Monday, July 2, 2018

Long Time No See

Hello!  It's been a while.  We were away on vacation and getting back in the stamping groove has been difficult.  I've started sorting through the 200+ pictures I took and now I'm finally coloring again, but today I have a card I made before vacation.  I wanted it to be received before I posted it.  My friend was having cataract surgery and I felt this Whipper Snapper Get Well Dog with his bandaged eye would be fun to send.




Isn't that eye chart paper the most perfect thing?  It's actually a reminder postcard sent by our ophthalmologist.  I saved it a while back just in case I could upcycle it for a card, and then the ideal occasion came along.  I didn't want to cover up too much and lose the effect, but it needed something so I made the skinny oval frame to define the dog's space.

Coloring is Copics on X-Press It Blending Card.  A minimal color palette and the frame popped up helps set it apart from the busy background.  It was a happy time creating this card!




I'll be back again on Wednesday.  Take care till we meet again!


Stamps:  Whipper Snapper Get Well Dog  Paper:  X-Press It Blending card for dog, Neenah 110 lb white (colored with Copics) for hearts, SU Cool Caribbean for frame and card base, postcard from ophthalmologist for eye chart background  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Cameo Coral for sentiment, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Paper Smooches Hearts, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

24 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

EEEEK!!!! This is terrific! LOVE the Bg - Clever you to save that! Beautiful pup and altogether a fabulous card! Welcome home!

Donna Ellis said...

Glad you are home from your travels, and sorting through 200 photos! Yikes! I can hardly wait to see them! Your card is OH SO CUTE! I hope you scanned the post card before using it, for future use because it is the best background EVER! I love everything about your card, especially the oval, and recovering doggy in the "corner" of the oval. Can ovals have corners? It's a fantastic card your friend will cherish. hugs, de

Glenda Brooks said...

Such a lovely card! I love all the elements and the little dog is such a cutie pie! As always great coloring! Hope your vacation was a great one!

Sherri said...

Oh, I LOVE this card! Perfect for eye surgery!! I love Whipper Snapper stamps but rarely buy them since they don't have an angel policy and a lot of my cards go for craft shows. Darn! I've even written them to see if they would change the policy, but no luck. Saving that post card was brilliant! It makes the perfect background for your adorable dog! And I just saw the link to your craft room this morning. WOW! I thought I was organized, but you have me beat by a country mile!

Pauline said...

Oh my goodness, what a perfect card for your friend! Your dog is so sweet along with those hearts to show a bit of love. The background is fabulous - great idea to save that. Your complete layout is wonderful, the colours are perfect together, and love the happy healing sentiment, it's just an all around perfect card. Glad you had a good time away, looking forward to seeing some of your photos when time allows. Have a wonderful day. It's a holiday here in Canada since July 1st was yesterday, we have today off. It's already 100F at 8:00am - will get up to about 115F today. It's been like this since friday and will continue all week. Just hoping for a bit of rain as they do forecast when you get hot temps like this, but sometimes they are a hit and miss. Looking forward to seeing your post on Wed.

Cindy Beach said...

I can read all the lines on your eye chart and that makes me happy! What a sweet card to send your friend and it is perfectly appropriate. Great use of that appointment reminder for the background. I love the simplicity of this, the dog is the cutest focal point!
It's good to hear that you had fun creating this. Glad to see you back!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Nice to have you back home and I hope your trip was an awesome one. I do love this card you made for your friend having eye surgery. It is perfect. Your coloring is fantastic too. Thanks for sharing and welcome back!

Christine Alexander said...

what a great card for your friend, I love your little puppy with his eye patch and the great eye test chart behind :)

Yogi said...

cute.Hope you had a nice vacation. Also hope your friend's eye surgery went well. Have a great day

Kathy Krug said...

The first thing I thought when I saw this card is where did she get that eye chart. How clever of you to save it and I am sure your friend was thrilled to get something so personalized. Love everything about this card.

nancy littrell said...

Oh my, Leslie, but you are so creative and clever. LOVE your sweet healing pup and how you made an open frame bring your design together without covering up the perfect background card. Such a fun recycle project. Your friend is going to get a real chuckle out of her card. TFS Hugs...

Evelyn S. said...

Oh Leslie! This is the most darling card! Using that reminder piece in this way is perfect for the occasion, and your wonderfully inventive mind adding that circle frame adds so much to the one-eyed pooch. Your cards must be the ones that your friends keep "forever."

Bobbi Miller said...

Leslie, this is just darling! Adorable! Terrific! and very "eye catching". What a wonderful card for your friend. Love it! Hugs

Darlene said...

OMG you are SO clever! What a great idea to save your reminder card ... it's perfect for your friends card! That image is adorable and again, just perfect! This had to make your friend smile! You are always SO THOUGHTFUL!!! Well done! Glad you had a nice get away ... and also happy you're back to crafting. Can't wait to see some of those photos! WOW I don't think I took that many on my extended holiday! LOL

Mildred said...

Having just had cataract surgery, I can honestly say this card is PERFECT! Hope your friend enjoyed it. Nice to have you back home.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh that is totally perfect for the Occasion! Great recycle of the postcard for the background and that cute image is perfect too, love how you colored him, like how you used the oval to frame him, cute addition of the hearts also! Good to hear you are getting back to your normal routine :)

Lynette said...

So cute, Leslie, and so clever to keep the postcard to reuse!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW brillint card and how lucky to have saved the card-it made me smile how we view everything for it's craft potential lol love the cute image too
Carol x

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute card! I love the eye chart and that pup is adorable! So sweet..your friend will love it!
Sherrie K
thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment!
Have a great day!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I love this card! Such a great idea to use your reminder card as background! I'm sure your friend will love it especially with the little dog with the patch. Hope your get away was great!

Teri Smith said...

Oh, that eye chart is just the perfect background. Love the dog too. How clever to have printed it twice. Your card is wonderful!

Diane said...

Well goodness, this has to be the BEST recycle I have seen in a long time...what a perfect use of that eye chart! I find myself saving things too but nothing as great as this one is for the most perfect card for your friend...VERY clever! The image is super cute and it just has to make her smile!!

Stacy Morgan said...

I am sure your friend LOVED this, he is the perfect WS for their surgery too. Adore the oval frame, which is super clever idea with the eye chart. Gonna have to save our next one for something like this. Adorable get well.

Hannelie said...

Clever upcycling to make a fantastic card!

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