Saturday, April 16, 2011

EtsyInspired #135 - Creatingisfun

Happy Saturday! I'm starting to feel almost human again, but I'm going to keep it short and sweet. This week our shop belongs to a friend of most of us here at the EtsyInspired Challenge. Creatingisfun is Martha's shop and she sells various buttons and trims, and the occasional hand-created, vintage-inspired project. I particularly love her buttons. I've been dithering between two sets for a few weeks now and can't decide which ones I want. I think I'm going to have to order both - assuming nobody buys them first. As I was writing this post, I was told that there is a 50% off sale that she is continuing through the rest of today (that's Saturday.) The code is FRI50.

When I saw this suede ribbon, I remembered some that I had that was kind of similar...just with an added ruffle on the edge. It's almost the same shade of brown! My whole card started with that ribbon. I needed an extra birthday card that isn't for OWH, but is for a woman with Fuch's Corneal Dystrophy.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Fancy Phrases
Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Cardstock: Memory Box
Etc: suede ruffle ribbon, CB embossing folder

Fuch's is an inherited disorder that both my mother and aunt suffer from. I have a 50% chance of having it, too. So far, they've been unable to tell whether I do or do not, but if I do, then each of my children will have a 50% chance of inheriting it. My aunt has already had one corneal transplant. My mother's is slow-developing, so, although she is the elder sister, she is not in need of a transplant any time soon. My aunt needs her other eye done as soon as her first eye is healed enough.

The woman to whom I am sending this card has other health issues and, because of these, is unable to have a transplant. Her Fuch's is so severe that she must sit in the dark. Because of this, I wanted to add texture to the card, so I thought the embossing folder would be a good idea. This way she can feel the letters. The suede ribbon should also feel nice.

Now it's your turn. For full deets about this week's sponsor, all prize information,and to link up your project, head on over to the EtsyInspired Blog. You've got until Friday, April 22, at noon, Pacific time. Before you go, check out the rest of the EIC team...

Thanks for stopping by!


Nancy said...

Very nice! I like the chocolate & light pink colors and of course the ribbon.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So sweet of you to make this card for your friend. Love the stamp and the embossing. The brown ribbon is a great added touch. :)

StampinCathy said...

This is so cute. Love that trim and your background.

Kerry said...

Love the embossing and inking on this card. What a great idea to use embossing for someone who has lost their sight.

carole said...

Thanks for making this card. Fuch's is a little known, cornea dystrophy, disease of which the only cure IS a cornea transplant. I have the disease, thankfully very slowly progressing, and I can't imagine having the disease AND a medical condition that prohibits the only cure. I'm sure she will feel it's beauty and surely someone will be able to describe it to her as well. You're a good kid!

Love you!

Ruby said...

You've put such a lot of thought into your card, adding the texture. How thoughtful :) Lovely card, I really like the CAS design.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the suede ribbon and the embossed card. Wow- what a thoughtful gesture for your woman friend- I have a friend that has this- she had a corneal transplant!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! What a beautiful card--love the inked embossing! I also love that suede/ruffled ribbon! LUSH:) I want some;) Beautiful birthday card!

de said...

Gorgeousness! Love that ribbon and the embossing! Wow, what an awesome card concept... tactile. You don't have to touch it to know its beautiful. I'm sure she will love this. So sweet.