It is ages since I posted again, but I am pleased to say I am almost done making the cards I need finished before I go away in a week´s time. So tonight there is one that I can now post, and that is a get well card I made recently for my Grandson. He is twenty, not the easiest age to make a card for, but he was very poorly with what eventually we knew was Glandular Fever. He is on the mend now, but of course, it will be some time before he is completely recovered, and in the meantime he will be feeling pretty low some days. So I wanted to make something that would make him smile.
It also needed to be something fairly quick and easy to make, as the Spanish snail mail is so unpredictable and it could be a week or more from posting to it arriving. As it happened, this one arrived in two days! but that is the exception rather than the rule.
Anyway here is my card which I made using a paper cut file bought from Treasure Box Designs. It is one of the Bobble Buddies collection.
To prepare the base card I embossed the front to about three-quarters of the way down, and hid the not very good lower line with a vintage sticker strip that has been in my stash for ages. I lightly distressed the edges with walnut stain DI.
The parts for building the bear were svg files which can be made to cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine (if, like me, you have the Designer Edition of software). On the computer screen, I sorted the files into groups for cutting with the various colours, and using the grid on my mat to match their placings, I used various snippets from my boxes and cut them all out.
I highlighted the edges of most of the pieces so that they stood out better when they were stacked, and added a little rosy pink to his cheeks. Then I assembled him and added him to my card.
The sentiment was computer generated so of course, the front section needed to be positioned and printed at the very beginning. It then continued inside the card like this. (The insert looks very wrinkled because I used wet glue to stick it in place, and took the photo before it was dry. It soon flattened out as it dried and I rushed off to get it in the post).
I finished the insert with a small printed version of the little bear that I had added a trail of hearts to, taken from some clip art I found on Google images.
I shall add this to Pixie´s Snippets Playground, and tomorrow I will try to get back with another card that has now been given, so I can show it.