Over the past few days the weather has definitely turned colder and the few remaining summer flowers in the garden have gone. I’m not quite ready to say goodbye so I have one large pot plant that we bring into the garage overnight. In the local fields everything has either been harvested or will be soon. Then it’s the inevitable wait for the first snow and the change to a less colourful landscape. So with more muted colours in mind I created this simple get well card.
FLOWERS FOR EVERY SEASON
This project began with scraps from the Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I love this paper because not only are there flowers for all four seasons, but there’s complementary patterns too. After deciding on the sunflower and daisy pattern I then chose a plainer pattern that picked out colour of the sunflower centres. The warm Cinnamon Cider colour would also be continued in the layers underneath the paper.
Now with my paper choices complete I just had to cut and mount the DSP.
For the bottom layer I cut a 3/4″ x 5″ piece of the plainer DSP. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted it onto a 7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Cinnamon Cider Card. After that I repeated this process so I’d have something to decorate the inside of the card base.
Next I cut the flowered DSP to 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″. This was then mounted onto a 2-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ piece of Cinnamon Cider Card.
Finally I cut the floral paper 2-1/4″ x 6″ and glued it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then with Paper Snips I trimmed the DSP using the edge of the envelope as a guide.
For my sentiment I turned to the Many Mates Stamp Set. I like this all-occasion set as it has sentiments suitable for both the front and inside of cards. Today I chose “Get well soon” stamped onto a 1-1/2″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White Card using Cinnamon Cider ink. Then I mounted the sentiment onto a 1-5/8″ x 2-1/8″ piece of Cinnamon Cider Card to match the other layers. Now all I had to do was put everything together.
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored some Thick Whisper White Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to make my card base.
I glued one of the long mounted DSP pieces close to the edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White Card. Then with that done I glued the assembled layers inside the card base.
On the front of the card I started by fixing the second long piece directly to the card base with liquid glue. Next came the piece with the flowers, attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I added the sentiment piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals, stacking them two high where it extended past the edge of the floral layer. With that my simple get well card was complete.
For more projects using the Flowers For Every Season DSP see these earlier blog posts:
- When in doubt add a pretty cover
- Z-fold cards really aren’t that difficult
- Flowers for a new season
- Gift or card or perhaps it’s both