Monday, 20 February 2012

Get well soon card for a chap

I struggle with 'cards for chaps' at the best of times and when I needed a 'get well' card for a friend's husband it was a double-struggle here! He's just had major surgery and the card is another one to be sent from our old school association - but what to do? I pondered over a very simple card just using a get well sentiment and then a little bit of an idea came to me - 'little' in the shape of this young man:
Yup, it's another Lily of the Valley 'never been  used' stamp - called Karate Kid.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- LOTV ' Karate Kid' stamp, coloured with Pro Markers (minimal colouring needed too so it was super-quick)

- orange card from the trusty Core'dinations stash

- papers from Bo Bunny's 'Barefoot and Bliss' collection, which has some really great papers for seaside and Summer cards

- computer printed sentiment

- Josy Rose nail heads

And that's my card for today - here's hoping the card does the trick!

Di
x

18 comments:

  1. Brilliant design Di.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  2. Great design....love the colours too...x

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  3. Oh it's sure to do the trick Di. The words are just right for the image and the intended use of the card. xxx

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  4. Brilliant stamps for a Get Well card - would work well for children, too x

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  5. This is a brilliant image Di so good for a male card as they can be so hard to do Sandra H

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  6. Brilliant card, just perfect Di, I love the colours, image and design layout.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. What a fantastic idea. Love the image and the sentiment is PERFECT! Great colors and design.
    Hugs
    Bernie

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  8. Perfect wording for the image and great for a male. To receive. Hugs mrs .a.

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  9. Great card Di & the image and sentiment is just perfect. Hope you are keeping well

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  10. Love the card, fabulous brain wave for the sentiment. Love the papers ideal for a male card. I am pretty partial to LOTV images. Oh just thought is it today they have some new images out, must go and check.

    Kath x

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  11. Cute card! When poking through my stash I see that I have a lot of stamps that could be used for men, but when pressed upon to actually make a card for a man, suddenly nothing comes to mind or seems to work. You got it covered here!

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  12. I think this card will cheer him up ... the sentiment certainly makes you smile, cheerful colours too and the image is fab. Elizabeth x

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  13. Hi Di,

    He reminds me of Karate Kid -- I think he'll do the trick just right.

    Had company over the weekend so didn't get much crafting done until today! Laundry can wait!! I still have clean undies ;-)

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  14. HAHA! I'm sure that cheeky chappie will make anyone smile, especially if they're not well. I'm in my 2nd week of antibiotics and steroids and it certainly worked on me :)

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  15. Great card Di, I especially love the sentiment stamp its just perfect, Luv Karen xx

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  16. Hi Di

    This is brilliant.

    I would never have thought of using that image for a get well card .. . but teamed up with your sentiment it is perfect!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Love Jules xx

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  17. You did a fantastic job...I have made it no secret I struggle with them so therefore I "dread" them. However, it's important to MAKE them!

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