Monday, 21 November 2011

Get Well Card + CASE

It's time I blogged the unblogged cards ;) I've lost track of them, so I'll have to flick through and figure out. 
I've also started my classes again today, so I'll have less time to get crafty now. Starting in Paediatrics with 2 weeks in paeds oncology and 2 weeks in paeds surgery. Not exactly the combo I was hoping for (I was hoping for some neonatology somewhere but I missed out on the spot).

Anyway, back to cards. This card, I just sent out to my friend last week. I found out that she'd been in hospital and had to get some surgery done. And she'd always wanted one of my cards, so I went and made her one. She's going to get lots of cards from me in the next few weeks. This, birthday and Christmas cards ;)

Her favourite colour is blue, so I had to grab out my blues. It's really royal blue she likes, but I really don't do well making cards with deeper blue shades. But anyway, a bit more on YOF: Carnations embossed in white with some blending goodness ;) And I gave my Mat Stack #3 some love it needed.

I used some cotton buds/swabs to add a bit more shading effect/depth on the carnation image over the Mat Stack die cut. It works rather well. This is how I do colouring without Copics (FYI - Steph is out buying me Copics this very moment!!! So excited!!!).
The next card is a CASE of Dawn McVey's card. I found some nice saddle stitch ribbons at the mall the other day! It was from a horrendously expensive Swedish (or somewhere thereabouts) stationery shop called kikki.k. A roll was $5 for 3m. Bit of an overkill, but can't find anything nicer around here locally, so I went and got the blue & red ones.
This card utilises the little wee stamp in the Vintage Labels set really well. I would never have thought to use it as a background. I initially thought it was from Damask Designs set.
Anyway, I'm needing some break. My timetable looks as confusing as ever and I just came back from 3hrs of GirlGuiding in the rain. I came home with my shoes and socks all wet and was desperate to have a hot shower - only to find my brother jumping in for his as I dropped my gear down. I had to wait agonising 15 minutes till he was done lol

Thanks again for popping around! :)

{Feel Better Soon}
STAMP: [PTI] Year of Flowers: Carnations, Mat Stack #3
INK: [PTI] Aqua Mist; [SU!] Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze; Versamark
PAPER: [PTI] Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores
OTHER: [PTI] Mat Stack #3 die; [SU!] Stampin' Embossing Powder (white); foam tape; cotton swab; [Tim Holtz] Inkessentials Blending Tool

{Wish Big}
STAMP: [PTI] Vintage Labels, Star Prints
INK: [PTI] Aqua Mist, Fresh Snow; [SU!] Melon Mambo; Versamark
PAPER: [PTI] Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist; Stamper's Select White
OTHER: [PTI] Scalloped Border die (medium); [Kaisercraft] rhinestone; foam tape; [kikki.k] saddle stitch ribbon


Joyce said...

Two beautiful cards today. I think my favorite is the first one because of the beautiful coloring/shading of the flowers.

Ronnie said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, but the first is my fav. I love blue!

Kara said...

both are great, but that blue is so gorgeous!

Deb said...

Love these cards! The blue is beautiful!