Do you know what a spoonie is? Its a term for someone with a chronic illness that comes from an essay titled The Spoon Theory written by Christina Miserandino. Click here to read it, or if you prefer to listen to it on video click here. I consider myself a Spoonie as I have been battling Lyme Disease for the past 9 years, I even have a spoon tattoo that I got with my best friend! So I am sure you can imagine my excitement when Lara designed the Chronically Fabulous stamp set. This is the first card I have designed using this set, and I am sure there will be many more to come!
I started with the cute little spoon image and repeatedly stamped using grey ink onto light grey cardstock to make my background. I only had to stamp around the edges because I knew the center would be covered. I love making my own “patterned paper” backgrounds using this technique.
I used embroidery floss to hand stitch a pattern into my cross stitch paper, then adhered it to the center of the spoon pattern cardstock using super strong double sided tape.
For the focal point I made a sentiment strip using the “wishing you extra spoons” stamp from the same Chronically Fabulous stamp set. I used the grey ink again to stamp onto white cardstock, choosing to keep the sentiment simple because of the busy background. For an embellishment I stamped the spoon onto silver metallic cardstock and fussy cut it out.
I love finishing off the insides of my cards, and there are so many great sentiments in Chronically Fabulous this was a great excuse to fit some more onto the card. I layered two sentiments on top of each other, then added a border that coordinates with the card’s background along the bottom of the inside.
Thanks so much for coming to read the blog! If you didn’t know what the spoon theory was I hope you were able to learn something new today. If you are a fellow spoonie, I am sending you lots of hugs and an extra spoon!
Lots of love, Becca