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)

Smooth white
Premium weight copy paper (for the flowers)

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

Brads (plus black embossing powder)
Corner Chomper

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


Kaz said...

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

Anonymous 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.

Anonymous 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 said...

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

Hels Sheridan 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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