Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Healing Hugs Get Well Soon Card

Hi Stampers!

Happy Monday all...not sure how they get here so fast, but here we are with another one. (Actually, it technically has officially past and is Tuesday morning)  I really need to stop being such a night owl! 😑😳  I recently shared this Healing Hugs Get Well card with my stamp club. I just love this stamp set. It is a distinktive stamp set which means it stamps images that show 3D detail. It stamps the most realistic looking flowers! For club we made them in purple (that is my favorite color, after all). But I had tried several colors before deciding on the purple. In fact, to be fair, I asked my hubby to choose the best color and he chose purple. I don't know, but all these years of being surrounded by purple may have rubbed off on him.  There are several items in this card that are on the retiring list, and I am sad about them all.  The Purple Posy paper is a retiring In Color, the Healing Hugs stamp set, and the Peacock Jewels retired last year.

For the card front, we used what I call a Peek-a-boo fold as the fold allows the sentiment to peek out from the layer below. It is super easy to make. I started with a Gorgeous Grape card base and the DSP from the In Good Taste in a light neutral color woodgrain look. The DSP is a 5 1/4" by 4" piece that is cut in the center of the longer side at 2 5/8" and you cut down to the 2" mark (basically to the halfway point). Then you fold back to the two flaps that are made by the cut and place a mini glue dot behind to hold them down. I then dry fit this over a Basic White panel and penciled an outline lightly so I would know where to stamp my sentiment. I stamped the Get Well Soon stamp from the stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink. I then erased my pencil marks and adhered the DSP to the Basic White panel and then to the card front. I next stamped the flower from the same set in Gorgeous Grape ink on a scrap of Basic White; I also stamped two leaves in Shaded Spruce ink. I fussy cut these things out with Paper Snips and adhered the leaves to the back of the flower with mini glue dots and then the flower onto the card front aligning to the left of the sentiment over the center cut with dimensionals. 

For the card inside I stamped the upper left corner of a Basic White panel in Gorgeous Grape ink, going off the edge. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in the center. I adhered this panel to a Purple Posy mat and then into the card inside.

For the envelope, I stamped the flower again on the lower left of the envelope front in the same ink color and glued the same In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap and trimmed the excess with Paper Snips. And just like that, and gorgeous card to send to anyone that is feeling under the weather! Here is a picture of all the various card colors I tried; Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo were the other two besides the Gorgeous Grape color. Which one is your favorite?

If you want to recreate this card, here are the measurements and supplies I used.  If you need any supplies you can click on the item to be taken straight to that item in my online store to shop with me for whatever you need.  

Cardstock & Designer Series Paper & Ribbon:
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” - card base
Purple Posy Cardstock – 1@ 5 3/8” x 4 1/8” card inside mat
In Good Taste DSP – Light woodgrain – 1 @ 5 ¼” x 4” – card front mat; 2 ¼” x 6” – envelope flap
Whisper White cardstock – 1 @ 5 ¼” x 4” – card inside; 1 @ 5 3/8” x 4 1/8” – card front mat; 4” x 2” – Flower & Leaves

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Until next time...
Happy Stamping!
Laurie B.

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