Get Well Wishes for Sumana

A brave little girl is having surgery today.  I made this card for Sumana Holman, daughter of a friend and team member Cheryl Holman, to let her know I'm thinking of her. 

This card is the first I've made that is a larger greeting card size.  I folded a piece of 8-1/2"x11" Pink Passion card stock in half to create a card that measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2".  I wanted my color scheme to be bright, fun and little girl-friendly, so my palette also included Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Pumpkin Pie and a piece of designer paper (Chocolate Chip and white polka dot) from the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack.  I used the embosslits called Cherry Blossom to die cut the flowers using my Big Shot, and the centers of the flowers contain Green Bead Duo beads held in place with Crystal Effects.  The sentiment is from Wellness Wishes stamp set, which you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase.  Click HERE for more details on that promotion.  I used the Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch from the new Occasions Mini Catalog to make the leaves.  What, you say?  There are no leaves that look like that on the punch?  I just used the bird's wing to make my leaves! 

Here's a close-up:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 114516 Cherry Blossom Embosslits Die  $11.95
Item No. 117191 Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch   $15.95
Item No. 117161 Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack   $24.95
Item No. 115356 Wellness Wishes stamp set   $14.95
Item No. 101055 Crystal Effects   $6.25
Item No. 110754 Green Bead Duo   $9.95

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Bella Toile meets Vera Bradley

I decided to try a new design challenge this morning.  The challenge is to design a clean and simple card using this Vera Bradley purse as inspiration.  At first, I thought I'd like to use the Medallion background stamp, but I quickly saw that it wasn't the right feel.  So I pulled out another background stamp, Bella Toile, which I haven't ever used!

 

So here's my card:

 

 

Now, remember, the challenge was to make a SIMPLE card!  My card base is Confetti White card stock and meaasures 5" x 5".  Next is a layer of Ruby Red card stock  The Chocolate Chip card stock has been heat embossed using Bella Toile background stamp stamped in Craft Whisper White ink then sprinkled with White Embossing Powder.  The Stampin' Up! Heat Tool is just the thing to get a beautifully embossed image.  I layered that onto an additional piece of Confetti White card stock, then used some of my rubber scraps to pop that image up.  The sentiment comes from Sincere Salutations and the small flower is from One of a Kind.  I used the Wide Scallop Punch to punch out the image after doing the stamping.  But I didn't have an additional larger punch to border that with.  So I adhered the white oval to a piece of Ruby Red card stock and carefully cut around it freehand.  My Paper Snips really did their job!  I think it turned out pretty straight–maybe not perfect, but certainly good enough!  That image is adhered to the card with Dimensionals.

 

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:

Item No. 111598 Bella Toile background stamp   $17.95
Item No,. 111101 One of a Kind stamp set   $19.95
Item No. 115068 Sincere Salutations stamp set   $23.95
Item No. 101731 Craft Whisper White Stampin' Pad   $7.50
Item No. 109132 White Embossing Powder   $4.75
Item No. 100005 Heat Tool   $29.95
Item No. 112082 Wide Oval Punch   $15.95
Item No. 103579 Paper Snips   $9.95
Item No. 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals   $3.95
 


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