued to have authorization to leave home and head to his clinic each morning (at 4:30 a.m.) to continue to serve and support those battling addiction. He did and continues to do the majority of our shopping on his way home each day. Again, I am a VERY fortunate lady!
My husband is partnered in his clinic by an enormously talented and sweet young lady that we have dubbed "his little sister". The two are 25 years apart in age and yet are remarkably alike! Supporting, joking and lifting each other through what would otherwise be a very long and draining workday.
So that is the inspiration behind my project. I have made a card for each, which can stand at their desks for all to see!
I started out using alcohol ink on Yupo paper for fun backgrounds and then die cut out the star. I liked the bright look against white and decided against any other pattern paper. Until, I remembered this adorable paper pack from Doodlebug "So Much Pun" and thought the 'pills' really went with what they do-so I split the page with the design paper. I used word dies for the 'Thank you' and cut out three and stacked them for some dimension. I used die cut letters from Cuttlebug to add their names, because who doesn't like personalized cards!
The sentiments are from the set, and I heat embossed them for dimension and shine. I stamped each nurse with my Misti and then masked them and stamped the medical cart. Since they don't use carts, I cut the wheels off-so it looks like a table and added the Rx jar.
COPIC COLORS USED:
Scrubs: B04; B06; T3 Shoes: 100
Hair: C1; C3; C5
Skin: E00; E21; BV00
Scrubs: B04; B06; RV13; T3 Shoes: 100
Hair: E18; E47; E49; 110
Skin: E00; E21; E11; BV00
I cannot wait to give them these cards and I know their patients will love them and also be reminded to give them some thanks for the incredible work they are doing.
There are so many opportunities to reach beyond yourself and share your art and your cards! So get busy making something you can share!