Thursday, July 24

Hope You're Feeling Better!

This is the card that I designed for my MIL after her knee replacement surgery (UGH!). It is another variation on last year's "Wishing You Flowers" card and this year's "Happy Birthday Flowers" cards. And like those cards, this one can also be easily adapted to any occasion by simply changing the sentiment.

Like its predecessors, I began this card by printing my sentiment on a piece of transparency film, trimming it to 5" x 10", and folding it in half. However unlike the previous cards, I modified this card slightly in that I added an additional piece of cardstock to the inside front of the card. This solved my "Where do I sign the card so it doesn't show on the front?" dilemma. To achieve the matted effect, I adhered my 4.5" square of solid cardstock to the inside center of the back of my card. I then attached my silk flowers to the front using mini pastel brads. The final step was attaching my 4" square of patterned cardstock to the inside center of the front of my card using eyelets. This covers up the backs of the brads that I used to attach my flowers, so that they cannot be seen from the inside of the card.

  • Patterned Paper: Lilykate by BasicGrey
  • Cardstock: textured Mat Stack from Brights series by DCWV
  • Transparency Sheet: for inkjet printers by 3M
  • Accents: Pastel Brite mini circle brads & eyelets by Making Memories
  • Silk Flowers: Craft Stores
Finished Size 5" x 5".


LindaS said...

What a great card. Thanks for sharing the card and instructions.

Laura Davis said...

Oh my I love your work:) Thanks for the inspiration!