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."