Sunday, December 22, 2013

Take What You Need - a get well card

I'm playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches #117 challenge with today's card.  It's been waaaay to long since I joined in and this sketch caught me eye!
Of course, my first thought was to use die-cut banners.  Or ribbon.  Hmmm, no.  I wanted to do something a little different.  Then I remembered this sweet stamp set I bought recently AND that I needed a card to send to a neighbor who is dealing with health issues.

So I created this card.

In real life the yellow is not nearly this bright.  No matter how I edited, I wasn't able to adjust the photos to show the true shade of yellow.

After sewing the black border to the stamped strips, I tied the thread in bows.  The rest is pretty straightforward.  A border of patterned paper along one side and a stamped sentiment (along with a few stamped hearts) and I was done.  I'm very pleased with it and I hope my neighbor will like it.

Thanks so much for taking a look today!

Supply list ~
Card stock: daffodil delight, basic black (SU)
Ink: onyx black versafine (Tsukineko), daffodil delight (SU)
Stamps: inside & out well wishes (PTI)
Patterned papers: breeze 6 x 6 pad (MME)
Other: bracket edge punch (Fiskars), thread, sewing machine


  1. Love this! What a great card for your neighbor. And I love how you tied the little bows. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. Wow, oh wow! What a fabulous use of the sketch. Such a clever idea and sure to be really appreciated! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  3. Brilliant card Susie!!! My jaw is on the ground!

  4. Awesome card - perfect stamp for the sketch! Love the card!

  5. I love this! So perfect for this sketch! Thanks for playing along at Freshly Made Sketches!


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