Friday, February 19, 2016

A Happy Get Well Card

The son of one of my friends recently had eye surgery, and since he's a pretty cool kid I decided to make a get-well card for him. I learned that he likes cats and the color blue; and I knew I wanted to incorporate some stencil work into the design - so with all that decided, I forged ahead.

The desire to work with a stencil is related to the free class I've been following on StampNation. I love that this class is a gift to the members of StampNation to celebrate its fifth birthday. There are (so far) seventeen lessons and challenges, and every challenge entry is a chance to win one of a bunch of fabulous prizes from our sponsors. And now you know the real reason why I'm suddenly motivated to pull out my stencils. :)

Without further ado, here is the card...

Front:

Inside:

Close-ups: These are my best tries at capturing the stenciling that I did. I used translucent embossing paste with a bit of blue distress ink added to it, and pressed it through a stencil I had on hand.






Overall, I think the embossing paste has a really cool effect on this card, and I plan to use the medium more often!

Stamp sets/dies used: My Favorite Things "Cat-itude"; Simon Says Stamp "Playful Kittens"

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Coming up next: Some pretty special birthday cards! 

Big smiles,
Joyce Spear a.k.a. StamperJoyce
                

3 comments:

jennifer delauter said...

Pawsitively adorable card!!! I love using embossing paste too, but I've never tried adding ink to it. What a great idea!! I know that this card will be loved by your friend's son!! (Luv2stamp on SN)

Patricia Parsons said...

Joyce, that certainly is a HAPPY Get Well Card! You are very talented. Thanks for sharing with us.

Linda Kilsdonk said...

Joyce, this is one of the cutest, most precious get well cards EVER! I am sure the young man enjoyed it thoroughly! PLEASE NOTE: I have been ill the last four days. Hint. Hint. JK. I LOVE the card! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings