Last week, my daughter’s boyfriend had knee surgery:( Poor guy! He hurt it playing football for Delta College.
Shannon is currently in Southern California attending Loyola Marymont University, so she couldn’t be with him and was feeling really bad. She wanted to do something special to make him feel better. So, we talked … she knew she couldn’t take off school to travel home, so she decided to buy his Christmas present early, because it was something he could do while convalescing. She asked if I would wrap the gift and make a card to go with it. Then, she drew a funny cartoon to go inside the card, and sent me a picture so I could print it out.
Our plan worked! The surgery went well, and he was super happy to receive the gift and thoughtful card.
This is a fairly simple card. (I didn’t want to go too over the top and embarrass him.) Plus, it was the inside that was the important part.
I stamped the bear on watercolor paper with Archival Black ink, then used an Aqua Painter to watercolor him with Soft Suede and Delightful Dijon ink. After cutting the bear out with the coordinating Bear Hugs Framelits die, I wrapped his leg with some old retired twill tape.
The background papers are from the Warmth and Cheer Designer Paper Stack. That stack has lots of rustic designs and includes 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ double sided papers. There are 4 each of 12 designs. It’s a great bargain at only $10.
To finish my card, I created my own sentiment using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. I really love that stamp set!!! I find myself using it all the time. Plus, it’s perfect for masculine cards.
Supplies used on my card: