Wednesday, November 12, 2008

To Brighten Little Reggie's Day


I'm a member of the Splitcoast Stamping Community and also a member of the "Traveling Dork Sisters" thread. One of our "Dork Sisters" Jackie Bowman's son, Little Reggie has been struggling with a health situation and has been hospitalized. The physicians have not made a diagnosis, and he has been to two different hospitals. Latest word is that he is home, still in pain and still no diagnosis! I made this card to brighten his day with some neon! Please remember Jackie and Little Reggie and family in your prayers as they struggle through this storm.

Dimensions: 4.25"x5.5', Card opens from bottom
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Pun Fun
Techniques: Basic Stamping,Sponging, Prismacoloring with Mineral Spirits
Paper: Generic Black Cardstock, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Brilliance Moonlight White, Stampin' Up! Summer Sun & Pacific Point Inks
Tools: Nestabilities Regular and Scalloped Round Dies, Cuttlebug and Dots Embossing Folder, Krylon Brights Pens - Yellow, Blue & Green, Prismacolor Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits, Blending Stumps, Signo White Gel Pen, Signo Black Gel Pen, American Crafts Dimensionals
Embellishments: Doodlebug Limeade Ric Rac, Doodlebug Brad

Instructions:
The card base was cut from black cardstock to 4.25"x5.5" size. Four rectangular mats were cut by hand to the following sizes: out of white cardstock 5-1/8"x3-7/8", out of black cardstock 4.75"x3.5", out of white cardstock 4-3/8"x3.25", and out of black cardstock 4"x2.75". The largest white mat was sponged with SU! Summer Sun ink all over and then edged around the 4 sides using a Krylon Brights Green Paint Pen, and set aside to dry. The next mat, a black one was sponged with Brilliance Moonlight White all over and then edged around the 4 sides using a Krylon Brights Blue Paint Pen, and set aside to dry. The next mat, a white one was sponged all over with SU! Pacific Point ink all over and then edged around the 4 sides using a Krylon Brights Yellow Paint Pen, and set aside to dry.

The image was stamped onto black cardstock using Brilliance Moonlight White, and then coloring with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Mineral Spirits, using blending stumps. The stamped image was cut out using a Nestabilities Regular Round Die and then, I cut a Round Scalloped Mat out of Paper Trey's Gorgeous White Cardstock using the Nestablities Scalloped Circle Die. I edged the black stamped circular mat using the Krylon Brights Yellow Paint Pen, and set aside to dry. Then, I edged the scalloped edges using a Krylon Brights Blue Paint Pen, setting that aside to dry. I glued all 4 rectangular mats together. Dot doodles were added to the circular mats using Signo White and Black Gel Pens.

To embellish, I added 2 rows of Doodlebug Limeade Ric Rac, securing to the back of the stack of rectangular mats. I glued the two circular mats together, and then popped them up on American Crafts Dimensionals over top the secured Ric Rac. I added one single bright yellow big brad from Doodlebug. All glued layers were glued to the black cardstock base. I added doodle dots around the edge of the card base using a Signo White Gel Pen.

I hope that you like this Reggie, and we're praying for you, hon! God Bless!

4 comments:

JAR said...

This is so sweet, Linda. I love those colors and I am sure Reggie will love this cute whale! You are a DORK! hahaha

(Albeit a very sweet and nice one)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a darling card - I'm sure it will put a smile on Reggie's face.
hugs, Jami

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh, how sweet is this Linda? Just darling... precious really!

BethH said...

Oh, he's going to love this! It's adorable, Linda! You always do such an awesome job!