Today, November 14th, is Diabetes Awareness Day, and 2021 is the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by Canadian researchers. My long-time followers will know that we lost our son to complications arising from Type 1 diabetes and diabetes research is a cause that’s close to my heart. So for today’s simple Sunday project I created this card with “my thoughts are with you” sentiment.
BEAUTY OF THE EARTH
Pale blue is the colour for Diabetes (although rather than a ribbon, they use it on a circular image). So for my background I chose an abstract blue pattern from the Beauty of the Earth 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
To contrast with the DSP I chose Night of Navy Card and started there. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card, folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with my Bone Folder.
Next, from the Beauty of the Earth DSP I cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue I mounted the DSP onto a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ layer of Basic White Card. Then I fixed this onto the front of my card base.
I cut my second piece of DSP at 2-1/4″ x 6″ and glued that to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Once in place I trimmed off the excess with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Finally I cut 3-3/4″ x 1″ strip of DSP and glued that along the top of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. This layer was for inside the card base and was attached with more liquid glue.
Now the card base and envelope were prepared it was time for a sentiment. I chose the “My thoughts are with you” from the Prized Peony Stamp Set. Using Night of Navy ink I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Basic White Card. Then I cut it out using the Timeless Label Punch.
With the sentiment in my hand I was able to think about how and where to place it on the card. In the end I decided that it needed something extra to anchor it to the design. So I cut a 5/8″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Basic White Card and a 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ strip of Night of Navy Card. I mounted the two strips together and then with liquid glue attached them across the front of the card base.
Finally it was back to the sentiment and I added that on top of the card strips using Stampin’ Dimensionals. In no time at all my simple card was complete.
The blue DSP pattern is quite abstract but has always reminded me of the sky. It seems the perfect background to the “thoughts” sentiment, what do you think?
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