Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A very girly get well card

I needed a get well card for a family friend who is going through chemotherapy. She is a very strong and beautiful woman so I wanted to make a card that would be quite feminine - with a bit of an edge to it.

I raked the internet for a suitable image and eventually settled with a very clean and strong image from Whimsy Doodles. It also came with a sentiment I happened to love, that was a great bonus.

To soften things up I decided to go VERY girly about papers and embellishments. I chose Basic Grey Lemonade papers, sponged them all with Distress Inks, edged with gold leaf pen and then Stickles.

Out came cotton lace and velvet ribbon, flowers from Prima and Joanna Sheen, leaf punch from EK Success, scallped frame and label dies from Spellbinders.

Image was coloured with Copics and this time I had real trouble to get the colours matching with the paper the way way I wanted. I just kept blending and re-blending and going over with other colours. The end result isn't perfect but I'm reasonably satisfied with it. The boots and boxing gloves were covered with Matte Accents, great and quick way to add some extra dimension to the image.

Then I basically cemented everything to the card with glue gel, let it dry overnight and proceeded to smother the whole thing with more Stickles. It appears one (me) can never have enough Stickles. I suspect there's half a bottle there! lol

I would like to enter this card to One Stop Craft Challenge "Optimistically Pink"! :)

One more little note - I was working with American Crafts cardstock on that card and let me tell you, I am impressed. It has a lovely subtle texture and is a wee bit sturdier than Bazzill. Lovely!

Thanks for looking!



gina g said...

Wow this is fabulous i love everything about it papers the image is brilliant and beautifully embellished. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Suzi Mac said...

OMG, this is just stunning, I love the image and the sentiment. Those papers and embellishments are adorable. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week. Hugs Suzi x

Anonymous said...

This is not a card, it is a piece of art!! Amazing, look at all the great detail! Love that stamp too, I don't know if we can get them here in Canada. I will have to google that. Great card! She will LOVE IT!

Tara Godfrey said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, Annika! I just love everything about it! Great image and sentiment and the papers are so pretty and the flowers are just perfection!

Marcea said...

This is amazing - your friend is going to be so touched by this card. I have this image too but not used it even though she is so amazing! Loving the bling and also your colouring - loving the yellow shades onto the pinks .... lush!

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