There a couple of different kinds of cards that I try to keep onhand. “Get Well” is one I find hardest to make “in the moment”. It’s good to get it in the mail before they’re over it, right? Today, I’m sharing some light-hearted cards created with a simple layout and minimal tools. And speaking of tools, I have some great info to share with you, too!
To create these cards, I started by smoothing ink onto my card front with a Blending Brush over a stencil. I’ve tried several tools for blending ink and was never able to do it well until trying one of these brushes. I’m happy to tell you Stampin’ Up! is offering these brushes in the Jan-June catalog at a great price-point. When I bought my brushes, I bought them from a makeup vendor on eBay and received brushes in a variety of sizes (several unusable). The prices have doubled there since crafters caught on so you’ll be happy to hear we will be offering three of the same (great!) size for $10. Some places sell them for $5-$7 a piece! I’m looking forward to getting more so I can keep one for each color group. (One for blues, one for greens, etc.)
After creating the colored area, fussy-cut images were mounted over with Stampin’ Dimensionals for just a little lift. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base, as well. It’s a really clean and simple layout but when you’ve spent time coloring, why distract the eye with busyness? 😉
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you like these cards and are encouraged to create something today!