As I wing my way to the Stampin' Up! Convention, it's time for the biweekly Stampin' Up! Only Challenge at the SUO Challenges Blog! The challenge this time is to make a Get Well Card. I always have a sampling of Get Well Cards in my stash because it seems that people do need them a bit more often than I think they should. And I definitely need to send cards!
Sometimes the people who need a Get Well card would not necessarily want flowery "frou-frou" types of cards. So for this challenge, I decided to try out a more masculine design.
And, of course, I really did want to continue to use some of my Designer Series Papers (DSP)! For this card, I used two sheets from the DSP Set, Soho Subway. As I'm writing this blog post, I'm trying to remember which sheets that I used by looking at the samples in the Stampin' Up! Catalog. If you're trying to do the same thing, I can tell you that the background sheet – the light grid design – is the main part of the sheet that has the large numerals printed on the top. I think it goes very nicely with the darker grid sheet, which is a design of its own, with nothing else on the page.
The main colors in these two sheets of the DSP are Island Indigo and Very Vanilla. To find another color to accent these, I looked at the colors in the other sheets of the DSP, and decided on Crisp Cantaloupe. It's Crisp Cantaloupe Ink that I used to stamp the Off the Grid Stamp, a single stamp "set." I added a greeting from the Perfectly Penned Stamp Set and then cut the stamped layer out with one of the ovals from the Ovals Collection Framelits Set. I cut a larger oval from the same framelits set using Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock, and made a mat for the darker DSP sheet, as well as the card base, from the same card stock.
Before I layered everything up, I sponged the edges of just about every layer (not the dark print layer) with Island Indigo Ink. I added some Island Indigo Candy Dots in the upper right of the card, and some Very Vanilla Candy Dots in the lower left. It's nice to have some embellishments without too much frilliness!
Oh, and the ribbon. I always try out some ribbon. Sometimes it just doesn't work, but this time a piece of the Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon with a knot in it seems to work quite nicely, thank you!
All of the products that I used to make this card are current Stampin' Up! products, which is pretty much all that I use for my projects. But if you're thinking of joining in the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge, you may use ANY Stampin' Up! product, even if it has been retired. We'd love to have you join us this time as we all always need good ideas for Get Well Cards. Just click here to go to the SUO Challenges Blog to see our Design Team projects, as well as projects that may already have been entered in the challenge. I'm sure you'll have fun joining us in this!