Friday, July 25, 2008

Male Get Well Card

Good Evening! Has anyone ever had to make a get well card for a guy? Let me tell you it is not the easiest thing to make! I drew a total blank and solicited ideas from some of my talented stamping friends before deciding on this card for my boss who was hospitalized on Wednesday. I have worked for this company for about 7 years and am second in command when he is away so it was an extremely stressful week dealing with and managing 12 male employees without his support. Hopefully, he will be back on his feet shortly but it is not looking good. Having to be the first one in and the last one to leave is really putting a dent in my stamping time...and eating...and sleeping :)

Since he is not into any sports and has no real hobbies I figured using basic colors suggested by friends I couldn't go wrong with this card. I used a lighthouse stamp I bought years ago from Angel's Attic. She has (I think still in business) many beautiful scenic and nature related stamps.

I went with olive green paper from DCWV and denim blue cs that I bought from Paper Goods. The brads are from Making Memories and I did stamp the denim with a linen background stamp from CHF. The message is Stampin Up. I mount the lighthouse on matching olive stock and distressed the edges a bit before mounting it with pop dots. I used Copic Markers to color it in.

Thanks for stopping by and for all my friends that emailed me ideas a HUGE THANKS!


christina d said...

It's a really nice card. I think your boss will like it. Beautiful art.

GiftsByHeidi said...

Very nice get well card for a man. I'm sure he will appreciate it. Hope he's back soon so you have more crafting time!

Donna said...

Lovely "male" card, Nettie. You are right about designing for a guy. Really tough and you did it beautifully. :-)

Jenny Gropp said...

Great coloring!

Thanks so much for your extended visit to my blog and lovely comments, you made my day and I will definitely be visiting here when I can spend some time to poke around!
Jenny Gropp