I'm in need of get well cards, so I sat down today and played with Flower Market, transforming the image that's in the cartridge until it looked more realistic to my eye.
If you own this cartridge, here's the Design Space file. Please note, as this was a home made job, things don't line up exactly. Also, after I cut the background, I decided the inner square needed to be smaller. I've adjusted that on the DS file, but I used the one I cut first on this card as it wasn't bad enough to start over.
I took advantage of the dual tone cardstock here, using the lighter side for the teapot and the darker side for the rim around the spout, the ball on top, and the frame.
One quick tip for the tag: tie the thread around the tag, turn the teapot base over, secure the thread behind with tape, and then glue down the base. Yeah...ask me why I know that's a good idea. LOL! Once the teapot was assembled and the frame was stamped and glued to the card base, I used foam tape to give the teapot some dimension.
I'm really going to miss the Short & Sweet stamp set. Those tiny sentiments are perfect for all sorts of occasions.
Here's the supply list (* indicates retiring at the end of the month):
*Documented Workshop Your Way (includes stickers and gems)
Flower Market Cricut Cartridge ("Laughter" sentiment and dotted background stamps are part of this collection)
*Short and Sweet stamp set
3D Foam tape
I liked this card so well, I made two more of them. For the ones below, I used a combination of CTMH products and MFT products.
This card also uses the Documented Paper Pack but the background frame is in Pebble paper. I hand cut the paper at the top of the tea pot and used a Copic marker to color the knob in a cool gray. The steam coming out of the teapot is from a retired CTMH stamp set called "Wonderland." I love it when those sets I've been hanging onto for years come in handy. It justifies my inability to part with them.
The sentiments on this card and the one below come from MFT. The set is called "Get Well Wishes." I also used MFT's "Inside and Outside" stitched frames to create the background frame.
For this card, it was back to Linen cardstock and retired Gimme Some Sugar paper. I created the shading with Copic markers and added my sentiment with a banner made using MFTs Stitched Fishtail dies.
I know...lots of the same design, but one can never have too many get well cards!
In writing news, I had a couple good days and a couple unproductive ones. I'm not sure why, but the final book in this series is killing me. Oh...I do know why. Because we have to say good-bye to these characters we've come to love. **Sigh**
Until next time,