Thursday, March 1, 2012

Get Well

We all need Get Well cards to have on hand, but it seems like they're our least favorite to make, or at least it is for me. Perhaps it's because you're not sure exactly what to say. This week's challenge theme on the Phindy's Place Challenge blog is to create a Get Well card.

I worked at this card from a totally different perspective from the norm. This time I went looking for the sentiment first. In this case, the sentiment is from Raindrop Echo. Once I found the sentiment, the next thing was to find a sketch to use. Sketch Saturday is one of my favorite challenge blogs for finding a sketch, but did you know that ALL the Sketches created for Sketch Saturday can be found at I Need a Sketch.

Then it was off to find papers and finally just the right image for the sentiment and my sketch. This time I needed a lot of vertical and not so much width, since I'm trying to keep my card size to 4.25" x 5.5, the recommended size for OWH cards. This gorgeous little girl is one of last year's Summer Cuties and is called Love Flutterby. Now don't you think she's sending a cheerful get well wish with that butterfly? You really need to check out the Phindy's Place Store. I promise you won't be disappointed. The image is of course colored with Copics.

I recently was enabled by a dear friend to purchase some Memory Box Dies. If you haven't seen them, go and check them. They are the most delicate of die cuts, yet the dies are not. Oh and did I mention they cut like butter. The butterfly border is called Butterfly Delights and the cut out butterflies were perfect for sending those cheery wishes. The border on the bottom of the yellow piece is what was left after cutting out the Valencia Border. The border itself is gorgeous, but then I haven't found anything that isn't. Let it be known that I just want to pass the enabling along.LOL

I would love to think I had time to get a second card made, but unfortunately it's not to be. I'm just glad for the opportunity to play along this week on the Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, and I love hearing from you.


  1. Shirley so sweet and i loe the butterflys and what you have done eith them .

  2. This is such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week...

  3. Shirley, this is wonderful. Really great idea to use the cut out butterflies like that, great look. Agree with you those Memory Box dies are wonderful! Thanks for joining as the Phindy's Place challenge this week.