Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Get well soon

A buddy had an op recently (you know who you are chick!) and, once she was safely back home, I made this card to send:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- backing paper from Bo Bunny's 'et cetera' collection

- the image is SU's 'Too Kind' layered flowers set - which I struggle with a bit as they aren't clear like some of the newer sets, so there was much huffing, puffing and use of the SU Stamp-a-ma-jig! I stamped using SU's 'Old Olive', 'Pumpkin Pie' and 'Tangerine Tango' inks

- the sentiment is from the same set, stamped using Memento 'London Fog'

- then I die cut the image using a Spellbinders die from the 'Labels One' set and just ran a ball tool round the other side of the die cut before removing it from the die. Much quicker than setting up the tan mat if the die is fairly simple :)

- final touch is a little butterfly, die cut/embossed using SU's 'Beautiful Wings' embosslits, a snippet of SU 'Old Olive' card stock and three little pearls added down the body

Hope you're still improving - and doing those exercises :)

Di
x

18 comments:

  1. Lovely card Di-pretty colours,I am sure your friend was thrilled :)
    Nessa xxxx

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  2. Ooh, LOVE this pretty Get Well card and I know she will too!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  3. This is so beautiful, Di! I'm sure it cheered your friend up xxx

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  4. So beautiful sentiment
    love your card
    hugs Tamara

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  5. There's something about that background paper that catches my eye in a big way and perfectly compliments the image! I'm sure your friend enjoyed this post-op cheery card!

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  6. So pretty Diane, lovely flower and a great colour!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  7. Gorgeous image and love your colour choices, beautiful card.

    Kath x

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  8. This is really pretty Di and just perfect for a 'Get Well' card. This will have cheered up your friend no end I am sure. x

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  9. Very pretty Di. I´m sure your friend loved it. Kate x

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  10. Lovely card, Di, love the colours. Thanks for the tip about embossing with a ball tool rather than the tan mat. xx

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  11. This set just came in my order today. Nice to see a lovely way to use it ...and I think the Misti will help with the repeated stamping, since it is red cling. (Checked mine after I read your statement!). Love the color choices here, just so cheery - full of sunshine feeling. The ball stylus works well on the Sizzix dies that don't have an embossing edge. Thanks for that reminder. Happy wkend, Hugs & TFS

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  12. This is so lovely. That image is a keeper and you have made a wonderful Get Well card!

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  13. The card is beautiful and your stamping is wonderful! I love the colors and that butterfly is the perfect add to make the flowers pop and show off their loveliness!!

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  14. Lovely 'get well' card, Di. Love the flower stamping. Hope the buddy is recovering well from the op. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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