Thursday, August 9, 2012

No Speed Limit to Recovery

I made this card for my niece #3 (I have only nieces - six of them - in different families).  She continues to battle drug addiction.  She was clean for a year and a half, but recently had a relapse.  Today she left for an out-of-state in-patient drug rehab.  She had a little car like this . . .

This is a One Layer Card for the OLW - transportation challenge.  I used the Less is More  blue and green color challenge.  I also created the car image by first using the solid car with bleach.  Then I stamped the outline image, and used my ink pads to water color the car, as seen in this Make It Monday challenge from Paper Trey Ink.

A little ribbon, and some bling on the head lights to finish it off.  Thought about using some glossy accents to fill the windshield . . . should I?

Supplies used:
stamps: car - PTI; sentiment - Morning Star; tire tracks: Seaside Stampin
paper: PTI
other: ribbon - American crafts

Thanks for looking.


  1. Best of luck to your niece. I'm sure she'll really appreciate your card ... it's so fun and cute!

    I just used glossy accents for a watch facing that I posted today and it really warped the paper. It's about the same size as your windshield. The second time around, I cut a piece of acrylic (or you could use a transparency, packaging, whatever) and used that instead. It didn't have the same dimension as the glossy accents, but it gave a nice shine. I was happy with it.

  2. Such good advice to give your neice...too often those struggling with addictions (whether it be food, alcohol, drugs etc) feel they have failed and it is not fixable. Glad to hear that she got back on the road to recovery...
    i think your card will xheer her up...It is so upbeat. I agree with the poster above that acrylic would probably be better.

  3. Awesome card! Best wishes to your niece and your family during her time of recovery.
    The windshield looks great the way you have it. I agree with Kelly about glossy accents it does tend to warp, You may just have to work the paper until it straightens out before it is totally dry. A few close die-angle lines drawn in the corner of the windshield is sometimes the easiest solution. Anyway you do it she will love the card~hugs Deanna

  4. Your card is fab - yes to the glossy accents, proveided you don't need to post it tonight!

    GOOD LUCK to niece number 3 too


  5. little hello from quebec to tell you I just discover your blog and really like your work. I am now a member and will visit you regularly
    have a nice day!

  6. You've made the perfect card for your niece. Love that little car, and I would definitely add the glossy accents to the windows!

  7. Great card
    Every good wish for your niece;s recovery

    Thansk very much
    "Less is More"

  8. Cute as a bug card Carol. I find it therapeutic to share the challenges we face with our families, and good to hear how other people handle theirs. My daughter and I have struggled through years of her recovery and now she celebrates being clean and sober for 5 years. With faith and love anything is possible. Blessing and prayers.

  9. This is so brilliant, Carol! I love how you've created a personal card, just for her. I wish her all the best on the tough journey ahead of her.

    As far as glossy, I would worry that it would warp. Maybe a little glittery star in the upper corner, if you have one. Just a touch, as if the sun were glinting off the glass?

  10. I'm sorry I'm so late in commenting on this lovely card!
    I love that sentiment.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. What a lovely card, Carol. I imagine it will be really appreciated by your niece. If I added glossy accents to the windscreen I would feel the need to cover the whole car, be ause car paintwork is also shiny!

  12. This is great and I'm sure your niece will appreciate the amount of thought that you have put into it x

  13. What a lovely card for your niece. I know it will bring her peace. Thanks for joining us for the 100th OLW Challenge!