Friday, March 28, 2008

You Cured Yet?

This is a big card. My piggy turned out big and wouldn't fit on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card so I made a larger one. I got a good deal at the dollar store awhile ago on some blank Greeting Card with Matching Envelopes in a package. They sure come in handy today for this card. What it is, is a 8 1/2 x 11 card stock folded in half. But they are hard to find envelopes for so if you run into something like this at your dollar store pick it up cause you just never know when your going to need it. This is a sketch challenge from Julee over at Poetic Artistry's blog. Love this sketch for this card.This card will be going to my 87 yr. old Aunty that is having back surgery soon. Her and her late husband used to be pig farmers. And get this one of the Presidents of the good ole US of A used to come to the farm. How cool is that? Anyway, I thought she would love a pick me up after surgery so this is for her.

Supplies Needed:

Full Sheet of card stock folded in half for basic card.Designer Paper cut at 4 1/4 x 8 1/4. Use punch to punch the corners.

Whisper White to stamp image and to stamp Better Get Better.
Basic Black, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue card stock.
White Gel Pen & Black Ribbon
Pop Dots
Gamsol and Colored Pencils
Black Stazon Ink Pad
Coluzzle Oval one


Stamp image with black stazon. Color in with colored pencils and gamsol. Cut around with the Coluzzle. Stamp on a small piece of Whisper White the verse, cut out. Take a piece of Black card stock and use your colluzle to cut out the outer trim for the pig. I just went one size larger for the trim. Mount your stamped, colored image on the black as best you can in the center. With White Gel Pen make dots and squiggly lines around the edges. Set aside. Cut a piece of Bashful Blue at 1 1/2 x 8 1/4. I stamped small dots on this with versamark. Cut Pretty in Pink at 1 3/4 x 8 1/4. Then the black cut at 2 1/4 x 8 1/4. Mount from blue down to the black. With White Gel Pen do the same as you did on the Oval for the pig. Add black ribbon to the center of this. Leaving the bow on the right side. Your little Get Well wording 2 1/8 by 2 is also mounted to black and cut at 2 1/4 x 2 3/8. You make this piece a little thicker so you can have it pushed under the upper layer ( see card for placement) Mount your designer paper to the main card. Add middle strip with the saying just under. Next add pop dots to the back of your image piece. I used one on the top and bottom and one on each side, then cut a strip to go in the center. Add to the left side of the card. Your card is now finished and ready to have someone enjoy. You can see my sample card here for placement on how to layer and add to the card. Hope you enjoyed today's project and hope to see you stop by again.

Angel Hugs


Diane said...

Awwww he's so cute!! Love your coloring and the lo!
What I do for env.,...I'm big on recycling so I go to our local card shop and when a card season is finished they send back the cards and not the env. So that's alot of waste if you ask me. I know sometimes it doesn't as pretty cuz the card doesn't fit perfect in the env. But it's the card that counts right and I love to recycle.
That's an idea!!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Darling card! I love making bigger cards every now and then. Thanks for playing! :)