As I'm writing this I'm starting to develop a bit of a cold and I sure could use a Get Well Card myself! But as this gets published for the weekly Divas Coffee Break Design Team challenge, I'm likely all better and on my way to a family wedding!
The Divas Challenge this week is another color challenge. For awhile, these color challenges really, well, challenged me! There were some that I just could not figure out how to do and I wasn't very happy with the results. But the color challenges of late have been very interesting. In fact, this very color challenge is the same set of colors that I used last week in my Fun and Fast Notes Baby Carriage card – Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, and So Saffron. In last week's card there was a bit of Pear Pizzazz, too, which I've left out of this card. Other connections here are that I'm using the same set of Designer Series Papers – Nursery Suite – and the same Stamp Set – Fun & Fast Notes!
But it's not a baby card! It's a Get Well Card! This is one of my favorite images from the stamp set. It's fun for all kinds of cards, not just get well cards. But the flowers in the teacup always remind me of flowers that I send to people who aren't feeling well, so I mostly use it for Get Well Wishes!
The fun paper here is the Regal Rose Scalloped Paper from the Designer Series Paper set. This set is called "Specialty" paper because of the two sheets (2 of each included in the set) that have scalloped edges. This sheets is a large circular sheet, and what you see here is just a small section of one side of the paper. It's really much more versatile than it looks at first glance.
To carry through the scalloped theme, I used the Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches to mat the central stamped image. To make this work out well, you have to cut your card stock to a very specific measurement. Once I have that done, I punch the corners first and then the edges. You'll see the measurements in the sketch at the end of the blog post.
While I originally had the stamped element square on the card front, it occurred to me – just before I stamped the image – that a diagonal might be more interesting – and so I changed my design in mid-stamp! It's fun when I'm playing around with something for the first time to adjust my design in mid-stream. Finally I tied the whole card together with some Baja Breeze Seam Binding – lovely ribbon for this card!
Here's the sketch for today's card. Note the exact measurements for the punched mat. In most cases, my measurements are just a suggestion – you'll have all kinds of reasons for changing the size and shape of my designs – and all good ones! But not for using this particular punch set.
Whatever you're doing for your mid-week crafting, I hope you have fun with it!