So heres the low down: had a ski accident in February, got sciatica in August, and thanks to a particularly nasty spinal disc herniation, i had to have emergency spinal surgery at the start of December. So i am still in recovery mode, but happy to be on the mend. Of course, it was all thanks to Mr Chatakondu- the best surgeon specialist EVER! Before the surgery, i couldn’t even stand up (that means no crafting!) and straight afterwards, it was amazing how better i felt!
After I got home there were a few cards that I had already sketched out in my mind – a thank you card for Mr. Chatakondu, and a thank you card for the staff at Woking Nuffield hospital – who really were AMAZING! I will be sharing the second one with you soon – its a shaker card!
And, well, if you know me, i can’t resist a good pun, so what do i write on a thank you card for an osteopathic consultant?- ‘thanks for helping me get BACK to normal!’. (had-har-hahh!)
For the doctor i used a boy stamp from October Afternoon, – this little guy..
but after inking i removed some of the ink with my fingernail wrapped in a baby wipe. This enabled me to draw in the doctors coat with a fine liner copic multiliner.
I used the stitched rectangles die from Lawn Fawn to create the panel, and used some stars from Wplus9 to add some colour. I like using stars for boy cards, i think it looks really cute and adds more interest to the card. After stamping, and then transforming the guy into a doctor, i used distress inks to colour him in using the technique i show in this video: How to colour with distress inks.
For the greeting, i inset the word thanks using a paper smooches die, and added a little shimmer with my touch of stella clear glitter brush pen. its the perfect touch, even for a boy card!
I had a follow up appointment on Tuesday and i got discharged! yeay! Good that i am on the mend, but BOOOO to going back to work. I won’t get to craft all day anymore.
I hope he liked his card! It was only fair that i gave him a little of my handiwork seeing as he brought his A -game when sorting out my back!