Hopefully this is what I look like (more or less) right now! This was the last card I made before my back surgery. I made it and am posting it before surgery but I am praying ahead of time this is accurate. You see, I wanted to show you all how I look at home recovering. There are a few problems with the card. This isn't the color of my bedroom or bedding, it's not what I look like, and I'd be holding my iPad or iPhone instead of a book. Otherwise, this looks exactly like me. Ha Ha!
Actually, before surgery, I've been sleeping on the couch for months because that's where I've been the most comfortable. I'm hoping after surgery I am in a cozy bed like this. My actual bedroom is pink- remember this is the room I grew up in at my parents house where Frank and I are living while I've been hurt, but it seemed like I'd been using a lot of pink, so I went with a coral color instead. I stamped on patterned paper to give the comforter and lamp matching patterns. I gave them just a little bit of shading with my Copic markers. I didn't want just plain card stock for the picture frame, so I stamped the die cut with a lighter colored ink and the Linen Background Stamp from My Favorite Things. This just barely gave it a pattern and a texture but helped it stand out from the rest of the card. I tied a matching chevron bow around my card and it was complete. I put away my markers, told them I'd miss them, and I'd be using them again as soon as I could.
Although the stamp set I used is called "Bedtime Story," in the future, I'll be able to stamp a different message inside the card. I'll probably put a message of "relax and get well soon" or something like that and maybe send it to someone else who is recovering from surgery or an illness. Until then, I should be continuing to recover and will be back to stamping and my blog soon.
I used the following products to make this card:
Pure Innocence Bedtime Story Stamp Set and Linen Background Stamp by My Favorite Things
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko
Blushing Bride Classic Ink by Stampin' Up
Pure Luxury White Card Stock by Gina K
Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral Card Stock by Stampin' Up
Garden Party 6x6 Paper Pad by Pebbles
Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon by Stampin' Up
Blueprints 1 Die-namics by My Favorite Things