Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dragonfly Get Well Card - GrandeMark Challenge Entry 2

No long ago, my eldest aunt had a minor stroke, so I had to churn out a personally hand made get well card.  She lives far away in New Brunswick.  One the one hand, she made out pretty lucky: she was at home (where healthcare coverage is readily at hand instead of in Florida helping with the grandkids) and it was on the right side of the brain (which controls creativity and the left side of the body.  The left side of the brain controls logic and speech.)  She was severely weakened and had to regain balance and strength, but her speech and logical brain functions were perfectly fine.  Losing speech and having to learn to read, write and speak all over again must be extremely frustrating for other stroke victims.  You know what you want to say or write, but it just doesn't come out right.  Thankfully, she was spared that extra stress.

I used another of my newest Accucut Craft dies on this one: Dragonfly #2.  I also used a custom made die I had done by their Custom Shape Pros.  It's one of the ovals from my Custom Locket Album die with a debossed pattern on the front.

I used a matching set of stamps from Close To My Heart.  The outside says: "Just a little prayer..." and the inside says, "... that God will keep you in his care."  I inked the oval a wee bit and I also distressed and inked the patterned paper.  I used Annabelle Stamps' icicle sprinkles to add a little twinkle.  I used the same card for a co-worker who is off for spinal surgery, since I sent the cards at the same time.

1 comment:

  1. Your card turned out beautifully :)
    So sorry to hear about your aunt, I hope her recovery is quick.


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