Get Well

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I made this card for a very dear friend of mine who just found out she has cancer.  She is faced with months of recovery from surgery and chemo. Her prognosis is great and I have no doubt she will recover from this stronger than she's ever been!  In addition, she has a wonderful support system of friends and family around her.

When I initially picked out this paper I thought it was perfect for this card.  I had planned to use just a small portion of it, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it and couldn't eliminate any of the uplifting phases, nor did I feel I could cover them up.  So this is what I came up with.  
Before the Gems
After Adding Some Sparkle
This card is standard A2 size.  I did something different with the mat (5.375" x 4.125") and the designer paper (5.25" x 4") this time.  I normally would have just centered them on the card base, but this time I lined them up with the left edge of the card.  Usually this would bother me (the asymmetrical look to it), but I actually really like it here.  I cut out parts of the designer paper (which is by The Paper Studio) to emphasize them more.  I added pop-dots to the speech bubble with "You are Beautiful" and featured "Great Friend" in the middle of the flower. The silver ribbon came from my scraps. And for the sparkle - the gems are a variety of The Paper Studio and Michaels dollar section.

The Cuts:
* Daisy - Forever Young cut at 2.5" - I didn't use the base cut, I just cut the layer out twice.  I also scored the middle of the petals to give them some dimension and love how they turned out! (of course the pictures aren't spectacular, so feel free to click on them to get a better look!)

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There isn't a whole lot of cricutting to this card, but overall I like how it turned out.  I'd love to hear your thoughts :)  I'll have another project up in a couple of days, so be sure to check back! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

6 sparkly comments:

thekolbes said...

Ohh I love it. Love the card. The paper is perfect. I will pray for your friend

Tami B. said...

So sorry to hear about your friend but glad the prognosis is good. Love this card especially the paper! I hope I can find some like it.

scrappinC said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, it sounds like she is on her way to a great future. Love your card especially after you added the gems. The paper is very uplifting. Your friend is going to love it.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.
Cindy Lou

~Tammy~ said...

So sorry to hear about your friend! Cancer has worked it's way through my family, so it's something I know a lot about! My Mom now serves on the American Cancer Society for her local chapter and volunteers many hours working to make things better for patients. Your card is BEAUTIFUL, and will be so uplifting to your friend! I have never seen that paper and it's so perfect and pretty! Thanks for sharing this and I will be thinking about your friend as she this battle ahead, but a battle she will be stronger for with her friend's and family love and support!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

I LOVE this paper!! I have used it many times but love how you did the pop-dots! Sorry to hear about your friend...prayers to her :)

♥ Laura ♥

Lori Comeau said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. Great card, I'm sure it will help cheer her up.

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