Today is Medical Assistants Recognition Day and since I spent a good many years teaching in this Field - I wanted to make sure I wished them the best in their careers
“Taking vitals, recording patient histories, answering
insurance questions, and scheduling appointments—the
medical assistant does it all and then some with competence
and compassion. To show gratitude for all they do and in
celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week”
… Taken from the American Association of Medical Assistants
The Artist Trading Card theme for this month was “Dark” and my swap partner for this swap was Maria over at Bubblegum and Duct Tape , if you have a few minutes you should go and check out her blog - Its great. Without further ado here is the lovely card she sent me. Isn’t it awesome?
I really had trouble not going out of the size parameters set for the ATC when I was making my card - all my ideas seemed to be very Halloweeny and with lots of embellishments that made the card too large. So after much trial and error I came up with an idea I could work with.
The card I made for her was inspired by a quote from E.A. Poe “ Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before“. I used a gothic background and included the quote - but since I really didn’t want the quote to be the center of attention - I used a rubber stamp of a Raven (very Poe ish) and embossing powder stamping right over the entire card.. I added a 3-D sticker off to the side as well as a little black gem to complete it; then titled it “Deep into the Darkness”. What do you think?
Of course I had to make a greeting card to accompany my card on its journey across the country. But here I felt I could do Halloween - since it is my all timer favorite holiday, as it always encourages me to be a kid again. The paper I used to make my ATC envelope was also in the Halloween theme.
I love doing these ATC’s they are so much fun. - Why don’t you join us and give it a try - you never know you may have an artist hiding in you just waiting to burst out and be free; and besides you get so many cool cards in return. Check out Blissfull ATC Swap Blog and come join the fun.
Have a great day.