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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monochromatic Get Well Card.........................

The blizzard has passed and today is sunny with crystal blue skies..............but cold.   The thought of spring being right around the corner helps chase the chills away.  

Today's card is a "get well soon" card I created using "Heavenly Blue" and black.  It has a "spring" feeling to it with a very sweet bird design from Close To My Heart.

  1. Punch the front edge of the card using the Threading Water edge punch by Fiskers.  
  2. Rub the Heavenly Blue ink pad across the flat surface of the "Birds and Twirls" embossing folder - cover well.
  3. Place 3 X 5 3/8 inch cardstock in folder and emboss.  This will create the blue background.  
  4. Cut a 4 inch length off the paper doily leaving enough of the doily to wrap around embossed cardstock.  Adhere using adhesive of choice.  (I used Elmer's dot tape runner). 
  5. Add the white lace to the front edge of the embossed piece.  Again I used the Elmer's dot tape runner and ran a thin edge of tape along the edge and to adhere the ends to the back.
  6. Brush and pounce Heavenly  Blue stamp pad over the 2 5/8 X 2 5/8  cardstock.  Leave some of the white showing through.
  7. Stamp the "Fabulous You..." stamp over the blue using the black ink.
  8. Smooth edges of the small pieces of the cardstock to ensure the edges are smooth.  I use the sanding block from Close To My Heart sanding kit.
  9. Layer the stamped image on the white and then blue cardstock, as shown.
  10. Adhere the layers to the embossed piece at a slight angle.
  11. Add the Licorice Opaques as shown.
  12. Using black ink stamp the small floral image on white cardstock and cut out.
  13. Adhere the embossed piece to the card base.
  14. Adhere the small floral image using the mounting foam
  15. Add blue Sparkles
  16. Fold the blue satin ribbon in two and tie a bow.  Pull the bow apart to show all of the loops.  Trim the ends.
  17. Adhere the bow to the card using glue dots.

  1. Cut a 2 inch scalloped square using the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge
  2. Ink edges with Heavenly Blue ink
  3. Stamp the Get Well Soon sentiment on the square
  4. Adhere the square to the inside of the card. 
  5. Cover the sentiment and stamp with the flower from the Secret Garden stamp set with black ink..  (I hadn't decided how I was going to apply the stamp so stamped it after I had adhered the sentiment.  You could do the stamp first and then adhere the sentiment - which would be easier ;-)  )
WHEW!   That's how I created this beautiful card.

I hope this gives you some ideas, resources and inspiration to create your own monochromatic card for whatever occasion you want.

Please leave a comment or question so I know you stopped by.  Thanks!

Take Care of YOU!