The other day my daughter was looking through a box of cards that I made her over the years and she pulled out a couple of Get Well cards. “You used to make me cards when I was sick? why don’t you do that anymore???” Oh dear. Yes, even though it was something like a quick bout of tonsillitis, I’d make a card to cheer her up. Why did I stop? I don’t know, I guess because I never realised how much a card meant to the kids. Ironic for a cardmaker right? Mental note to self: make more cards for the kids!
Today I’m sharing a Get Well card I made for a young boy.
This card started out with me choosing the stamp I wanted to use then I chose what patterned paper I wanted to use which gave me my colour scheme (just a little bit of the thought process of how I got going). Oh, before I get started, just a quick note to say that Stampin’ Up! Australia donate $3 from the sale of every “Tag It” stamp set (the one I used here) to Ronald McDonald House. Love it!
Here’s how I made the card:
1. Colour straight onto the rubber stamp using markers: Use a brown marker to colour in the brackets, blue to colour in the stethoscope, orange to colour in the ‘get well soon’, then stamp straight onto the paper.
2. Punch out the image using Stampin’ Up!’s Decorative Label Punch then run the orange marker around the edge of the punched out image to highlight
3. Adhere a Retro Fresh Journalling Tag to some orange cardstock cut to be a bit bigger than the tag. Then using Dimensionals attach the ‘get well’ punch to the centre of the tag to give it a bit of a pop. Set aside for later.
4. Cut a piece of Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper to be a little smaller than the front of your base card and adhere three strips of Washi Tape as shown in the photo. (all these Retro Fresh products are in Stampin’ Up! Australia’s Occasions Catalogue)
5. Adhere the patterned paper to your base card and then attach the centrepiece to your card using Dimensionals to help it stand out.
6. Time to embellish! My embellishments came about because of some little errors on my part – as they sometimes do! I always think a mistake is an opportunity to embellish I placed two strips of Washi Tape over a little wooden arrow embellishment. And don’t you love how everything matches with Stampin’ Up!? Even the Washi Tape was the perfect width for the wooden embellishment so I could put two strips of it and it matched perfectly. The embellishment was glued down with glue dots to cover the little smudge I managed to make on the card. The three little Candy Dots were added at the end – I found I hadn’t cut the Washi Tape straight enough and it was bothering me. No matter how I tried to fix it, it was still a bit crooked so I covered the end with the Candy Dots. I think it ended up balancing the card out nicely though, so all’s well that ends well!
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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Rubber Stamps: Tag It (Clearmount: 130303) (Woodmount: 1130300).
Inkpads/Markers: Baked Brown Sugar Marker and Costal Cabana Marker (131260), Tangerine Tango Marker (131259)
Cardstock & Paper: Whisper White (106549), Crumb Cake (121685), Retro Fresh Journalling Tags (133526 )
Tools: Decorative Label Punch (120907)
Accessories: Essential Wooden Elements (132258), Candy Dots (130931), Retro Fresh Washi Tape (133001)
Adhesives: SNAIL, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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