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11/30/2016

A Get Well Car Called Henry

Good evening, and it's been a rather exciting one in our area (and not for good excitement either!)
We had been advised that more rain was expected this afternoon and while the day was pretty overcast & gloomy, no rain ensued. About 3pm, Moi decided a nap might be nice, so grabbed a cozy throw, headed for one of the guest beds. Snoozing away when the rains started. Then Mr. was shaking my shoulder, saying "Put your shoes on, there's tornado warnings about, and we might need to head for the basement". (Are we ever thankful to have the thick walls and realize part of the area is under the ground level? Oh YES we are!) Watching the weather news, to see when we needed to head downstairs, and thankfully, it moved away from our area. Not so good for the other areas it was moving to, but hopefully no touch-down will cause any destruction. I don't like excitement too much ..of ANY kind!!! (never did either!)

Also would like to give a warm welcome to a new follower: Tee of The Altered Paper. Tee has some lovely tags that she entered into The Twelve Tags of Christmas Challenge hosted by my dear friend, Loll. That's how Tee & I connected, and I hope you'll have time to zip over, say hey, and enjoy some of the beautiful projects Tee has on her blog! (be sure to say I sent you,  now hear?!) It's so nice to meet and make new blog friends. Tee lives close to the area where the August Cincinnati Stampaway Show is held, so who knows, maybe one day we might meet face to face????

On to today's card: Mr has a neighbor friend who enjoys cars with him. They go to lots of car shows (several others in our area join them as well). This particular friend is rebuilding an old truck, using the colors that are associated with a popular college here in our area. On Thanksgiving day, he was out playing with his grands, slipped and broke a  hip. So a special card was requested, and I had to hunt out this stamp set we had bought on one of our visits to Sparkle n Sprinkle when there was still a physical store (since then SnS only has online sales).

 
 
- SnS Henry 596 (available in digi format too) stamped on Xpress, colored with Copics (Mr. chose the colors that his friend's truck has). In case you see red, this is actually done in the YR(yellow red) Copic colors. Used WoS on the seat upholstery, Glossy Accents on the windshield, some silver WoS for the car metal parts.
 
- S/B Label one die cut and also the faux mat.
 
- C/Bug embossing folder (it's  an old one -- don't remember the name.) It's always reminded us of the metal used on the toolboxes frequently seen attached on a pickup truck bed). Used silver mirror card to emboss this, adhered over the white card base; deliberately cut it so that I could apply the b&w stripe border(WR Memory Keepers Shape & Tape). This is not Washi tape. Bought the product thinking it was sticky on the backing. There's several different designs in the package. And it was not sticky :-(
 
Hope you enjoy Mr's card. He stipulated the image and EF, basically designed it, I just did the work!!! Oh, and his friend had successful hip replacement surgery, is doing well, and will be doing the rehab therapy.
 
Hugs and come again when you can.
 
 

39 comments:

Pat said...

So pleased the tornado didn't materialise where you live Mary but as you say hopefully it didn't touch down anywhere else either. I adore your red truck and the great sentiment with it, and I bet your DH's friend will have smiled at this cute image. I love the background, a bit like a tyre tread too I think, and looks great in silver. x

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you are safe from the tornadoes. A basement is a must have where I live in Tornado Alley. I'm so glad you are okay.

Your card is so adorable!! That broken down jalopy is so darn cute!! I love the embossing and sentiment, too!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great evening my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Stampsnob. said...

I have always liked this set and you did a wonderful job with it ................Lis

Carol L said...

What a fun get-well card this is for a car enthusiast! I love the image and especially the sentiment, and the diamond plate embossing is perfect! Too bad your friend broke his hip :( And I'm glad the tornado didn't pay you a visit! Wild fires and twisters - what a crazy autumn this has been huh? Stay safe!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great masculine card! Of course, I love the SNS image, what's not to love! The background is awesome! Glad things went well for you - of course, couldn't hubby have waited to wake you up?!!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

So glad to hear that you and your house are ok! That must have been scary to wake up to!
Your card is so funny and I'm glad your hubby's friend is doing well now.

Maxine D said...

Oh Mary what a fabulous card - pity about the reason for it though!! So glad to hear that you were not affected by the tornado.
I think that EF is called diamond plate... I have it too.
Blessings
Maxine

scrAPpamondo said...

We have had a lot of strong rain, thelast week, and it has destryed some villages on mountain... poor people! :(
Your card is delightful and so fun!! Love your choice of metal emboss for the truck background, it's really perfect!!
Hugs

dutchess said...

What a fantastic image Mary bound to cheer the recipient up!.....another wonderful background and embossing a really creative card....hugs xxxxxx

Sue - said...

So pleased the tornado didn't affect you. Love your card, just perfect for your friend!

Veerle said...

jee Mary what a story. Thankfully you're save and well and with no damages. Must be terrifying I think to be so near a tornado. I just love your card, I love the embossed background on mirror card and I love this stamp set too. I have this one also and it's just brilliant. Great job I think mr. neighbour was very pleased with it. Hugs Veerle x

Gerrina said...

What a great and funny card! Love the colouring!

Marilyn said...

Glad to hear you all are OK!! Love your card! Great masculine card!

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! my goodness Mary, I'm glad to hear that all turned out well for you both, excitement no one wants. I LOVE the image and your card, Mr has chosen well and with your work the card turned out SUPER DUPER and I'm sure will be well received.
Faith
x

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad you're OK, Mary! When I heard there had been a tornado near you I was worried. It was too late to email you so I'm glad to see this early this morning. Scary!

This truck is perfect for your car lovin' friend! It's bound to make him feel better! Love the orange!

Olga Fink said...

Good to hear all is well with you and the house!
That is a fantastic card! And I am sure your neighbour will love it!
xoxo Olga

Donna said...

What a great masculine card, Mary! AndI love the way Mr. designed it. He (an you) did an awesome job! The weather has been so strange lately. Between tornadoes and droughts and fires. Just praying that everyone makes it through this time of the year. I'll keep your friend in my prayers. It's amazing what they can do with joints these days. My SIL had knee replacement the week before Thanksgiving and she was up walking around on it for Thanksgiving and I could hardly tell. Amazing!

Brenda in IN said...

I'm so glad you are safe and the tornado didn't come your way. It did do damage and my heart goes out to those who were in it. This card is just perfect as get well for a car person. I bet he loved it.

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fabulous cheer 'em up card you've made for your neighbor, Mary! He will love it, poor guy! We have to be so careful of our feet now! I'm sorry you had all that becitement of a possible tornado, but I'm ever so glad to hear that it skirted your area and you two are safe!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

Hi Mary, So glad the tornado passed you by and hope it didn't cause problems anywhere.

Very apt card. Hope your neighbour is up and about soon.

You take care. Sue

pam said...

Hi Mary, glad to hear you are safe..
Fabulous card, love the stamp you have used, brilliant colours and embossing too, hope your neighbour is doing well after his op!.
Hugs Pam x

Jean said...

What a lovely card for your car loving neighbour, I'm sure it made him smile. Fabulous stamp and fun sentiment.
The thought of being in the path of a tornado is scary, I'm glad it passed by without affecting you or your home.
Jean x

Redanne said...

Oh gosh Mary, I am so glad to hear that you are OK, it could so easily have been awful for you and your neighbourhood!

So sorry to hear about hubby's friend, I know how debilitating a broken hip can be for a short time. I bet your fabulous card cheers him up no end. It is a very thoughtful card. Glad to hear that his hip replacement went well too. Hugs, Anne xx

Nancy Stislow said...

Oh my gosh, Mary! This is perfect for him and I think I have to have that image! Your coloring is wonderful on this and love the background sponging too! The tooled metal in the background is great! Love this card and may be hunting that image!

cotnob said...

Thank goodness you are safe and the worst of the weather missed your area.
Your card is fabulous, such a super image and great sentiment - I'm sure it cheered your friend up and made him smile.
Pauline
x

*Vicki* said...

So glad to hear that the tornado has passed and kept you safe Mary! I really love your fun get well card here!! This makes for a great masculine style and your coloring on the image looks wonderful! Best wishes for your neighbor! HUGS

Kathleen said...

Oh. lol, what a superb image and a fabulous card.
Seems like you have had a very eventful few days but glad that all turned out well.
Best wishes

Kath x

Brenda said...

OMGosh Momma Mary, a tornado?!!!! Glad you have a sturdy house and a basement to go to!!! I know in Conway, they don't have basements. Glad the tornado missed your area, but hope no one else was injured or killed from it. Oh no, poor hubby's friend! I always told Dwayne that he only got injured when he was playing. lol Sounds like that is what happened with this man. Hubby couldn't have picked a better stamp or embossing fold, which is called "diamond plate" I think. I adore this image but it is the sentiment that makes me smile and I'm sure this card will make hubby's friend smile too. So glad the surgery was a successful and he is on the mend. Hugs, Brenda

Rosie Guiher said...

So glad you are ok and no damage from storm. Love your card. So great for a masculine card. Hope your friend is going to be ok.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
so glad everything is alright and that Tornado missed your area.
It must be very frightening to think of the damage it could have done.
I am so sorry to hear about your DH friend not a nice thing to happen.
Love this super and gorgeous card.
That image is so sweet and very appropriate.
Love the wonderful silver embossed background as it looks just like metal.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

The Altered Paper said...

Thank you for the shout out Mary! I have had some visits and hopefully new blog friends to visit! Your card and sentiment is adorable! Such a fun card guaranteed to bring a smile.

aussie aNNie said...

Haha Mary, this is how I have been last three and half weeks, cool card though and amazing colours too. Have a fun weekend.xx{aNNie}

crafty-stamper said...

Love the fun image and fabulous embossing-glad to hear the tornadoes passed you by -very worrying
Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

It's always a relief to have tornadoes and other icky weather conditions pass us by, isn't it? Glad you have a safe place to go - it would be nice to have a basement here for sure!

Your Get well card is wonderful with that dry embossed background and fantastically colored jalopy! The card is perfect for the hip replacement ordeal! So glad your friend came through it ok, and I hope his recovery is a quick one! hugs, de

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing get well card...just amazing. I love that car and your metallic background is just fabulous!

Pippa said...

A great card Mary and one that I am sure will bring a smile to the face of your husband's friend. Glad you were spared the tornado. We are so thankful we do not get such extreme weather - usually. The worst we have to deal with is flooding.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Sorry to hear about your hubby's friend. This card is a scream though and will be sure to get him on the road to recovery in no time. Scary about the tornado. I love a good storm, but that's a bit much. I'm with you--leave the adventures to other folks. Although we did discover a fish tank leak though and had a bit of adventure there. A few hours later the fish were in a new tank and all was well in the world.

Birgit said...

This is a funny card and one sure to uplift the man who loves cars. I love the colouring

Aileen Ryan said...

What a fantastic image he is, perfect for friends on the older side who would appreciate the humour. As always beautifully coloured.