Friday, May 22, 2009

Sending Cheerful Wishes

I found out yesterday that my Aunt was in the hospital recently...she's out now but not 100% yet so I figured I'd send her a sweet Cuppie card to cheer her up. I chose an image and sentiment from the Doctor's Orders set from Taylored Expressions and paired it with Sketch Challenge #229 from Splitcoast. 

I stamped the Cuppies with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White cardstock and coloured them with copics. I wanted the card to be bright and cheery so I pulled out some fun Twitterpated paper that hasn't seen the light of day in quite some time. 

I stamped the sentiment onto Baja Breeze then ran it through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I've wanted to do this in the past but thought it would distort the words, so I never tried. Well this time I jumped right in. It's only cardstock after all, right? But I'm quite happy with how it looks. The patterned papers are layered onto Old Olive and I paper pierced around the edges. 

In keeping with the cheery theme of this card, I added some fun Zva crystal swirls. If that doesn't cheer a person up I'm not sure what will! LOL! I finished it off with some white grosgrain and a button from my stash. 

This card's going in the mail today cause frankly, it really is snail mail when it's going from the USA to Canada (or vice versa). 

Thanks for stopping by!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME coloring...WOW! Great papers ALWAYS find such fun papers. :)

Margaret de Witt said...

Hey Karen,

Awesome card. Love your colouring. How do you get those light shades to dark? I appreciate any tips you can give on how you do this.
Margaret :)

Jenn said...

This card will definately bring some cheer to your aunt! I love the ribbon and button treatment...the perfect little pick me up! :)

Leslie said...

Cute with a capital C!!! Cute, cheery, charming!!

Leslie said...

Ooh, just noticed the shading/shadow under the little cupcakes....nicely done!

Janet said...

wow such a great card! i am sure your aunt will love it:) I know i would!

Ann Kranitz said...

Super duper ADORABLE!!! I am in love with this Doctors Orders set and you make it look so wonderful.

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW'za... I'm a ribbon addict and enjoy how you did yours!! Such a sweet take on this challenge and STUNNING colors!! Smiles.. :)