Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Because I care

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and the theme this week is: Get Well.
 And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
A woman at our church fell two weeks ago on her way home from church in a snow storm and ended up breaking her ankle and fracturing her knee.  So, this challenge was the perfect time for me to create a Get Well card for her.  I only have two get well sentiments from Repeat Impressions and both of them have a play on words that goes with an animal image.  They are really fabulous, but I didn't think either would work for this woman in this situation.  So, I looked through my sentiments and found this one that says "Just because I care".  Even though it doesn't say "get well" I thought it would work for a get well card.  
I think I have only used this butterfly die once before, but after using it on this card, I think it might make some repeat appearances--it's so pretty!!  To keep the bottom half of that panel from looking so plain, I masked off the die cut corner and then used the "Postcard" image and light gray ink to add some subtle interest.  I stamped the butterfly image, colored it and fussy cut it out and then layered it on some mulberry paper for some soft texture.  I added some sheer ribbon and some pearls to finish it all off.  I did also add some sparkle to the butterfly with a Spectrum Noir glitter pen, but forgot to take a photo of it and this card is already in the mail!
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Daisies and Butterfly", "Postcard", and "Because"
Dies: Spellbinders "Butterfly Corners"

Crafty Calendar--dies/punches AND ribbon/twine
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2--sketch (I turned the sketch upside down and moved the ribbon since it would have been in the way of the butterfly)

Crafter's Cafe #260--lace and/or pearls
Creative Moments #208--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #268--anything goes
Cardz TV #134--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday--add some texture (the organza ribbon, pearls, mulberry paper and fancy die cut)
Double Trouble #77--layer it on (Thing #1: at least 3 layers--I have 4 where the image panel overlaps the sentiment panel and/or the ribbon; Thing #3: lace and/or pearls; Thing #2: enter with Crafter's Cafe)
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes


Donna said...

Gorgeous card, so soft and elegant, perfect as a get well card!

Glittered Paws said...

Perfect card for a get well or feel better card. Lov the soft colors and the hint of script using the postcard stamp.

Laurie Unger said...

What a wonderful take on this weeks theme - I agree with you on the sentiment, this one works well with this image. Hope her ankle and knee are on the mend.

Patti J said...

Very pretty! The lady receiving this will be so delighted! Hope she heals well, and quickly. So nice of you to send such a beautiful creation!

Kellianne said...

This card is absolutely beautiful! It's perfect for your friend and I am certain she is going to love it. Thank you so much for playing with us at Double Trouble! :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a pretty card Heather!

Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2! Good luck!

LOU said...

Beautiful card Heather. Hope the recipient is OK?
Thanks so much for joining us for our Love to Craft Challenge for February 2021.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
JemLou Productions

Valérie said...

Beautiful card, very elegant, I love the color of your intricate die in the background

creationsnz said...

A lovely card for your friend and the sentiment is perfect for the situation - in fact good for lots of things. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafters Cafe, CarolG

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

What a pretty card, I'm sure it brought a little bit of relief for the injured lady. Thanks so much for entering the Aud Sentiments Challenge, Crafty hugs
Jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts

Liz said...

Beautiful card, which I'm sure was appreciated by the recipient. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz xx

Judy V said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for Challenge 4 at Gem of a Challenge!

Melanie R said...

Such classic elegance, Heather! I am sure your acquaintance will be pleased to receive such a thoughtful expression of care. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #77.