Sunday, 2 December 2018

Get Well Cards

Evening Everyone,

Why is it we never have any 'get well' cards when they are needed? Could be that, like 'sympathy' cards, we hope there won't be a call for them. Well, this week the call came so I set too and made one for now and one spare.
This one is made almost entirely from scraps. The topper was based on a scrap of white card with brushstrokes of aqua watercolour paint which was leftover from another project. I over-stamped using Penny Black's 'Aspire' stamp- an oldie but a goody - and two shades of ink, first in 'Peacock Feathers' distress ink and then black Memories ink pad. The dies used to cut out the topper and it's mat were from a stitched square set from The Works. The greeting is from an embossing folder and stamp set, 'Sweet Roses', which came free with a magazine some time ago.

 I stamped out this greeting - from 'The Best of Card Making Magic' free with Issue 9 of Love Cardmaking - with the intention of using it on the first card but decided it really didn't suit the topper after all. Instead, it made the beginnings of this one and the colours in the llama patterned paper, 'Cactus & Llama' 8x8 pack from The Range, went well with the aqua and teal cardstock used to mat and layer the topper. I've been itching to use the llama die, another find from The Range, for some time - they are a bit of fun. I cut it twice, in aqua and teal, and glued them together, just offset a little to allow the darker teal show through, and added two tiny aqua gemstones to the 'eye's of the llama. The upper right corner of the card is embellished with three larger turquoise gemstones.

All the cardstock is from papermilldirect online, my favourite card supplier, and the white square card bases are Papermania from The Range.

I think I've covered all the supplies used but if I've forgotten something you want to know more about do let me know ... I'm happy to answer any questions.

Hope you've enjoyed the weekend and will have a wonderful week ahead.


Mrs A. said...

Two great get well cards. Love the calming colours on the first card and the happy animals on the second. both sure to brighten the day. Hugs ValeryAnne.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful cards Elizabeth, I especially love the second card, the image of the llama and the colours would cheer anyone up, Kate x

Sandra H said...

Two beautiful cards x