Monday, November 28, 2011

A Prayerful Get Well Card

Since I didn't put a sentiment on the front of this get well card, I needed to come up with a title for this post, so "prayerful get well card" it is.  It's sort of a play on the word "powerful," since I believe in the power of prayer.  I made this card for a neighbor who had open heart surgery last week.  She is pretty young to be having double bypass surgery.  I'm not positive of her age, but I think she's about 48.  She's had a few rough times in her life, surviving cancer twice, and now this.  I plan to take a meal to her and her husband when she gets home from the hospital, and I will give her the card with the meal.  Here are the details of the card:

Size:  5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
I don't take credit at all for this card.  The credit all goes to Kittie Caracciolo at Kittie Krafts.  Check out her blog here.  She makes amazing cards and gives great tutorials.  I even pinned one of her cards on Pinterest with the caption, "Someday, I'll be able to make cards this pretty (hopefully)."  Thanks Kittie!
Card stock:  American Crafts; Recollections
Bible:  Inspired Heart Cricut Lite cartridge cut at 4 1/2".  When this cartridge came out, I really wasn't that thrilled with the images.  I decided to buy it a few weeks ago when I found it at a steal for $12.50 (with free shipping).  I thought it would be great for get well and sympathy cards, and so far I really like it.  The images are simple but well put together.   Obviously, I will only use a few of the images, but for the price, it was well worth it.
I embossed the gold and background papers using my Cuttlebug (my second favorite toy, after my Cricut).
Flowers:  Punches -- using one of Kittie's great tutorials -- check it out here. (I didn't have one of the punches she used, so I improvised with what I had and used a little gold Stickles in the center.)
Leaves:  Martha Stewart punch as well as a Spellbinders Leaf die (love it).

Click on the photo for a better look.  I hope you like it.  Be inspired!


Kittie said...

Tammy, this may be a duplicate post as I'm not sure the first one went through. I absolutely love your gorgeous and inspirational card. Your flowers are perfect. Becareful! Making paper flowers can become addicting. LOL!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Tammy.