Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SFYTT Finally

I didn't realize I haven't posted in a month! But there's been some good reasons - Grant and I went to Vegas, when we came home I just had no crafting mojo, then lately, I've been busy getting everything in order for my trip to Haiti. I will be going with Project Medishare to volunteer my nursing skills in Haiti, which is still suffering devastating effects from the earthquake over one year ago. I have chosen to go here as opposed to somewhere like Japan that recently had a tsunami or the US that has lost a lot due to recent tornadoes because unlike those two countries, Haiti does not have the resources or capacity to rebuild as easily. Not to belittle those events at all, but I just feel personally that my nursing skills would best serve those in Haiti. I am not going until July but I am already so excitedd.

Anyways, primarily because of those things, I have only just gotten around to creating a card for this months SFYTT. I'm trying to focus on making thank you cards especially to be able to send out to those who have helped donate towards my trip to Haiti.
This card uses a lot of items that are now retired, but I just had to use them because I hardly did when they were available. I coloured the floral image using my stampin' markers and then once it was stamped, I went over the petals to give a little more detail - it's hard to see in the photo. Although the yellow is actually a muted daffodil delight, I used so saffron cardstock and ink because I liked the way it looked better.

Stamps: SU Inspired by Nature, Tiny Tags
Ink: SU markers in melon mambo, regal rose, wild wasabi, so saffron
Paper: SU ww, so saffron, sweet stitches dsp (retired)
Ribbon: SU ww 3/8" taffeta
Punches: SU jewelry tag punch
Button: SU daffodil delight sweet stitches big button (retired)
Misc: SU circle cutter, embroidery thread