Monday, April 20, 2009

HANNA STAMPS - Hospital (A Bookmark Card)

As promised, here is my color inkspiration card. Sorry it took forever for me to make it back here to post, but I enjoyed a fun weekend. We got to go picnic in the park, and I had a fabulous mommy/daughter date with my sweet girl to see the Hannah Montana movie and then built a cute lamb at Build a Bear.

One thing I learned during my most recent stays in the hospital, is that there are mean nurses (*ahem, nurses who don't care -- it is just a job), okay nurses and every so often you will find a WONDERFUL nurse. These are the ones who don't make you feel like a sick person, who treat you with respect and do their job while making every effort to maintain your dignity. They will go out of their way to make your stay better. These are the kind of nurses, who after your stay, deserve a note of appreciation. That is what inkspired this card.

I used the Hanna Stamps Hospital set to create a book mark card (for those long nights when the good nurse you send it to is stuck on her shift, reading to keep busy).

The card itself is simple. I used the colors from my Thursday color inkspiration challenge for this: taken with teal, green galore, soft sky and always artichoke (in the background paper) and I threw in some chocolate chip too!

Stamps: Hospital (Hanna Stamps), Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Taken With Teal (SU!), Green Galore (SU!), Soft Sky (SU!), Solar White Classic Crest (Neenah), Periphery: Vineyard (Basic Grey) Ink: Onyx Black Versafine Accessories: brown brads (Heidi Swapp - Grunge), Dark chocolate 5/8 Swiss Dot Satin (Papertrey Ink), green paper flowers (Prima Marketing Inc.), Copic ciao markers (Imagination International Inc.), clear embossing powder (SU!), sewing machine (Singer), brown thread (Sulky), magnetic canvas (1" squares) (Darice).

11 comments:

Gina said...

This is gorgeous! Love the paper and the flowers are such a nice touch.

mamia said...

Love your card. And it is so sweet of you to show appreciation to your nurse. I worked in hospitals for nearly 30 years and I don't ever remember getting a card, she will appreciate it. Of course, I worked in the lab so I had to hurt(needles-ack!!) almost everybody I came into contact with!

Ann said...

Awesome card/bookmark--sure to be appreciated! Love the colors!

Lesly said...

What a sweet and nice person you are. I know that she will appreciate it and think of you when she has to save a place in her book. I'm going to have to look for that set.

Michelle - transprntbutterfly on SCS said...

How sweet of you! Love the card/bookmark!

Crafty Math Chick said...

You are so right Amanda - nurses have such a hard and important job and there just aren't enough great nurses out there, and we are SO grateful for the ones who are! I am sure she will love the beautiful card you created for her - it is really a work of art.

~Meredith

Martha said...

so so cute.

Maria said...

Hey Amanda, I want to send you details to the book club but I need your email address. I cannot reply to your comments because your comments are set at no-reply commenter. Please email your email address at cardinspired@gmail.com

Maria

Maria said...

Such a beautiful card, Amanda! That image is fantastic and I just love the colors that you used for your card. Such a pretty color combo. Fantastic job colroing your images too!! Love all the pretty details. . .the flowers and swirls are gorgeous!!

Maria

Kerry D-C said...

Fab-tastic card!! love all the little flowers you added with the flourish!

Tracy said...

What a great card! I love the colors and that it is a bookmark too!