23 September 2018

Get Well - watercolour pencil

A helpful candy stripe nurse's aide bandages a teddy bear so he can heal up. My card features a long retired image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, a die cut sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and an embossing for the background from Spellbinders.

Putting It Together

I made this for a friend who is very dear to me and is now battling a serious disease. I am hopeful he will have a full recovery.

I coloured the image while at my day job during lunch using Nuvo watercolour pencils and waterbrush.

At home, I die cut the image and a matte. I also embossed a panel and die cut the sentiment. I did a dry layout to plan the card.

I die cut additional words of the sentiment from a heavy black cardstock. The blue is a dark plaid. The pattern, on the die cuts, is subtle.

I stacked each word, adhering the layers.  The black base gives the words dimension.

I used foam mounting tape to pop up the image and it's matte.

Inside I stamped a sentiment and added a strip of the same paper as the matte for the image.



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  1. I'm so sorry your friend is so sick! I hope his recovery is speedy and complete. Your card is very sweet! I loved reading your process. The embossed background is super and the sentiment die cuts are wonderful - I like the black base! The inside sentiment is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at The Paper Shelter!

  2. Great creation, love how you did the layered die cut sentiment, super cool idea! Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Shelter Challenge "Add A Sentiment" this week. Hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs:) Audrey DT

  3. Your card, the beautiful color scheme, the sweet image and encouraging sentiment are all sure to be loved by your friend. Thanks for joining us at Pennys this week. DT Kathy [https://myasperations.blogspot.com]


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