can be more difficult than making a masculine card?
I think a masculine
Get Well Soon card, and that was the challenge I was given yesterday!
kept my card simple and have left space in the top left hand corner so I
can add the man's name later today!
It's unlikely that he'll see my blog, but
just in case.........................!!
this is a personal card, I've been happy to use some retired Designer Series Paper
The gold stripes are from the Neutral's Collection DSP Stack.
was planning to have a plain Whisper White Cardstock (CS) layer for the
top of the card with a layer of Pacific Point CS.
Once I'd stamped and
die cut the images, the Whisper White layer looked very bland, and I
couldn't decide on an embossing folder to stay within my masculine
First I tried the stripes in Pacific Point but the "sunshine"
disappeared; hence the gold stripe!
this card was the first time I've used the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp
Firstly, I stamped the pocket, the stitched V and the two studs using Night
of Navy Ink onto Pacific Point CS.
At first, I die cut the pocket using
the die from the Pocket Framelits because I was going to fold the
pocket "seams" back and adhere to the card by the strips so I had an opening for the
sun and the sunglasses.
I changed my mind because this would have stopped me from adhering these
images using Dimensionals, so I cut the seams off!
stamped the sunglasses on Cajun Craze CS, using Chocolate Chip Ink, and
then die cut them.
The sun is from a new stamp set that's available in
the new Christmas Catalogue - aka Autumn/Winter Catalogue - and is
called Cheers to the Year.
I used Crushed Curry Ink on Crushed Curry
CS, and then punched it out using the 2" Circle Punch.
wiped the pocket with my Embossing Buddy, and then stamped the
sentiment using Versamark.
I sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder over it,
and then heat set it with my Heat Tool.
I started assembling my Whisper
White CS card base, by adding a layer of Gold Foil and then the layer of
the gold stripe DSP.
I used Dimensionals for the pocket first, and then
I used Tombow to adhere the sun; finally I added the sunglasses, also
As this card will be signed by nine people, I have
added on all three remaining sides a layer of Gold Foil and then a top
layer of Whisper White CS.
As soon as the recipient receives his card,
I'm sure he'll be chuffed to see his name on the front, and he'll also know
straightaway who's made the card!
I just hope that this nice sunny card
will help him on his road to recovery.
That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.