Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax day get well wishes

It's time for another CCEE challenge, and this week Joanne is lamenting about tax day. Therefore we were to make a "Get Well" card. I just love my Studio 490 Stamp Set Be Inspired, so I hauled out the images again. Michelle has a wonderful variety of Studio 490 images in her Stamper's Dream store, and they are reasonably priced too, especially considering you get a 5x5 bg stamp with the set. I love making my own dp because I can make it any color I want, so this time I played with browns and greens on kraft cardstock.

I randomly rubbed the following Versamagic colors directly onto the CS: Gingerbread, Jumbo Java, Aloe Vera and Hint of Pesto. I then inked up the plaid image with Jumbo Java and stamped it onto the now colored kraft cs, and ink distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap and Brushed Corduroy Ranger Distress Ink.

For the leaf branch, I used two colors. I first inked it up with Hint of Pesto (VM), and then added a bit of Jumbo Java (VM) randomly. Since the colors are pigmented, they blend seamlessly when stamping them. Love that!!

The sentiment is a JustRite image (I know, shocked aren't you...LOL) from a retired set 10 Designer Centers and Borders. There's a fantastic Get Well Image in the set Just a Note, but I was in a hurry and this is the first one I found. I actually like the other one better with this card. hmph...wish I wouldn't have been so impatient. *sigh*

I used the Optic Dot Punch (Martha Stewart) on the side of my felt panel, and another Martha Stewart punch along the bottom. I used some natural Burlap String to gather the weaved ribbon at the top and to sew along the felt piece, and I added a PTI button and some piercing to finish it all off.

I used Mercy's sketch found HERE.

We'd love to see what you've come up with for a Get Well Card. Just head on over to the CCEE Stampers blog for all the details.

Thank you so much for dropping by!
Happy Stamping!


StampOwl said...

gorgeous card Tosh

Michelle said...

So many gorgeous elements make up this beauty! LOVE the background you made with the Studio 490 set and VersaMagic ink. The new MS Optic punch is awesome...and I love the colors you chose for the card.

I think I need a get well card for tax day too! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and I love all the details. Love the get well circle with the soup. Nice borders, too.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Gorgeous, Tosh! I love how well the colors blended and the stitched felt piece. Burlap string, weaved ribbon....where do you find this cool stuff??

Cheryl said...

Wow - this is one amazing card! I love all the different elements. Burlap! Who would have thought?? It works so well on this card.

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Joanne (jojot) said...

Tosh...this is you at your best...warm, rich, earthy....sponged to perfection ...and the perfect finishing touches...awesome, gf

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! The colors are so rich and calming...just perfect for a get well card!!! Hugs ~S~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, totally gorgeous!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh man this is awesome have such a way with warmth and texture and it really shows here!

Brenda Brown said...

Just awesome, I love it.
LOL bxxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

HI Tosh!! I just love your get well card!! The textures and earthy feel is incredible and so beautiful!! You are so creative!!

Lisa Phillippi said...

I Love your take on the Studio 490 stamps!!!

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