Saturday, 8 August 2009

Get well wishes

When I saw the little poppies on Kathy's tarted up tin project the other day (here) I thought it would be nice to make some bright, cheery yellow ones for a get well card.

I was so happy to see this sentiment in the new Cursive Expressions set; for some reason I've always shied away from "Get well soon" - I guess it sounds a bit too much like a command! You wouldn't believe the number of times I've pieced together "Get well wishes" from a couple of different stamps!

My brads started life as common or garden brass paper fasteners as I couldn't find black brads of the right kind of size, I just Versamarked them and dunked them in black embossing powder and heat embossed.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Cursive Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments line - releasing Friday 14th August)
Nature's Silhouettes (Kim Hughes Collection)
Fine Houndstooth Scrapblock (I stamped my flower circles and then sponged ink of the same colour over them - it just gives a little bit of tonal variation)

Paper:
Smooth white
Premium weight copy paper (for the flowers)

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange)
Memento by Tsukineko (Bamboo Leaves)

Other:
Brads (plus black embossing powder)
Corner Chomper


Thanks for stopping by, hope you're enjoying your weekend!

14 comments:

Kaz said...

Gorgeous card Joanne, I love the clean, crisp look to it.

Paula said...

wow those flowers look amazing....this is a great modern,clean and crisp looking card - you do this style so well.

Janice said...

You are always so clever at 'repurposing'(hee hee) things. I mean the brads, what a good idea, I never seem to have the right colour. Those poppies are so pretty, bound to cheer up anyone who was unwell.

craftytrog said...

Another beautiful card Joanne, love those poppys! x

Sue said...

What a lovely cheerful card, so clean and fresh looking.
Sue x

lottie said...

This is gorgeous

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Another fantastic creation Joanne!! Thanks for the little hint on coloring the brad!!

Hels said...

Beautiful card, enough to make anyone feel miles better x

tracy said...

thats really beautiful joanne :)

Traceyr said...

What a bright and cheery card. Loving the black brads. Will have to check out Kathy's tin again for these flowers I think I might have missed them.

:)

Caroline said...

The flowers are gorgeous - beautiful card altogether...x

Kathy said...

ahhhh the poppies look fab - and they are so easy aren't they? I was just faffing about with paper circles when I realised how like poppies a circle and a brad could look!

I love the bright yellow and the arrangement of the poppies in the corner, it all looks really lovely

Minxy said...

so simple yet so beautiful and striking, i love it.... i cant make cards like this as once i get to this point i feel it needs more and ends up looking completly different lol

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