Saturday, February 18, 2012

Get Well

Get well cards are really not easy for me to do. I do have this cute CC image (I abbreviated this when I first got them so I am not sure if that is the name or not). We have a nurse in the family so I thought I would get more use out of it than I have. I really like it though. I get mentally challenged when my space area is so small. I am hoping for normal postage on this one, but I won't know for sure until I go to the post office. On the inside I did a Kristina Werner technique with that banner. I just love that stamp. Will look up the maker if you ask me. Anyhow the white flowers are done with that pentel white pen. I love it much more than the unibal or inksential. It really flows!
 I think maybe I photographed this with a tad too much light. But that is a better alternative than too dark. The copics I used are: E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E29, YR23, B00, R14, R17, R20. Somehow I folded the card a bit off, so I used a decorative punch on the top edge. This card is an odd shade of red but the R14 is really similar to it. I have a real affinity to those edge punches! I love lace. I am seriously thinking of using some of my lace stash in my cards! That is one way to get rid of it. I am surely not going to be doing anymore fancy sewing! I sewed for my kids and my grandkids. I am done! Of course we still have little ones coming all the time, but the granddaughters I am talking about are over 20. I would so much rather use that lace than have it sit in the closet. I think the tombow mono multi glue will be the adhesive I choose, or else score tape. 

The inside of my card is a reflection of the outside ( Amy R technique). Actually if it weren't for her, the inside would
more often than not be just my handwriting! This banner stamp is stamped on the card and also stamped on paper that I colored.  The greeting is a clear stamp which I stamped part on the top of the banner and the rest on the bottom of it. Then I cut only the banner out  - This is such a great technique as you can be as sloppy as you like when you are coloring - you are cutting it out! The white pen does the flowers on the original. I believe I will leave the butterflies alone next time. I don't really care for the gold pen I used. Then you adhere the banner onto the paper - if you cut a little of the black off, its no big deal as its perfect on the paper! I did use my stamp-a-ma-jig to place it on my card otherwise it would have been a major guess and that's too much work for a guess! The colors in the banner match the blue dotted paper on the front.  Hope you like this one.
I have been working on scrapbooking photos from a trip to Hawaii a few years ago. The book I found here to use is 8 x 8. Boy does that limit what you can do! It took me hours to get the first page done and then it only has one photo on it. Not my idea of fun! Then all of a sudden I got inspired last night and zippo - I managed 5 pages! I think I have found the secret for me with these albums. If I have a lot of photos to get into the book and lots of things I want to say, then I should probably forget all the extra creative stuff  as there really isn't going to be enough room anyhow! I tend to pick the small albums for our trips. It seems to take less room to store them than the big ones. So I cut a single piece of cardstock 8 x 8, place my photos (group them by activity - if too many for one page, do a double page layout), make sure I have room for my journalling ( this time I am using little homemade tags with a little ribbon on one end - if my room is scant, I can move them as they pivot from a brad) and then see if I have room to "decorate" the page! Also before I started this time, I wrote out my journalling for each group of photos in a little dollar book I picked up. It goes together much easier when all the big thinking is done before you start!!! Hugs to you all, March is a real busy month, so there should be lots to see here! Look at the counter! Almost 20,000!!! Wow!! Thanks to you all for making this such an exciting venture! Hugs again, Barb F


Sara said...

Your work is always beautiful!

Ellis said...

Fantstic card you've made! =)
Good luck with scrapbooking! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Colorado Crafter said...

I really like that banner stamp. Can you tell me the name of the company that makes it. I've never seen it before so I hope it's still available. Your card is lovely!!

Anonymous said...

Love the sweet little nurse, nicely done
Hugs Julie P

Sharon said...

That is so cute! I love the feel better soon banner on the inside. I'm like you and rarely decorate the inside, but sure love the cards I see where that is done. Most of my cards lately are for either a church ministry or Operation Write Home, so I try to make the mailable with standard postage.

InkyFingers said...

Love your card, she is beautiful! I don't have any problems with Get Well cards, it's the sympathy cards that hang me up, just can't do them.

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and sweet colored image barb. Such a lovely creation :o)

Sandy said...

Very nice!! I love those chickents!!