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:

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

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

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovel get well card Di...

Anne

Pippa said...

Lovely card Di x

SARN said...

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

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Em Louise Fairley said...

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

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So beautiful sentiment
love your card
hugs Tamara

scrAPpamondo said...

So pretty!

Carol L said...

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!

Jacee said...

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

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous image and love your colour choices, beautiful card.

Kath x

Pat said...

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

mamapez5 said...

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

Liz said...

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

MaryH said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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

Shirley said...

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!!

Elizabeth said...

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