Tuesday, July 26, 2011

SUOC24 Get Well Cards

Today's challenge on Stampin' Up Only Challenges is to make a get well card. I've been having some trouble with my mojo, so I took a day off. Little Missy and I went to Minnewaska State Park for a swim-bike-swim-bike-swim. I dragged ~70 lbs. around on a 97 degree day... what was I thinking? Hence, LOTS of swimming. Hopefully, you think my break helped a little.

I love the colors of the samples on the cover of the new catalog, so I started there. After the main panel was created, I used a really old Mojo Monday sketch for the card.

I spent some time adding detail to the main image. I used two colors, Peach Parfait and Calypso Coral, directly on the stamp for the flowers. Once they were stamped, I highlighted some more with markers directly onto the paper. The image was spritzed with both Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.

The layout and rest of the elements ended up a little eclectic, but I still like it. Most of the time, I like something mainly because of the colors anyway. What do you think?

Stamps: Just Believe, Sincere Salutations; Paper: Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP, Botanical Gazette DSP; Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Peach Parfait marker, Calypso Coral marker, Crumb Cake marker, Soft Suede marker; Accessories: Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Color spritzer, Circle Scissors Plus, Square Lattice embossing folder, 3-1/2" Circle die, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

So many great details here. The stitching is beautiful and I really like the Just Believe stamped onto the dsp. The colors give this a more mature feel - cool to see when i see this set used with brights so often.

Sue said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combo!

Jen Timko said...

Just love the stamping in the DSP. Might be coming soon to my blog! :-)

Cindy said...

Oh my, Heidi, I'd say your mojo has definitely returned! This is a gorgeous get well card, and I love the colors (especially my new fave Calypso Coral)!

Rosemary Morgan said...

Yes, what were you thinking???
But very happy you got your mojo back. Beautiful card.

Dany said...

I love this card, and think using that DSP behind the flowers is a great idea!

By the way, doing anything on a 97degree day is insane! but I'm sure glad you found your mojo. I'm still missing mine, so with your permission I'll be casing this.

Dany

Yapha said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the flowers over the newsprint!

Mickey Roberts said...

A very lovely card. So many great details.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Beautiful. I love the details--and the stamping on the newsprint. Clever.

Julie Marshall said...

Beautiful colors and I love how you used the Baker's Twine.