Let's Talk Layers

I've recently made another card for one of the residents.  She is 91 tomorrow.  This card caused me some problems.  The first problem is that the recipient is blind.  So my first instinct was to just go and buy a musical card.  Except that this lady is also deaf.  So that's no good.
So then I thought: She needs a card that's interesting to touch.  So this is what I made:
It's a 6x6" white card base.  The second layer is some Pretty In Pink cardstock, embossed using a flowery embossing folder.  Next is a layer of white textured card.  Then there is the top square which is glossy card.  I've embossed the flower (from Little Claire's Designs) in white (kraft) ink, then added white embossing powder and heated it.  Then I've gone over it with Pretty In Pink ink, straight from the little cube.  I am thrilled that it worked.  I added a little smudge of a darker pink in the centre with a sponge dauber.
The shape of the rectangle reminds me of a polaroid photo, do you remember those?  I punched tiny semicircles at 1/2cm intervals, then crossed over and over with linen thread (please don't retire this product!) and threaded some through the button holes and glued the button in place.  I printed a simple Happy Birthday sentiment in Soft Suede, which really matched the button, and my job was done.
I think it's touchy/feely enough, don't you?  I've taken it in this morning for all the staff to sign.  Hope she likes it.
Thanks for looking in today, let me know what you think of the card.
I'm off for another look through the autumn/winter catalogue, as I just can't make up my mind what I'd like!
Happy stamping, everyone!
Jane xx


  1. Lovely card, Jane. I bought some linen thread from a knitting shop last week. Bronwyne loves buttons and will make a grab at any in reach and, if she's lucky, have a good chomp on them. I made her a little blanket, using two flannels, and attached buttons to one of them and backed it with other. I needed to make sure that she wouldn't pull them off and the linen thread is perfect. I made a small piece attaching just the one button so that I could show Michael and Aisling how I had made it and how safe it was. I said that it was impossible to snap it and Michael said that he would be able to do it. Aisling and I found it very funny that our 6' 4" soldier boy couldn't do it!!

    Margaret xx

  2. What a very special and thoughtful card Jane. I can almost feel it from your description - and it also looks great! Vicky x


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