Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A Get Well Card

Hello Again!   I'm back from my Holiday Break.  I had family over for two weeks, the last one left on Saturday morning.  Then my husband and I, who were so ready for a clean house and some type of "normalcy" again, aggressively worked together and had all the Christmas decorations down and packed away by 4:00 pm.  Yeah!  I had a nice Christmas, but at the same time, I just wanted it to be over.  I am so excited to start a new year!  I don't make resolutions, but I'm eager to get back to my normal healthy diet and exercise routine, and I'm in the mood to scrub and declutter my entire house from top to bottom.  What is about this time of year that makes everyone want to do that?  I bet the thrift stores get a boat load of items in January.  I know I will be dropping off a few trunk full of items myself!

For today, I want to show you a get well card I made months ago.  One of my husband's co-workers had a serious fall and broke her foot.  She was out of work for three weeks, so I sent her this card to cheer her up.


 The image if called "Hollyhocks" and it is from Flourishes (old).  I created a sun by placing a circle die in the corner and inking in and around it with different shades of yellow and orange inks.  I stamped the sentiment inside the "sun".


I colored the background with Copic Markers to create a sky.  After rounding the corners with a corner rounder I adhered the main image panel to a white card base (also rounded) and tied a pink string around it.  It was then attached  to a light pink card base.


 I punched out a paper heart and tied it to the bow.  I added yellow Stickles to the centers of the Hollyhocks.



Have A Great Day!  Amy

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6 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful card! Pinned.

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  2. Welcome back, Amy! Glad you got to spend a wonderful time with family!
    I'm not one for new-years resolutions either, but always try with good intentions the beginning of the year and hope for the best. Getting organized is definitely on my top thing this year along with exercizing again at least 4 days a week. I've been good so far :)

    Such a beautiful card, I love that floral stamp and the sun looks amazing. Love how you stamped the sentiment inside the sun. I am sure it brightened her day!

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    1. Thanks Ellie! I'm the same with new "intentions". Ha ha! I like that word better than "resolutions". Yes, the recipient of the card really liked it and appreciated it. Thanks so much!

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  3. This has to be one of my favorites of your many lovely cards. I scrolled up and down several times, looking at the beautiful detail in these flowers and leaves, and the warm, golden sun. I have never used Copic markers. How are they different from regular markers? I used to love using watercolor pencils but when I have tried them recently, I haven't liked the results. My paper gets too wet and warps. But with less water, the pencils don't blend well. Your husband's colleague was no doubt delighted with this card.

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    1. Thanks Leslie! Copic markers are alcohol markers that are super easy to shade with and blend. I’m just like you with anything “watercolored”. I have the same issues.

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