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:

Annie said...

Brilliant design Di.
Hugs,
A x

Anonymous said...

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

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

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

Cath Wilson said...

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

Sandra said...

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

Irene said...

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

Bernie said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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

M said...

Really cute! M x

Gillian said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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!

Elizabeth said...

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

505whimsygirl said...

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

Helena said...

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 :)

Karen said...

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

Jules said...

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

~Tammy~ said...

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!