Several people I know are having some health challenges facing chemo, rehab or surgery. I wanted to send just a Thinking Of You card with best wishes for a speedy recovery, or just a message of support. So, I got out my stamping stuff and got creating.
My friend, Carol W, gave me a card she stamped, and I was inspired by her embossing. No, it wasn’t my birthday, she gave me the card to use for someone else. I plan to give it to my boss next month, as Carol knows her.
I don’t have an embossing tool or machine, so I improvised. I got out my rolling wheel, loaded it with the filigree wheel and navy ink, and began rolling rows of curly-cues. I start with one on an angle, and then roll more from there to the right.
Then I turn the paper around and roll the other end.
I did two full sheets so I could get four cards at one time. This one I messed up a bit, but that can be the back side, LOL!
I am still using these beautiful handmade papers sparingly that I got from fellow blogger Kathy in Ozarks. I tore some strips using my deckle edge tearing tool.
I punched out some scallop rounds in two sizes for an accent. As I lay out the elements, I thought about using the long strip of off-white for the Thinking of You stamp, but decided it would cover up the handmade paper too much.
With the design settled, assembly began. I glued the handmade paper strips down first.
I stamped a pansy on the off-white scallop rounds to mount on top of the larger green scallop rounds.
All put together.
Inside two of them, I stamped Get Well Soon with a butterfly. The other two I left blank to write a personal message.
Because I have a hard time leaving well enough alone, I stamped the envelope too.
All done now.
I just need to add a personal line or two, and address them.
I know I rely on email as much as anyone, but there is just nothing to compare to a heart felt message sent by snail mail to let others know you are thinking of them. Do you still send snail mail?
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