Sunday 24 July 2016

Get Well Card

This card is a very quick and easy one, I want to use for a 
CASology Challenge but not sure it's CAS enough. Hopefully it is.

 I have actually spent the afternoon blending, watercolouring, Colour Bursting and have fingers that look the most amazing grunge blue/black after many washes. I couldn't use my right hand yesterday as it was so cold the pain was so intense I didn't dare open it. Learnt I could get by one handed very well, just not crafting. I am left handed as well so its not as bad as it could have been.
Still cold today but my tablets appear to be working better today.

Now onto my card.
I used a Stamplorations Stencil that I see being used quite often in blog land. Very pretty and easy to use.  First I taped the stencil down and used Wilted Violet and Olive Green Distress Ink blended, doubled up in areas I wanted to look a bit darker.

I then added Glass bead  embossing paste that dries clear so the blended colours showed through perfectly. It looks stunning, would be fantastic for snow look too. I got onto this after seeing Loll using it on her blog. I only did the flower heads.

I used quite thick cardstock to stop it warping and it dried perfectly. Added a die cut
'get well' and its finished. I'm happy with it and I hope the person getting it likes it as well.
Check out the sparkle from those glass beads and feels very rough which fits the challenge I made it for.

Both ways, feeling sick so 
feeling rough and texture is rough.

Use Something Tactile 
These glass beads are definitely Tactile.

ok thanks so much for coming to visit and I hope you visit again soon.


Hannelie said...

This is so beautiful vibrant and sparkly Aileen!
Thank you so much for playing the cue card at CASology!

Esther said...

What a fantastic effect with the glass bead paste, Aileen! The card is so eye catching and has a lovely shimmer to it. A super take on our Less is More tactile challenge - thanks so much for playing along :) Hope your hand is recovered soon x

Kathyk said...

Sorry to read you've been suffering with the cold and hope that eases soon. FABULOUS make and loving your glass bead paste


lostinpaper said...

Yet another beautiful design Aileen even when your hands are holding you back your creations are amazing! I hate getting 'inky' fingers (I know, I know wrong hobby lol.)

Unknown said...

This is beautiful and vibrant, Aileen! That sparkly embossing paste gives those flowers so much dimension! Wow! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Ruth said...

That is bursting with colour and sparkle - just like your blog name! I think it's perfectly CAS as far as I can see! Xx

Cara said...

Stunning card, hope your hand is behaving itself today. Hugs, Cara x

Greta said...

Love the glass bead paste--need to get mine out again! Gorgeous card, Aileen!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card.
Hope the pain in your hands eases soon.

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous effect the glass bead embossing paste has.. and the colour of your blooms is stunning!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

cm said...

You've showcased one of my favourite stencils in a most gorgeous fashion! The shimmer of those glass beads...swooning! Love this...and yes, a perfect 'lift the spirits' card! Smiling!!

Craftyfield said...

The texture with the glass beads looks fabulous and I love the colour and the simplicity. Visually stunning!

Susan said...

So sparkly and pretty! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Loll said...

Gorgeous Aileen. Love the colours ... and they look amazing with the glass bead gel over top. Sorry to hear about your problem with your right hand. Hope you are feeling better. xx

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the texture & shine from the glass beads! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Karen Dunbrook said...

so pretty and what a great take on the challenge!

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Aileen you create such beautiful effects you are such an inspiration, I adore the sparkly flowers and colours you have used, a delightful creation for sure
lorraine x

Neets B said...

What a fabulous effect from that embossing paste, gorgeous colours too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sazzle Dazzle said...

You do sparkle so well and teamed with that bold violet colour and the embossing paste it's simply AWESOME once again. Love it and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x