Thursday, July 11, 2013

Modern Wetlands, RS#71

Greetings, all! I was not able to make or post a card yesterday for good reason. My DH has been in the hospital with heart problems for the last several days and yesterday he had a quadruple bypass surgery performed. I didn't want to talk about it until after it was done because I was too scared! Thankfully he came out of the surgery with flying colors, and by evening we were watching Wheel of Fortune and then the Yankee game together. Phew, I'm so relieved! I'll keep you posted on his progress. 

I do have a simple card to share with you this morning before I head back over to the hospital. I already had the focal image stamped and waiting for some additional inspiration, so the card came together in a flash. I love how the Wetlands stamp set looks in a neutral color scheme and combined with the geometric patterns of the Modern Medley DSP. 

My inspiration was found at this weeks Retro Sketches challenge, but then again, their sketches always inspire me!

For my focal image, first I stamped the goose in Black Stazon onto Naturals Ivory Card Stock. I stamped again onto scrap paper, and cut the second image out for a mask. I adhered it over the first image with temporary adhesive, then stamped the grasses in Sahara Sand. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Wetlands
Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: Modern Medley
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Sahara Sand
Tools: 3/16" Corner Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Basics Designer Buttons

Inky hugs!


LeAnne said...

Oh my, I hope your DH recuperates quickly!! Yikes, that would be're both in my prayers! Now, your card is just calm & serene, it will be appreciated by anyone who receives it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and I'm so happy to hear that Bill is doing well! :-)

Unknown said...

Love this awesome card Sandy !! Would love for you to share it on the Catherine and Cathy Create card challenge this week - the theme is Buttons & Bows, and your use of ribbon and the button on this card is so cool !! Hope to see you over there AND hope your DH gets well soon !

Darnell said...

What a striking card, Sandy! A perfect guy card and a total winner to me! Thanks for the hol catty!!

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you join me at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

Amy O said...

I love this, Sandy! I love the neutral scheme with this set and I love how you stamped the tall grass around the goose. Glad to hear your hubby is doing well after surgery. What a terrifying thing to have to experience. I hope it is only blue skies from here on. Hugs!