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Friday, April 30, 2010

Forever Flowers Get Well Card

Did you ever make a card and have regrets after it was done? I have done that and am still doing that. It is mostly with the words. On this card I regret not trying the words on the decorative paper behind the white strip. Then I would have noticed that the words did not stand out as bold as i would have wanted them to. But it is ok if you are holding it in your hand. I know photos can make things look different. Sometimes (if you're lucky) it can make the card look better but most of the time I find it makes them look more washed out. I don't have a lightbox and I don't take my pictures outside. By the time I do my cards it's after midnight and the light of the silvery moon is not enough to enhance my card to show all the brilliant colors and details on it!! LOL

Anyway, back to the details of my card.

I used the Stampin' Up! "Bella" decorative paper for teh background. I taped it to a folded half sheet of white card stock.

The strip of flowers and leaves was done using the "Forever Flowers" wheel. I am such a wheel person. I think I have bought almost every one they have in the catalog!! The words are from the "Sincere Salutations" set. LOVE that set. And the flower above the strip is from the "Together Forever" set. This wheel and that stamp set are ones I have not used much at all. Come to think of it, I have a room full of stamp sets I have not used much at all. Hmmm, I guess I'd better get cracking and use them. I have thought of challenging myself to use them. Kind of on the lines of Julie and the "Joy of Cooking" cookbook. I should take my stamp sets off the shelf one at a time and make a card with the set and just keep moving on down the line. It will probably take me over a year to do it but it is something that is doable. I will have to give that some serious consideration! It would also give me a better idea of which stamp sets I need to get rid of to make room for newer ones!

Ok, back to the rest of this card. I used the border punch for the pretty scallops at the bottom of the wheeled on flower band. And notice the one little leaf I cut out on the flower in the scalloped circle? I just had to add it to the card. Don't ask why, I don't remember why I thought I should cut it out or where I was going to set it but it ended up there and I liked it!!

Using background papers or an embossing folder on your backgrounds is such an easy way to enhance a card and it's a very quick way to make a card too. It saves you a lot of time so you can spend more on other details of the card! This card was actually a simple and quick one to do. The coloring was done using markers. No blender pens either, I just colored directly from the marker! Talk about a time saver there! I do like the card, just with the words were a bit bolder.

This is one of those very versatile cards too. You can use it for many other occasions, such as Birthdays, Mother's Day, Thinking of You and even a Sympathy card. I love it when I have sets that cover more than one occasion or event.

Thanks SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

6 comments:

mudmaven said...

This is totally gorgeous Wanda! I love the softness of it and it's sure to be a comfort to anyone. I like your idea of a Julie/Julia kind of approach to using your stamp collection. Don't know if I'd have the courage to tackle it, but I think it's a great idea! ~chris

lisa808 said...

Lovely card.

Just Peggy said...

Ohhhhhh! Pretty Card.

Katie H-R said...

I want to make some of these at the next 'stamp till we cramp' get together.

PepPop said...

Lovely card - the BG paper is gorgeous. Jaqui x

bernietom47 said...

Love every thing about this card.