Hoping You’re on the Mend Cards

This month I decided to create cards based on a new paper line from Stampin’ Up and an older stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  The paper has little stitches on it in some great fall colors.  I used the spool stamp for the front of the card, stamping in Versamark and then dusting Perfect Pearls on top in a warm copper color.  The brown half circle was actually a large sticker cut in half, a product I have had for years and I finally found a good use.  The inside phrase says, “Hoping you’re on the mend.”  Some colored staples, twine, and a border punch rounded out the card design.

 

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After that fun card design, it is time for Christmas around here!  The Christmas cards are done, Christmas gifts are being finalized, and its almost time for the annual cookie exchange.  Hope you are enjoying the end of November!

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Simple Sympathy Card

Today I am excited to share a simple card I made for Paper Capers that actually involved a new technique for me.

 

I started with the idea to use one of my Unity stamp sets – a yo-yo with the phrase “through life’s ups and downs…i’m here.”  Then I picked out a set of cards and envelopes from my stash in a dusty color.  I felt inspired to use my plastic templates and Mister Huey mist from Studio Calico in the Clay color.  I misted the front of the card and the front of the envelope with the template in place.  It was very easy to wipe down the plastic template in between sprays. I used Distress Markers and an aqua brush on watercolor paper to create the soft look on the yo-yo.  A red marker filled in the lines to add some color.  I threaded a thick brown ribbon through a slit on top of the card to create the flat surface.  I stamped the yo-yo image straight onto the card to get the extra lines on the yo-yo.

 

The inside of the card includes the message with a heart punched out of the background paper.  I really like this combination of browns and red.  I use it a lot in my kitchen and living room decor.  I have definitely been in a mood to create cards this week – just have to find more time to spend in my craft room!  Until next time.