Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Something to be Thankful For

I have so much to be thankful for today that I really need to make this a quick post so that I can make something for my DH and BFF. They were in an accident yesterday that could have ended with great sadness. My friend and husband were driving home early from work because of the terrible storm we were having was only going to get worse and they thought they could beat the worst of it. They hit some slush which took the 4 wheel drive they had and they were heading straight for the road plough. Luckily she managed to get the vehicle out of the spin away from the plough but it ended with them rolling 4-5 times and landing upside down feet from a ravine. Thank God that neither of them are dead or badly hurt. It's times like this that make you forget the stupid annoying little pains in the butts we all have and remember these pains prove that we are living. I really didn't believe they were OK until they got home and I could touch them both. I am so happy this ended well. Totalled the vehicle but didn't harm anyone. Before they were rescued another vehicle also had an accident about 10 yards from them and everybody was fine in this one too.

Now I feel better having told this so how about the card. I gold embossed this image on watercolor paper and painted with Twinkling H2Os. I make a mistake and put too much water on the gold embossing and it lost its shine. This seemed to give the image a more antique appearance. I used 3 layers of curvy rectangle nestibilities to create the center panel. The next panel is embossed with the swirl folder and the final panel is embossed with gold on the edges. I put two sparkling gems on the top right side.
On the inside I used the same DP as on the panel in the front and the same ribbon. I used Martha Steward's dollie punch on the bottom of each panel. I have not put the sentiment inside until I know what it will be used for. It could become a get well card or a birthday or anniversary card...who knows.
Well I want to make something special to make sure my DH knows how Happy I am that he is still around. Yesterday was simply too close for comfort. I need to see Spring soon. We have a new 35 cm of that white stuff out there today. Another record broken this Winter. I can't wait to break some Spring records! So off to stamp some Spring. Talk later.


Riet said...

wowww Heather,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

scotspanda said...

lovely card and how great that your hubby and friend are both ok, they must have had a guardian angel watching over them


Amanda xx

Shirley said...

Truly lovely in every way!