Hello and welcome to my blog today. In the midst of the Coronavirus, I decided to make a Get Well card for the World. There is so much healing that needs to be done right now. I know some of you have been affected more than others. I hope all of you and your families stay safe and well, and if anyone has gotten sick, I hope they recover completely.
I love the Timeless Tulips stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® and felt it was perfect for this card. The bright colors are Poppy Parade and Mango Melody.
Measurements: Poppy Parade cardstock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Mango Melody CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches; Whisper White CS: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches, 5 x 3 inches and a 3 x 1/2 inch strip. You will also need a Whisper White CS that is 5 1/4 x 4 inches for the inside of the card.
Use the Poppy Parade ink to stamp the sentiment “Get Well Soon” onto the 3 x 1/2 inch strip of Whisper White CS. Use the largest tulip and stamp it in Poppy Parade ink onto the 5 x 3 inch Whisper White on the far right hand side. Tip: This is a Photopolymer stamp and you will get the best image if you stamp onto the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or use your Stampin’ Up! catalog. I cover my Stampin’ Pierce mat in white paper so the ink gets absorbed into the paper. The black cardstock is just to help you see the card piece better.
Now stamp the largest tulip in Poppy Parade ink in the upper left hand quadrant of the 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inch Whisper White CS.
Add another large tulip on the right hand side in the center. Now use the smaller tulip and stamp it in Poppy Parade just under the large tulip in the upper left hand quadrant.
Using the Mango Melody ink, stamp the large tulip slightly higher and to the right of the one in the left upper quadrant. Stamp the tulip bud in Mango Melody just under the large Poppy Parade tulip on the right.
Stamp another large tulip onto the 5 x 3 inch Whisper White CS next to the Poppy Parade tulip. Stamp the fattest leaf in Granny Apply Green ink to the far left. Tip: Before you stamp an image that will be punched out, look at the punch to determine the placement. More on that later.
Continue to use the Granny Apple Green ink for the stems and leaves. There are two long stems. One leans to the right and the other is more straight. I used the one that leans to the right for the three tulips on the right.
Use the straighter stem on the tulips to the left.
Use the fattest leaf to stamp three leaves in Granny Apple Green ink.
With the Granny Apple Green ink use one of the skinny leaves to stamp a couple of leaves, then use the other skinny leaf to stamp a couple more leaves. This gives a nice variety of leaves and makes the bouquet look full.
Now you will see why I stamped the images the way I did. First punch out the leaf. There should be plenty of space to avoid punching out the Mango Melody tulip.
Punch out the Mange Melody tulip, then the Poppy Parade tulip last.
Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of each of the tulips and the leaf.
Tip: To make the Stampin’ Dimensionals last a little longer, I cut them in half as shown. This is much faster than cutting each one in half before you use it.
Adhere the Mango Melody tulip, then the Poppy Parade tulip. Next adhere the fat Granny apple Green leaf to the center of the bouquet.
Here is the completed card front.
Fold the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Poppy Parade cardstock at the 4 1/4 inch score line and use the Bone Folder to make the fold nice and crisp. This is the card base. Adhere the 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inch Mango Melody CS to the front of the card base.
Adhere the stamped card piece to the card front.
Trim the sentiment a bit on each end. We are going to cut a banner end. The easiest way to make the banner symmetrical is to start with a center cut.
The next cut is from the upper corner to the top of the center cut. Repeat from the other corner.
Cut a banner end on both ends of the sentiment
Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and adhere it to the card front.
And Viola! You have a beautiful, soothing Get Well card. But wait….
You can step up the card a bit by adding a bow with a Glue Dot. This is the Crushed Curry 3/8 inch Seam Binding Ribbon in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Even though it is a different color than the Mango Melody, it seems to work well. But that is not all…..
There is always Bling! I added some colored rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to add some sparkle. Any of the 3 versions of this card would send a soothing Get Well Wish to someone who needs it. I am sending out Get Well Wishes to everyone and to Mother Earth as well.
Thank you so much for visiting today. I really enjoyed making this card. I hope you give it a try. The Timeless Tulips stamp set is wonderful to make cards for various occasions- Sympathy, Wedding, Friendship, Love, Birthday, Mother’s Day and Easter to name a few. This is a great stamp to start out with if you are just beginning to stamp at home because of its versatility.
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Best wishes to you all for good health and healing!