Pill Better Soon!

With everything that’s been going on, I figured I would make a get well card and send it out to everyone not feeling well who’s reading this blog. I hope you start to feel better very soon. I’m really happy with how this card has turned out and I hope you like it too!

I started first by stamping the tissue box from the Doodlebug ‘Pill Better’ stamp set and then I stamped it a second time on the full adhesive Post It notes to make a mask. I then stamped the pill bottle and the can of soup, from the same stamp set, on either side of the tissue box. I love Doodlebug and I think this is one of their cutest stamp sets. I stamped the images using Gina K Amalgam Ink. I stamped the images on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper 300 Series*. I find that this paper is the best paper to color on when it comes to cardmaking. For me, it makes it easier to blend the colors and to get a smooth looking image.

Next I used my Faber Castell 36 set* of colored pencils. I couldn’t find the exact one I had bought but I have linked to the next best thing. I don’t use these pencils as much as I should because it’s only 36 colors and I have trouble finding colors to blend together. That aside, they are amazing pencils! They are oil based, unlike Prismas that are wax based so when you color you don’t leave that waxy sheen behind. They are sturdy and can really take a beating and still work well. I know they’re pricey but they are a brilliant investment especially if you color as much as I do. Anyway, I used them to color in my stamped image. Since I stamped the image with Amalgam ink, I didn’t have to worry about smearing the image at all.

I then took my Art Impressions Double Stitch Circle dies and cut out the images I had just colored. Actually, I cut it in such a way that I was able to use the negative space on a card I made after this. I made a card base out of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb paper*. I always buy mine in a ream so that I’m stocked up and don’t have to worry about running out. I took a piece of black and white patterned paper that I got in a Simon Says Stamp card kit and I cut it down to A2 card size.

To attach everything I used my 1/2″ Scor Tape* that I get from Amazon. I’ve linked to the set I purchase most often. I went around the edges of the black and white patterned paper and then covered the whole back of the circle. I use a craft blade to get the backing off but if you have long nails, they’ll work just as well. Be careful, though, once this stuff is down you cannot lift it up without ruining your project. It’s a really good strong adhesive.

Once I had everything down, I wanted to add my sentiment. I decided to heat emboss the sentiment using Ranger Super Fine Gold embossing powder. I used the VersaMark watermark stamp pad* to stamp the sentiment down so I could add the powder.

On the inside of the card, I took a strip of the same paper I used on the outside and taped it down using the Scor Tape mentioned above. I then stamped another sentiment from the Doodlebug stamp set on the inside with Gina K Amalgam Ink.

Here we have the finished product! A simple card, but filled with lots of good wishes and love. The gold embossing powder worked really well on top of the black and white patterned paper. I had considered popping up with circle with foam tape but decided against it.

I hope you like today’s post, I had a lot of fun putting it together. The links that I have added that have an asterisk after them are affiliate links meaning if you click on and purchase from them I make a small commission. This doesn’t cost you a single penny other than what you’re buying. If you use them, I want to thank you in advance for helping to support my blog. If you liked today’s post, I would love it if you would consider subscribing here and following me over on Instagram (@ cardstockqueen). That way you’ll be notified every time I post as well as seeing what I don’t share on here, like other cards and projects. I post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11AM PST. Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon. Until then, keep creating! XO❤

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