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Friday, June 8, 2012

Get Well Friday

To me, making get well cards ranks right up there with making sympathy cards. I own nothing remotely "get well" specific. Fortunately, for me -- and the people I know, come to think of it -- I rarely need them. Today, I needed one, however, so mixed a couple of stamps, a computer generated sentiment, and my favourite copied-from-Heather style.  




I may or may not have decided to sponge in green because Heather recently did, and I happened to have the same inks. ;)  Before I sponged in the colours, I stamped and embossed the text background. Taking the post-it masks off, I stamped the butterfly and embossed with holographic embossing powder. I tried to catch a little bit of the iridescence  here:



While the holographic embossing works better (I think) on coloured ink, I liked that it kept the butterfly from being just, well, black. (I had originally planned to do flower silhouettes over the masked panel, but at the last minute thought they might seem a little gloomy for a get well card. Whereas a butterfly is never gloomy!) I could have done all this right on the card base, but I knew I wanted the sentiment banner folded over the edge on the one side. Both the main panel and the banner are popped up. A few half-pearls finished everything off. 
After missing a couple of weeks, I'm linking to today's Unity Friends with Flair hop. Have a fabulous Friday! 


Supplies: white cardstock, Unity Key to Joy & Giving It All Meaning stamps, Memento new sprout, pear tart, bamboo leaves & cottage ivy, Versamark & Brilliance graphite black inks, clear & holographic embossing powders, Recollections black half pearls, dimensionals Pin It Now!

31 comments:

Ruby said...

Very pretty card. Love that colour scheme.

Emily H said...

Very beautiful Lindsey! Thanks for sharing!

cardz said...

This is so pretty Lindsey. Well done on capturing the holographic coolness in your photo. Those greens do work well together don't they? I'll be pulling them out again often. And as for the layout-what can I say? Winner. Every. Time.

Heather

onecraftymama said...

may or may not...lol :) Love it! And the colours are fabulous. Get well cards aren't often ones I make either - hadn't really thought about it until you said it!

Jingle said...

Oh, wow! This is just stunning!!!

jackie 4124 said...

Really pretty card

Emily Leiphart said...

So gorgeous! I'm loving the masked sponging and your embossing, of course. Those tiny black pearls are the perfect embellishment!

JPScraps said...

Fabulous card! I love it!

Anna said...

I love the card. Simple but pretty.

Eva said...

Fantastic card! Love that big butterfly.

Kary said...

Lindsey, this is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the coloured panel - such pretty colours and I'm sure the holographic embossing looks awesome in real life. Love that butterfly! A wonderful card for someone who is under the weather. Love this!! {hugs}

Glenda J said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love it!

Linda said...

I love your card.

Pryn said...

This is breathtaking!!! I love everything about this beauty! I am stuck on something you said, "a butterfly is never gloomy'...I LOVE THAT!!! Thank you for sharing :)

shuggy said...

love it!!

Angel said...

Thanks for the inspiration!! i have both these stamp sets and have yet to use them. now im ready to make something :)

Anita Kejriwal said...

love the colours! Nice card!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Very pretty! Love the shiny details on the musical butterfly! The panel works very well, love it!!
Hugs, Wendy

Emily Keaton said...

That is absolutely beautiful! What a great CAS creation, and I loved seeing your resist technique. :)

Jen said...

This is really nice and I Love the bit of shimmer to the butterfly!

jennifer mitten said...

Great card! Love the butterfly on there too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SO AMAZING! LOVE that green ink---LOVE your masking skills! FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie Odil said...

That holographic embossing powder is way cool. Never seen that before. Great card!

Jen W. said...

Lindsey, this is stunning! I love your sponging and how perfect your masked lines are (I always end up with rough edges). And that embossing powder rocks! This one is going straight into my CASE file!

Crystal said...

This is just gorgeous! Love that green panel!

Anita Rex said...

I love the holographic embossing powder, adds so much! Such a pretty card!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Whoa! This card is all kinds of fabulous! The sponging, the CAS design, the embossed text, the holographic e.p. (I love that stuff, too!)= majorly gorgeous!

Barb King said...

I love this, great shimmer on the butterfly, and double embossing, wow! It's really nice.

Janna Werner said...

I like that card a lot and as you can see you don´t need huge equipment, the stamps you had were just fine and fit so well! Hugs Janna

kasia c. said...

Oh my gooness gracious!! Lindsey this is absolutely gorgeous. WOW!!
Love that sponged green, the effect is stunning. :)

Lisa Arana said...

oh look at that! the masking and embossing is fabulous!