Friday, January 22, 2016

Get Well Soon

A friend of ours fell & broke her hand earlier this week. So I decided to make a get well card to send to her.

I began by creating the background, inspired by this tutorial by Jennifer McGuire. It took me several tries to get it right, but I finally succeeded! I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4.25x5.5", and inked it with Wilted Violet Distress ink, applied direct-to-paper. When I had covered the cardstock with ink, I laid the "Flag Pattern" stencil by Hero Arts over it, and sprayed my background with some homemade Perfect Pearls mist. I let it sit for several seconds, then blotted the excess mist with a cloth. I removed the stencil, and dried the panel with my heat tool. Where the mist had landed on the cardstock, it faded the ink, and left a nice shimmer. The shimmer doesn't show up well in the photo, but it looks really pretty in real life!

For the greeting, I again took a cue from Jennifer, and die cut my letters from white craft foam, using My Favorite Things' "Little Lowercase Letters." Before I did the die cutting, I applied a piece of Stick It double-sided adhesive to the back of the foam, so the letters would be sticky already, and I wouldn't have to use any liquid glue to adhere them to my panel.

After determining where to put my greeting, I stamped the flower image from Hero Arts' "You Make Me Smile" set onto the background in Versamark ink. I then heat embossed it with Ranger Silver embossing tinsel. When that had cooled, I adhered my greeting letters to the background, and drew dashed lines around the flower with my white Sakura gel pen. I mounted the card front to a white A2 card base, and "drew" a border with silver Stickles.

I'm entering this card in a2z Scrapbooking's January challenge: "Fireworks."


  1. I love your stenciled background and foam lettering. Beautiful deep color.

    So glad you joined us at a2z Scrapbooking.

  2. Very pretty card, love the bit of sparkle on the embossed image. Bet your friend loves it.

  3. Beautiful! So vibrant! Thanks for joining us at a2z scrapbooking!

  4. beautiful shimmer on this, Andrea, happy you entered over at a2z! I highlighted it on the blog tomorrow :)

  5. Nice card, love the background! Thanks for joining a2z Scrapbooking!

  6. Beautifully done Andrea. Thanks for playing along with us at A2Z


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