There has been a lot going on in the lives on my creative sisters at the Outlawz. But, to make a long story short, we were asked to make get well cards for one of the girls' sister who is ill. So, I dove right in. This one will take a bit to explain and I will do the best I can. Please feel free to ask questions, leave comments, etc.
Ok, first for the front of the card:
In the very back of the card, you can see a "clip board." It is made of a piece of thin chipboard that has been inked with Vintage Photo. The Clip part is made of a piece of textured foil paper that has been propped up on an angle. I attached a pop can tab to resemble the circular hole part of the clip. I also adhered a piece of plain white paper to make it look a little more official (I guess).
Working out way down, we see a sick little teddy bear lying in bed with an ice pack in his head. The teddy bear is cut from the Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge. The pillow is cut from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge and the ice pack is cut from the Dr. Checkup cartridge. I chose not to cut the teddy's face and use a Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids set. Color was added to the face with oil pencil and glaze pen. I lightly inked the edges of the pillow in Ballet Blue ink from Stampin' Up.
Moving down once again, we come to 2 pill bottles. The labels were computer generated, adding a little taste of my humor. The bandage is a real, a generic Band-Aid, but real. I adhered it to cardstock then cut around it. I then just used glue stick to adhere it to the card. The pill bottle lids are 2 rounded off rectangles. The bottles them selves started out as 2 plain white rectangles. I then inked them lightly with vintage photo ink. I then blended with Really Rust ink from Stampin Up until I was satisfied with the results. Because of the gate fold, the card wouldn't stay shut, so I added some bakes twine from my stash.
Moving to the inside:
I sure hope she like blue and brown. I know it is my favorite color combo.
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Have a great day and keep creating! BTW, thanks for sticking around for such a long post.
- I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.