The best thing about getting a card when you are under the weather or, worse still seriously ill, is that you know somebody is thinking about you. You could make a stash of get well cards at the beginning of the winter and then have one on hand when you hear that a friend or neighbour has a nasty bug/cold/flu …. take your pick!
This card is from the ‘simple but effective’ school and, although there’s no frothy flowers or pretty pictures, I think it’s a lovely card and has the benefit that you could send this to a man or a woman – and the sentiment will hopefully be very gratefully received!
- Signatures dies, Ivy Flourish SD011
- Tonic Studios layering circle dies, plain and scalloped
- A4 card in cream and two shades of green
- 17.5cm card blank in cream
- Satin ribbon
- Photo corner punch
- Polka dot embossing folder of your choice
- Glues etc.
- Cut cream card to 16.5cm square and cut a scalloped aperture in the centre, approx 9.5 cm diameter. Emboss the panel with polka dots or whatever simple embossing folder you have.
- Print a sentiment from your computer (I use Word) and use the plain edged layering dies to cut out the words. You could also use a preprinted sentiment if you have some.
- Glue the embossed aperture panel to some dark green card measuring 17cm square and wrap a strip of ribbon around the panel below the aperture. Fix at the back.
- Fix onto the card blank with foam pads.
- Glue the sentiment circle into the centre of the aperture.
- Die cut the ivy flourish a number of times in both shades of green and build up a flourish on the right-hand side of the card as shown.
- Add a small cluster of leaves to the top of the sentiment panel
- Finally, tie a ribbon bow and fix onto the ribbon strip, then add photo corners to the top corners.