Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Get Well, My Friend! {sneak peeks}

Pin It Now! Now that Christmas is over, I find myself wandering aimlessly through Craftland.  No more gifts to make? Christmas cards in red, green, Pool Party? Punched gift tags? *sigh*

Okay, okay! Four months of Christmas projects are enough, I hear you.
On to the Spring Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration peeks, then!

Here's a sweet little Get Well card I made with a shabby chic theme in mind. I adore the new DSP available in the new mini, this one is from Attic Boutique. Just the right amount of vintage, but with some gorgeous brights mixed fave Pool Party, super bright Poppy Parade, and Daffodil Delight to get you in the mood for that Spring thaw.

I used the new Framelits Labels dies as a backdrop for the teacups (Tea Shoppe). Double stamped the center teacup and popped it out, then filled it with pansies from the same collection. They're watercolored with Stampin' Write Markers onto Watercolor Paper. This allows me to play around with the blending and fussy-cutting, since this paper is thick and pliable. I painted the edges of the flowers with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (a must have), as well as detail on the outer teacups. I stamped and cut three sets of the pansy stamp, cut and layered them into a pretty bouquet. Should lift the spirits of the recipient!
Each layer is Distressed, Sponged, Spritzed, and Rolled.
Finished off with a double layer of ribbon, and a Mini Vintage Tag stamped with the word "friend" from Tea Shoppe.

I used these two wonderful challenges as a springboard for my card...

CARDSTOCK: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
DSP: Attic Boutique (Spring Mini)
STAMPS: Tea Shoppe (Spring Mini), Perfectly Penned (Holiday Mini)
INK: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pretty in Pink
ACCESSORIES: Framelits Labels Collection (Spring Mini), Seam Binding Ribbon (Pool Party), Organdy Ribbon (Calypso Coral - Sale-A-Bration), Mini Vintage Tag, Shimmer Paint, Watercolor paper, Color Spritzing Tool, Distressing Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. Hi Erika,

    Gorgeous, loads of layers and detail.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Happy Holidays
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  2. Great peek at some new products!! I love the colors you used! I can't wait to get my hands on that Gnome set! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  3. Very pretty! I wasnt too sure about that stamp set when I saw it but after seeing your card, I just may get it!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. Beautiful flowers, and I love all the distressing! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  5. Gorgeous distressing! Those new products are just perfect for this challenge! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!