Saturday, November 25, 2017

On the mend

Popping on to share another get well card I made but this time it is for my husband's grandfather!  I always struggle with masculine cards no matter the occasion.  I figured I would share what I came up with just in case it helps someone else out with an idea!

The main image on this card is a clipart piece I found on the internet.  Long ago, my husband's grandfather owned and operated an electronics repair shop.  My husband thought his grandfather would be tickled if I used an image of a vacuum tube.  I must say this is definitely a first for me!

I printed the clipart onto a piece of Xpress it cardstock.  I used the the cool gray family of Copics to color the "silver" portions of the image.  I also added Wink of Stella to make it sparkle.  The black and plaid paper are from an old Basic Grey paper pad called Bowties.  The green cardstock is Gumball Green (retired) from Stampin Up.  I used a background stamp from MFT Stamps to add a little more detail to the green paper.

I glued all the pieces down onto a white card base.  The vacuum tube is adhered flat on the green paper.  The sentiment (also from MFT Stamps) was stamped in Gumball Green ink and cut into a banner shape.  The black piece underneath also came from the Bowties paper pad.  This was adhered using foam tape for added dimension.  That's it.  One very simple and masculine get well card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Feel better flower

I unexpectedly found myself in need of a Get Well card only to find I didn't have a single one in my stash!  What a sad state of affairs.  Apparently I need to go on a binge crafting session so I have some set aside for future need.  I've got lots of birthday cards though!

Anywho, I needed something I could throw together pretty quickly but I also wanted it to be a little bit elegant.  This is for my husband's great grandmother and I always try to send her something a bit snazzier.

I scrounged around in my stacks of sentiments and florals looking for just the right ones.  I really, REALLY need to get my organization done.  Maybe I'll have a time at Christmas to make a dent.  Ok, back on track.  Let me just go ahead and show you my finished card!

I didn't really have a plan when I sat down but that isn't unusual for me.  I heat embossed the main flower from Concord & 9th's You Are Enough stamp set in gold onto Bristol paper.  I then used the Deep Red Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker and a water brush to spread out the color.  After it was dry, I went back with one of the warmer gray Zig Clean Color markers and went all around the image.  I used the water brush to spread the color all the way out to the edges.  I used a circle die from MFT stamps to cut out the flower layer.

I used a Spellbinders scalloped circle die to cut out the gold glitter layers.  The patterned paper is from Basic Grey and was cut with one of my favorite dies from Craftin Desert Divas.  I then cut the pink layer from Stampin up Rose Romance cardstock using a scalloped die from Mama Elephant.  The sentiment comes from a MFT Stamps set and I embossed it in the same gold powder I used for the flower.  I then cut it out with a banner die from Craftin Desert Divas.  I cut a slightly longer banner with the same die from bristol paper.  I adhered all the layers to a white card base.

I do hope my husband's great grandmother likes it and brings her a little cheer!



Sunday, November 12, 2017

Let's get in the mood...

As is the crafting mood!  Come check out my latest post on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog.  Today I used the mood board for inspiration and made a never ending card!  

Hope you'll stop by!