What a coincidence that the current Stampin' Up! Only Challenge (suochallenges.com) is to create a Get Well Card or Gift. As I'm recovering from my recent illness, I decided the best card for me to make was one that I would like to receive myself. And my favorite of all Get Well cards are those that make me laugh. Glancing through my moderate collection of stamps, I pulled out the Stampin' Up! "Just Kidding" Stamp Set. And of course it had the best sentiment I could think of!
And just in case it wasn't clear that this was a get well card from the card front, I added in the "better get better" greeting from the "A Dozen Thoughts" Stamp Set.
I still don't have all of my energy back, but I'm getting there. So I wanted to keep the card layout as simple as possible. Right out on my work table was one of Stampin' Up!'s newest Designer Series Paper set, Happy Haunting. One of the first things I do with a set of DSP is to flip one copy of each of the sheets so I can quickly see what's on all sides of the set of papers. I just love these two Tangelo Twist Designs, and it wasn't that hard to pick out Island Indigo for the complementary color of blue to complete the card. As I'm close to being a redhead (natural when I was younger; now not so natural!) I didn't hesitate to color the hair with my Tangelo Twist Marker. Then I colored the checked skirt with Tangelo Twise and Island Indigo, finally using a Blender Pen to lightly color in the blouse with a bit more Island Indigo.
I matted the Very Vanilla stamped layer with Island Indigo Cardstock, adhered it to a layer combining two of the Tangelo Twist DSP sheets, and tied on a knot using Island Indigo Cotton Ribbon. Below the ribbon, I stamped the "better get better" with Island Indigo Ink, matted the whole thing with Island Indigo Cardstock, and adhered it all to a Very Vanilla card base.
It is just coincidence, too, that this SUO Challenge card, just like the last one I made for the Challenge, features a stamp set that is not in any Stampin' Up! Catalog. In the not too distant past, Stampin' Up! released some non-catalog Photopolymer Stamp Sets, and they're still available to order. There's no telling how long they'll be available, but this is one I'm glad I have – and it may be one that stays in my Craft Room even after it's not available. I hope you've enjoyed my sharing it and might consider buying it with your next order! Just click on the stamp set picture to find out more about this set.