... used in the making of this week's card. And as I was filling out the detail ticket for this project, it dawned on me that I had not popped open an ink pad during this entire card. Yet without stamps and ink, I think the card came together as it should have.
This week's TPT card goes to Charles Henry in Hyde Park, NY. Charles has recently undergone cancer surgery... without the support of extended family. But to me, he had the most important members present, his wife and two daughters.
From what I understand, way back in his early life, it was kind of an unspoken rule that Charles would always be there to take care of his mom and siblings. He bucked the rule when he fell in LOVE! He got married and began raising his own family, all while the ones he grew up with shunned him. That is just so sad. My father didn't agree with what I did but he never disowned me. And though I don't speak with extended family members as often as I should, I know they are there and we do still communicate.
Aside from being an excellent 'Mr. Fix It', Charles recently acquired his Ham Radio license. He will be making friends all over the world in no time - widening his extended family. So this week we were given several criteria for the card
* several shades of brown (check)
* # or letter + sentiment (check)
* grid or square (check)
* buttons or dials (check)
* use something 2x (check)
* band of ribbon (check)
* the letter Q (just didn't fit)
and extra points for
* tools or spare parts (for fixing things) (check)
So here's what I came up with:
I pulled from my Neutral misc. paper pack from Color Bok. The strip of SU Early Expresso needed a bit of texture so I ran it through the Paper Studio Woodgrain folder. The mats and the Mr. Fix It strip came from the same pack. I have quite a collection of 'home improvement' embellishments to use in our home remodel SB so I took some of the Philips Head screw brads and the Ribbon Trends ruler ribbon. The 'dials' are made from large brown brads with a cream button in the center.
I still need a sentiment for the inside but I like the way this card came out on the 'fly'.