Monday, May 31, 2021

Quiet Meadow Healing Thoughts

 Hello my friends! I hope you are doing well. I had a good day in my craft room. I made today's card as well as another one that will be posted later. Today's card was made for a very good friend who had knee surgery. She had been struggling for a really long time before she was finally scheduled to have surgery. This friend is someone who I have known for 30 years and the way we met is a really funny story. If you have been following my blog from the beginning you will be familiar with this but if you are new, you can read about it in my blog post from April 1, 2020. As you can imagine we have been through a lot in the past 30 years!

I decided to use the Quiet Meadow Bundle for this card. I started by stamping the flower image onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Basic Gray ink. I then cut out the image using the new Scalloped Contours Dies. This die cut out a scalloped rectangle and also cut a stitched rectangle along the scalloped edge. Once my ink was good and dry, I coloured my flower using Stampin' Blends. I used Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves and stems. I thought these flowers looked like morning glory but I am not a very good gardener so I really have no idea what they are. 

I thought the flower piece looked a little bare with just the flower image in the center and all of the bare white cardstock around it. I stamped the flower image onto a scrap of paper and cut it out using my paper snips. I then layed the paper image over top of the coloured image and added some flecks of ink. I did this by using my Basic Black Stampin' Blend marker and flicked the marker on the edge of the cap. I have seen this done but haven't done it very much. I felt this card needed something and I am pleased with how it turned out.

I used the next size up die in the Scalloped Contours Dies set to cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock. I added my stamped piece directly to this scalloped blue piece using Stampin' Seal. I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around these pieces twice and then tied it into a bow. It is nice to have the scalloped edge for keeping your linen thread straight and in place when you are tying it. I then added this piece to a Basic White Thick card base using dimensionals.

I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Basic Gray ink. The sentiment is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set. This is also a new set and is very versatile with lots of different sentiments. I used the die from the Meadow die set to cut out a layer from Balmy Blue cardstock. I know what you are thinking - there is no die in that set that looks like that! You are right. The die actually has a scalloped edge on the two short sides. I felt it was just too much scalloped edging going on so I used my paper snips to cut off the scalloped edges and that left me with the perfect sized stitched rectangle. I am much happier with this look. Don't get me wrong, I love the die in it's original state but it just didn't work for this card. I added my sentiment piece to the Balmy Blue piece and attached this to my card front using dimensionals.

What I used for today's card:

Quiet Meadow Bundle

Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set

Scalloped Contours Dies

Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad

Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends

Old Olive Stampin' Blends

Basic Black Stampin' Blends

Linen Thread

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I also hope my friend likes it and feels the love on her healing journey. I look forward to her knee being better so we can get back to walking together again. We love walking in our neighbourhood as we do some of our best chatting then.

Stay well and keep creating!


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