Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Poppy Thank You Cards

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel, time on planes, airports and hotels, long drives and longer days in the hospital. Bringing along some portable, versatile art supplies was essential for my mental health.


My supplies fit easily in a ziploc bag and are TSA friendly. 
I brought LOTS of gessoed index cards. Like 50 or so.  Caran D'ache Neocolor IIs (I have the 15 color set and I LOVE them), a water brush, water-reactive black pen and a water-proof permanent pen.

Making them into thank you cards was as simple as adding a mat, some washi and stamping a sentiment. I tried to make a mix of feminine and masculine, bright and subtle.

 Now I have a stack of made-from-the-heart notes to send to the doctors, nurses, specialist and palliative care at the hospital back in Canada.

Did you have a favorite?

This is my entry for the Simon Says Stamp thank you card challenge.

Thank you to everyone for the kind words on my last post. 


Kim said...

They are all very beautiful Nicole. It's wonderful of you to think of sending thank you notes to the doctors and nurses= I am sure it will make their day to know they are appreciated and they touched the lives of your family. My favorites are the orange ones :)

CathyR said...

Such beautiful cards. I'm sure the hospital staff will be very happy to receive these.

Candy C said...

Nicole...your poppy cards are gorgeous! I really love how you've colorized the flowers and done the backgrounds! The recipients of these cards will love them! Thanks for sharing at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Kristen said...

These are really pretty. Very nice as usual!

soapHOUSEmama said...

These are so gorgeous! And, so super inspiring that you made them on the go. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

Anna-Karin said...

These are all gorgeous! Love the backgrounds and your flowers are stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!