Hi Everyone! On December 11, 2020, I went in to have Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery. The surgery went really well with no complications and I was home on the same day. I had a lot of rest over the past month, recovering, sleeping long hours and sleeping peacefully knowing that I no longer had to worry. I started back to work remotely last week. It was a long awaited surgery and I was extremely happy to have been lucky enough to have it during these Covid times, as many surgery’s were being cancelled. I had been dealing with Pre-Cancer off and on for the past 12 years beginning in my late 40’s, having multiple smaller operations and taking medication. My aunt had died in her 50’s because she didn’t seek help from a doctor until it was too late and my mother was also diagnosed with Uterine Cancer in her early 50’s as well. Thankfully, my mom was just in the early stages and had the operation in time and has had no issues since. It’s amazing how far technology and science have come. Not long ago, you would have spent a minimum of 2 weeks in the hospital and then another 5 – 6 weeks to recover at home.
As a thank you to the surgeons and nurses that took such good care of me before, during and after my surgery, I made them all cards to express my thanks. I thought I would share them with you and hope you like them too.
All of the cards used Hammermill 5.5″ x 4.25″ for the base. For the front of my cards, I made them all the same using Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas) retired stamp for the sentiment and main image. I coloured it in with Copic markers and then stamped the image again onto Post-It note to used as a mask. I layered the mask over top of the lamb and used my cloud stencil that I made from Avery Elle – PiercedCloudsDie and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean to create the clouds. The embossed front was made using Cuttlebug – Thank You Embossing Folder.
To make the inside of the nurses card, I used Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions) for the main image and top sentiment and Craftin Desert Divas – Tissue Time for the bottom sentiment. I coloured in the image with Copic markers.
For the inside of the cards for the surgeons, I printed out the stamps from MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things) and MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things) for the images and sentiments using High Quality Grayscale. Then coloured them in with Copic Markers.
Stamps: Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas), Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things), MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things)
Sentiments: Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas), Craftin Desert Divas – Tissue Time, MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things)
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versa Fine – Onyx Black
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.
Die Cut: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug – Thank You
Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Lamb: B60, C5, C3, C1, B05, B04, B00, T7, T5, T3, R22, R20, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen
Bell: YR24, YR23, Y15, Y11
Bow: R89, R85, R83, R81
Fence: E25, E23, E21, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen
Greenery: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01
Flowers: V04, BV01, Y17, Y15, Y13, B02
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E22, R22, R20
Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E47, E44, E43
Hat and Outfits: B29, B26, B24, B23, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11
Shoes: B41, B21, B14, B12
Table and Chairs: E42, E41, E40, C5, C3, C1
Coffee Mugs and Coffee: B06, B05, B04, B02, E25, E23, E21
Stethescopes: R39, R37, R24, 100 – Black, C3, C1
Shadow: T3, T2, T1
Hair: E49, E47, E44, E43, 100, C7, C5
Scrubs: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11
Coat: B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender
Stethascope and Shoes: T5, C7, C5, C3, C1
Pen: B28, B26, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen
Clipboard: C5, C3, C1, E34, E33, YR30, B0000, Colorless Blender
Hope you like it and have a great week!