Monday, July 24, 2017

A Masculine Card


  

Our heat wave ended last night; the A/C is off; windows are open! We had an ‘it’s-going-to-rain-any-minute’ weather on Saturday so we opted to stay home – but it didn’t actually rain here until after supper but it was hot and humid so not very pleasant outside. Sunday was also a chance of a thunderstorm but we decided we were tired of staying home and we decided to take a trip up to Sarnia and take a nice leisurely ferry ride up and down the St. Clair River. We invited one of my best friends to join us. She is a widow and a bit lonely and bored on the weekends. Here’s a picture of us by the ferry. 



 The ferry - family run;  friendly staff; wonderful cruise!


 On the Ferry


And after the ferry ride we bought veggie burgers and fries under the Blue Water Bridge. It didn’t rain until late last night when another thunderstorm came through.

  

I will get to the card in a minute but first I want to share this picture with you.
The lady on the left is my almost-79 year old sister, Pearl. The lady on the left is her daughter, Jennifer. They are with their guide. They just did a six hour white water rafting trip down the Ottawa River! She is something else, that sister of mine. She is a stage 4 colon cancer survivor too! Her huge garden, which she looks after herself, is like a miniature Royal Botanical Garden and is a favourite on the garden tours; and she loves zip lining too! What an inspiration for all!



And now for the card! I’m always trying to find new ways to make masculine cards….so they look nice but no bows; glitter, etc. Here’s one that I quite like.






I used the same technique as described in a post from last week by sponging on ink through a die cut template. This time I made a straight line near the bottom in darker ink so the truck (an old Tim Holtz stamp)  would not look like it’s floating – it looks like it’s a bit airborne on a rough road but that’s okay. This was then mounted on a piece of designer paper from the stash that luckily was in the same colour family and then onto a Kraft card base. I hand cut the banner and then added the black peel-off sentiment. The inside says, “You’re not old; you’re a classic”.



That’s all for a cool and cloudy Monday, July 24, 2017.

Cheers

Violet


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