Happy Monday! I have a Get Well card to share today! I am playing along with MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge and The Color Throwdown!
I needed a Get Well card for an adult male...grandpa status if you will. It is difficult enough to make a manly card, but when you add the element of "sickness" or "get well," it made it even tougher for me. How do you make it without going "girly?" I figured I could use balloons!
I am using MFT Card stock sampler. I started off die cutting the rounded corner die from Blueprints 10 twice. I used snow cone and jellybean green card stock. I stamp the olive color using Diagonal Stripe Background with the card stock edge turned to give me a straight line. I used a white pigment ink and let it dry. Next, I stamped the snow cone using the Typewriter Text background stamp in snow cone ink. To create some visual interest I turned the card stock at an angle before I stamped. I cut these two panels to overlay for the background on the sketch. I stitched them, but it is difficult to see since I cover most of the stitching with the white panel which I die cut using the fishtail flag die from Blueprints 13. Next, I used the Balloon Stax and die cut one in Red Hot card stock and one in sour apple. I stamped the sentiment from the Get Well Wishes stamp set in versamark and embossed in Zing Rouge. I added an additional sentiment from the set in palette noir black onto the fishtail flag. I tied some coordinating string and had the string wrap around the lower portion of the card. I finished with some black enamel dots.
This card is sporting some "homemade" enamel dots. I got the idea from Julia Aston who shows how she did it on her blog. Love this idea! Thanks, Julia!
As always thanks so much for stopping by!