Paper Pieced Get Well Wishes

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I am back to share with you a love-themed get well card… perfect for spreading a little love to someone we know when they need it most.

To create this card I used my Silhouette Cameo to die cut all of the main elements on my card. Beginning with the tree, I used the “Love Tree” cut file and cut both the tree top element and the hearts out of two different green papers.  I then adhered all the little hearts onto the tree top with a glue pen.

 

 

Next, using some kraft paper, I cut out the tree stem that was included in the cut file. With a brown pen, I drew on a sketchy woodgrain pattern to give a little more interest to the trunk. The trunk was then adhered to my tree with a glue pen.

The clouds are from the “Kite” cut file and are made from some teal blue patterned paper by Authentique. I die cut the clouds and then edged then with some white faux stitching using a gel pen.

Moving on to my card base, I cut an A2 top-folding card from some watercolor paper. Using the “get well soon” sentiment from the Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings” stamp set, I stamped it along the bottom of the card in some Timber Brown StazOn ink.

 

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Next, I brought in some Peeled Paint distress ink from Tim Holtz, and watercolored a bit of grass along the bottom of where my tree was going to be placed.

I adhered the tree to my card using regular adhesive for the trunk, and foam tape for the top; this provides a lot of dimension to the leaves, as well as the overall card. Punching out a small red heart, I took some purple baker’s twine, tied it to my tree, and adhered the heart to the card with a small square of foam tape. I also covered the heart with some clear Wink of Stella glitter.

 

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Finally, I adhered the clouds to my card in a scattered pattern using just some regular adhesive.

And that completes the card! I hope this has inspired you to create some love filled greetings, whether they are get well notes, saying hello, I love you’s, and so much more!

Thanks for stopping by… Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Inspiration & Challenges

The colors for this card are inspired by the Color Throwdown challenge #329, and the card is submitted into the challenge.

This card is also submitted into the Kraft Journal’s “Take Your Pick” challenge # 210; I’ve used twine, hearts, red, glitter and a top fold as my “picks”.

I’ve also submitted this card into the Stamping’ Royalty’s “Trees!” challenge #266.

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By | 2015-02-14T09:35:58+00:00 February 14th, 2015|Cardmaking, Encouragement, Get Well|6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Carrie Rhoades February 23, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I love your card, especially the twine tying the heart to the tree! Congrats on being one of our top pics at Stampin’ Royalty!

  2. Monika/buzsy February 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    What a pretty card. Love that tree and the little heart hanging from it by the twine… the clouds look great too. Nice scene. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  3. bronih February 16, 2015 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    This is such a sweet get well card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  4. ~Tammy~ February 15, 2015 at 9:16 am - Reply

    This is super~ I love the beautiful tree with the red glittery heart hanging by the twine. Thank you for sharing at The Kraft Journal.

  5. Marsha Drain February 15, 2015 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Now this is one cute card! love all the papers you used, especially for the hearts in the tree. Nice job on the tree trunk too. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card in the Kraft Journal challenge. We hope to see you again next week.

  6. Nora February 14, 2015 at 11:18 am - Reply

    How lovely!! This looks like so much work to paper piece but it came out beautiful!! Fabulous design!!

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