Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Send It...Even If They Are Better By The Time It Arrives!
Today's card is for my friend Judi's husband, Danny. (shhh Judi, don't tell Danny :) He hasn't been feeling well and I thought a little card might provide a pick-me-up. Of course, since they live far away from Denver, it's possible that by the time this card arrives Danny will be feeling 100% - I can only hope! I'm going to send the card anyway - hoping and praying that by the time he gets it he really won't need the get well wishes anymore :) I think this is a great rule to have with cards - send them - even if the event will have passed by the time the card arrives. As the saying goes, it's the thought that counts :)
The UPS man arrived at my door today with a Stampin' Up! package and I couldn't wait to break out this motorcycle stamp! What a great all-purpose image to use - especially for masculine cards...although I'd be the first one to admit that motorcycles are as much for women as they are for men! Except in Atlanta...I owned a motorcycle there and I think my mom added quite a few gray hairs to her beautiful head when she used to see me riding down her street and away from her house. Motorcycles and crazy drivers in Atlanta are not a good combination...anyway, I digress...so, I used the faux wood technique for the background panel - I'll have to do a video - it's a super simple technique and it creates a great effect. I used my bone folder to break down the fibers in the corners of the Very Vanilla panel and peeled back a layer of the card stock to give the corners a sueded look. I did a ton of sponging (on the card stock and on my fingers)! I hope you like it! If you can't wait another minute to own this great motorcycle stamp, feel free to shop HERE now :)