Monday, August 4, 2014



MFTWSC187Happy 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!

Betty

7 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful Betty and I love what you did with the twine.
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  2. What a fun get well card - sure to brighten anyone's day.

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  3. What a sweet and fun "feel better" card, Betty! Love it! I'm so glad you could play along with us at the Color Throwdown!

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  4. Fun card! Love the layered balloons!

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  5. Fun Ms. Betty! Love how you used the colors!! Thxs for playing with us...always enjoy it!

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  6. Oh, this is so sweet! What a fun card!

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  7. I find manly cards to be difficult myself, but you did a fabulous job on this one. The colors just makes you smile.

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