Monday, May 28, 2018

Getwell My Friend

Hi There!

I don't make a lot of Getwell Cards but I'm going to be more mindful in the future of making them.  I recently had a knee replacement and I received so many cards from my wonderful cardmaking friends.  There were days that I was in so much pain and so down and these cards resulted in smiles and even happy tears.  I never thought about the impact a card can have on a recipient until I was in a position to receive them and experience it.  Not sure if this made sense but my point is I made one today lol.  This crafty friend also had a knee replacement so I really hope this card will bring a smile to her face.

I started this card with a beautiful glittery background in a happy color.  I used a stencil from Gina K Designs called Daisy Chain with Bo Bunny Glitter Paste in Buttercup.  Such a beautiful color!  I used a palette knife to spread the paste over the taped down stencil and set aside to dry. It is so easy to work with.    

After dried, I cut it to the size I wanted for my card and cut a strip of heavy weight vellum in 48# and applied a strip of Stick It to the back.  You cannot see it behind the vellum.  Try not to get your fingers in the glue, you may be able to see where the glue is messed up, not sure. 

I cut out this Getwell word die from Paper Smooches in Gina K Designs Passionate Pink cardstock and adhered it to the vellum.  

I used the 'my friend' stamp from an Altenew set called, Thinking of You.  I say, 'my friend' when chatting with people on Facebook, such as, thank you my friend, so I was excited to find this stamp.  I used Brutus Monroe Alabaster Embossing Powder (white) and embossed on black cardstock and cut into a strip. 

I happen to have some Gina K Designs Envelopes in Passionate Pink so I'm excited to pair this envelope with the card.  Who doesn't want to get a card in a hot pink envelope??  Just sayin'... :)

I hope I inspired you to make more Getwell Cards.  They truly mean the world to people and I now realize just how much they can change your whole day and attitude. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!  


1 comment:

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is beautiful. I love all the yellow.