Hi there and happy Friday!
I’ve been a little bit under the weather so I decided to make a get well card for myself. I’m allowed, right? 😉 It’s just sniffles, but since I rarely get sick (I don’t count the big “C,” but I couldn’t tell you why), after a few days of minor suffering my inner child comes out and wants to call my dad to whine about the injustice of it all. It’s embarrassing, I know!I started by using Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense black ink to stamp the two floral stamps from Altenew’s Flower Vine stamp set. I used a Misti stamping tool to position the stamps over an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock, stamped, then rotated the panel 180 degrees and stamped again.
I colored the teeny leaves with YG63 and a small flick of YG67. I used V01, V12, and V15 for the purple flowers, and Y32, Y15, and Y19 for the yellow flowers. I didn’t take too much time on the coloring since these flowers and leaves are tiny.
Using the “hugs” die from the Altenew Script Words Die set, I die cut the four hugs, once from Neenah Solar White and three times from heavier 110# Recollections cardstock. For the Neenah layer, I replaced the die cut back into the negative space and backed it all with Post-it tape to temporarily hold it all together. This allowed me to quickly color over the die cut with Y32, Y18, and Y19 to create an ombre effect. I find it easier to color die cuts when they’re replaced into the negative space because they’re easier to hold in place and it’s easier to scribble over a solid-ish piece of paper than over an intricate die cut.
I stamped the “feel better soon” sentiment from the Flower Vine set in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and then stacked and adhered the hugs die cuts together before adhering them to the card front.
To contain it all, I added a fine frame that I had leftover from the last time I used the Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die. Then to finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
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