Monday, 13 April 2009

A bright and cheery get well card to have on hand

Well today I've been busy preparing for the classes I'm running this week and I should now be tidying the craft room so that everyone will have space to craft ... but I got a bit sidetracked by the Mojo Monday challenge and decided to have a play.

This is the  sketch challenge for this week. 

A lot of my cards recently have been in soft spring colours but today I decided I want to go bold and vibrant. What better then than a Get Well card. Luckily I don't know anyone at the moment who needs one so this will go in my stock for later.

I started with a base of Blush Blossom (just to soften the colours just a little and then matted with Tempting Turquoise and Only Orange punched with the scallop edge punch. The flower from the Organic Grace set ( see here for how to get this level 1 hostess gift free) was stamped with black Stazon onto Blush Blossom card. It was coloured with markers and then matted onto Tempting Turquoise. A second diamond mat of Blush Blossom and Tempting Turquoise was added behind and then added to the card front with dimensionals.

The Get Well sentiment from the Sincere Salutations set was stamped in Tempting Turquoise ink.

A card ribbon of Blush Blossom and Tempting Turquoise was added below the sentiment. Finally the dragonfly from the Organic Grace set was inked first with Versamark then Tempting Turquoise (for a little colour) and stamped onto (heat resistant) acetate. Heat and Stick powder was added, heated and then Dazzling Diamonds glitter added and heated to set. This was cut out, the wings shaped and glued to the card front.

Ah well, back to work tomorrow (and I'd better go and tidy the craft room now).

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to everyone taking time to comment - it's lovely to read your thoughts on my creations.

Sara xx


Butternut Sage Designs said...

Hi Sara this is pretty and bright great for the changing season!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Very bright and cheerful! Great card!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Fantastic card! Gorgeous colors!

Kate Lewis said...

Oooh, Sara this is a great colour combo!!! May use it myself if it's ok with you! Great card - TFS! K x

Alison said...

I love turquoise and orange together, such an energetic colour combo. Lovely card.
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog re the easter baskets. I definitely wouldn't tackle 9 of them though!