Saturday, January 23, 2016

Card for a Speedy Recovery

Perhaps because I'm an aging baby boomer I seem to know more people all the time who have surgeries, hospital stays, injuries, or physical therapy. Because they're not really ill a get well card doesn't often seem appropriate. So today I made one "for a speedy recovery." That sounds better.

I was inspired by the Tuesday Throwdown Theme of "under the weather," the Color Dare at Color My Heart and the sketch at Atlantic Hearts.




The budding stems and the jar were cut using p. 2 of Cricut Artistry and the Cricut Explore.  I unlocked the images in edit and made the heighth and width different proportionally to fit what I envisioned. I love that editing feature! I was thinking of pussy willows so I colored the buds on the branches white using a chalk marker. I embossed the Peacock mat then lightly rubbed the Peacock ink pad over the raised design. The background paper with the light Crystal Blue stripe is from the new Penelope paper pack. The diamond patterned paper used to make the vase is, too, but the pattern is harder to see in my photo. The stamp used is from the set called Kiss It Better. I love the get well sentiments in that set!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Color My Heart Color Dare #177 - White Daisy, Whisper, Peacock, Crystal Blue 
PDE Linky Party #107 - anything goes

Tuesday Throwdown #277 - Under the weather
Word Art Wednesday #218 - anything uplifting

6.5" x 5" Card Recipe (All CTMH):
Paper - Penelope, Whisper CS, Peacock CS
Ink - Peacock
Stamp - Kiss It Better B1508
Accessories - White Shimmer Trim, Whisper Thick Twine, Cricut Artistry, Quatrefoil Embossing folder, White Chalk Marker



26 comments:

Ali said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! This is exceptional. I love it! TY for sharing! See you soon over at AHSC! :)

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful card that I am sure will brighten the day of one of your friends. Love the clever build up of embossing and die cuts. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Zx

Wendy L said...

A beautiful card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, x

Donna said...

Such a darling get well card! So glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna HOC DT

Donna said...

Great card! Love all the different textures. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Patty Treski said...

Nice card. I love how you used the jar and the embossed paper behind it.

sue k said...

Beautiful card, wonderful color combo and great vase and flowers. Thank you for joining us at PDE Linky Party.

Sue - PDE Linky Party DT
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Andrea W said...

Such a lovely card! I really like the sentiment and the clean design of your card. So glad you shared your creation at Tuesday Throwdown.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fabulous card, Vicki! I love how you created pussy willows in Design Space--very clever. We are so glad that you included the Color Dare in your long list of card challenges. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work in our gallery again.
:) Marie

Asha said...

Beautiful card, Vicki. Great take on the sketch too. So glad you joined Tuesday Throwdown challenge.
x Asha

Lisa said...

So pretty! Love the colors you used and love how you used the branches for the rays! Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts this week!

Brandi said...

Super card, I love the branches coming out of the mason jar, I would have never thought of that, way cute! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Brandi R
DT member AHSC
crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca

papercraftingprincess said...

I love the branches in the mason jar...now I want to find some pussy willows, but alas I must wait for spring! Thanks for playing at AHSC this week.

Sue Reynolds said...

The color challenge went very well with the Sketch Challenge, and love the die-cuts you used for your focal point. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare, and hope you come back for next week's color combination.

Janis Lewis said...

Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
I hope you’ll come link up again soon!
Janis, Owner & DT Member
Pause Dream Enjoy
PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

Toni said...

Great use of texture. Really lovely get well card--very soothing and pretty. Thanks for sharing!

toni
HOC DT

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is SO gorgeous! I LOVE the use of punches/dies! Beautiful colors, too! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

There is such beauty in simplicity. This is gorgeous, clean crisp lines, WOW!. Thank you so very much for posting your very creative and inspiring art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 218th - FF AG challenge. I pray Blessings for you and your family; stay creative and be happy. Carole

Jen Benner said...

this is GORGEOUS card!! Thank you for playing along with the Close to my Heart Color Dare!

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Your card is simply beautiful, Vickie! I love the sketch you used and your interpretation of it is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at PDE Linky Party!

Diana ♥
Leelee Card Designs
PDE Linky Party Design Team

Catherine Nowak said...

Beautiful card love the jar of budding branches. Thank you for playing along this week on Color My heart.

P.G. Lamb said...

This is really creative and beautiful! Thanks for joining our challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare!

Donna said...

Stunning card, glad you joined us at House of Cards! Donna HOC DT

Claire Rhodes-Brandon said...

Such a lovely delicate card, perfect :) Thank you for joining in at MAWTT, Claire xXx

Gretchen Stumme said...

This beautiful card would make anyone feel better, Vickie. I love the textures and layout. Thanks for taking a Color Dare.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO beautiful, Vickie. I love the simplicity, but yet it's SO intricate and lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talents with us. I hope you're having a blessed week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday