I made this Get Well card to give to my brother-in-law who has been unwell and thought one of the Docrafts Wellington Bear images by Docrafts which I love so much for masculine cards would suit him to a T.
All I had to do was pop the pieces out of the diecut sheet, trim off any daggy edges and put them together with dimensionals - paper tole in Australia and the USA and called decoupage in the UK. The sentiment was also from the sheet. I am sure you could use the card for a number of different occasions such as Father's Day or a birthday just by changing the sentiment and the diecut sheet comes with a range of sentiments which is great and makes it very versatile. Note that the main image panel corners already had rounded edges but I corner-punched the blue designer paper backing.
The designer papers are from my Wellington Bear 6" x 6" pad. I corner-punched the sentiment panel too, added some brads and popped the panel up on dimensionals. All the layers were trimmed using my Perfect Layers Tools.
I found a beige heart button by Jesse James 'Dress it up' Country Hearts in my stash which seemed to be the perfect-not-over-the-top-for-a-man embellishment to the card. I tied some string through the button holes then glued the button on with Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue.
Lastly, I tied some The Twinery Cappuccino twine around the card a couple of times then tied a bow. The hardest thing about the card was taking a photograph because the multiple layers create big shadows which can look a bit weird and can detract from the picture. Oh well!
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Thu, Jan 17, 2013 @ 6:30 PM
Awwww! This is just too cute! Love it!
------------------------------ Nancy _____________ You spend 90% of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10% trying to convince the Lord that you're actually not that tired. ~Robert Brault,