My sister is celebrating her 55th birthday tomorrow and the card above is already on it's way to her. I had stamped and colored these images from Apothecary Art some months ago thinking that it would be good to have them on hand when I was pinched for time and it seems I'm always being pinched for time these days. Maybe that's where these strange bruises came from on my arm. No, I don't have some strange disease, I've been unpacking boxes at work and stocking the supply room. Thus the bruises. But working these 10-hour days to get Friday off leaves very little time to do everything that I want to do when I get home from work. Still, I managed the other day to get these two cards done thanks to my earlier coloring session.
I brayered my new embossing folder (from the SU Holiday mini) with some Daffodil Delight ink and boy did that pattern pop. I cut a two slits in the banner portion of the image so I could thread some Daffodil Delight seam binding through it and that's how I added the bow. The sentiments come from a retired set called Warmest Regards.
The second card is going to an acquaintance who just had her hip replaced and is recovering very nicely I've heard.
I can't make up my mind which one I like better. Which would you choose?