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Friday, 29 December 2017

Get Well Card - Hopeful Thoughts

Hopeful Thoughts is amongst the first stamp sets I purchased when I first became a demonstrator four years ago.  I've used it time and again - and I love it.

I thought I would use it for a Get Well Card which I am popping in the post today.

I took a piece of watercolour paper, a couple of Stampin' Write marker pens and using a stamp positioner (in this case my MISTI), I stamped the branch by first inking in the green and stamping a couple of times. Then I clean off the stamp and inked up the flowers in Melon Mambo and stamped them a couple of times.

I used an Aqua Painter to gently brush a small amount of water across each leaf and flower as I wanted to achieve a smudged watercolour effect.

Next came the sentiment and then I die cut the piece of watercolour card using the largest of my square Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I die cut two more squares using my Layering Squares Framelits and layered the three to create a topper for my card.

I embossed a square piece of Black card stock with my Sweetheart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.   The topper covers the debossed heart in the centre of the embossed card stock.

This was added to a layer of Melon Mambo card stock and then the whole thing was adhered to a piece of 6 x 12 card stock, scored at 6 inches on the long side to form a 6 x 6 inch card base.

I was ever so pleased with how the card turned out. I think it looks rather sophisticated and elegant.

Well I hope my recipient likes it too.

That's it from me today.  I hope you will pop back for my next project.

Ciao for now,

Linda xx

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  1. Lovely card. I need to make this sort of card for a very dear friend who has been very unwell all over Christmas. Thank you for your inspiration.

    1. Awe thanks Littlelamb (cute name !!) I hope your friend is on the mend x

  2. Lovely card as always. Thank you for sharing.
    Wishing you a very Happy Crafting New Year.
    You have been an inspiration, helping me through the passing away of my husband with you ideas

    1. Hi Tina - I am very sorry to hear about your husband. That must be very tough for you. I hope you are OK. Thanks for your kind comment. Its very much appreciated xxx

  3. Hi Linda,

    This is a fabulous card, great for a Get Well or any other themed card. I need a birthday card in January so I may change up the colour card stock used but the technique with the stamping I will CASE. I am so glad to hear in your written directions for this card that you are using a stamp set from SU that you got over 4 years ago when you started as a demonstrator. It is so unusual to find a SU demonstrator using stamp sets or dies that are not current in the catalogue. Thank you for demonstrating that you can be a demonstrator and us stamp sets that you like from the past. :O)

    1. Hi Lorraine - I hope you had a lovely Christmas. The stamp set is still current - just rather overlooked by many, in favour of newer stuff. So pleased you like it xxxx

  4. I love this stamp set also. I have used it for get well cards and sympathy cards. I so enjoy your videos. Have a wonderful New Year!

    1. How lovely of you. Thanks Bonnie. Sending you lots of good wishes for the year to come. xxx

  5. Love it Love it Love it
    Dipstick!! Xxxxxx

    1. Hiya Dipstick ! Makes me die that !! So glad you love it, love it, love it !! xxxxxx


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