In 1991 the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organisation created World Diabetes Day. Then in 2006 it was adopted as an official United Nations Day. It is now held every year on November 14th, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting who in 1922 co-discovered insulin with Charles Best. If you been following my blog for a while you may know that in June 2017 we lost our son to complications arising from his Type 1 diabetes. He was just 31 years old. So diabetes awareness and research is a cause that’s very close to my heart.
World Diabetes Day is represented by a blue circle logo, symbolising global unity to address the diabetes crisis, this meant for my project today a blue circle was a must. In addition, the theme for 2020 is “The nurse and diabetes” and this thank you card was the result.
I began by creating the focal image for my card, the blue circle. For this I chose Balmy Blue Card and the Layering Circles Dies. I wanted to create a thicker frame so nested the #4 and #6 plain-edged dies from the set (counting from the smallest up). In fact I cut three identical frames and glued them together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
TIP – To make sure all three die-cut frames were the same I used a little washi tape to hold the dies together until I had cut them all.
For my sentiment I chose the large “thanks” from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. Using Pacific Point ink I stamped it onto a 3/4″ strip of Whisper White Card. Then I punched the end using the plainer option of the Lovely Labels Pick-A-Punch.
Next, I glued one end of the sentiment strip under the left inner edge of the circle frame. Then I glued the other end over the right-hand side of the frame.
Finally I finished this part of my project with a line of three Pearl Basic Jewels, one of each size.
With the focal point complete I could now turn my attention to the card base. In fact my decision was quickly made as I found one I’d made some time ago from Night of Navy Card.
For the background panel I chose an abstract blue design from the Whale Of A Time 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I cut a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece and glued it to a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ layer of Pacific Point Card. Then I glued the layers to the front of my card base.
After that I added the assembled frame and sentiment using more liquid glue.
To complete the card I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of the DSP and glued it down the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White Card. Next, along the inner edge of the DSP I added a 1/8″ strip of Pacific Point Card. Then I glued the assembled layer to the inside of the card base.
That just left the Whisper White Medium Envelope for me to decorate using the remainder of the DSP sheet. I simply attached the DSP to the envelope flap using liquid glue. Then with Paper Snips I trimmed the excess paper using the edge of the flap as a guide. Job done.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set in a bundle with the Ornate Borders Dies (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option.