January 26, 2012

Get Well Mel {FMS #19}

This post features my interpretation of Jen's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches
Here is my card I will be mailing to my SIL's dad who is also a family friend. He's been very ill and In-an-Out of the hospital for the last year or so with heart issues, but getting weaker now a days. 
I did flip the sketch, but think my clean and simple card fits good for a masculine feel with these color choices (IMO). Crumb cake, espresso and very vanilla, with river rock distressing.  I started with a crumb cake base layered with a piece of "Well Worn"  DSP. Next it was layered with an edge die cut in the wood grain from the same DSP. The typewriter, image from "Established Elegance", and sentiment were stamped in basic black on very vanilla and all the edges distressed in river rock ink.
I stamped the BG script in RR ink on a scrap of VV then added the little 'hello' from the "Tiny Tags" set. I cut a slot in the typewriter with a craft knife and slipped in the little note. Then the focal piece was added to the front with dimensionals.
A peek at the inside shows touches from the front and "Happy Greetings".. even the scraps from the edge die cut were put to use!
One more touch on the envelope and it's ready for the mail!

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Linda Callahan said...

LOVE this! Very clever cutting the slit for the note! And I always love how you finish the insides!

LeAnne said...

Why didn't I ever think of this?! How cute!

Nancy said...

Love that ol' typewriter, brings back memories (oops dating myself). Your card is great, I love that it is neutral and can be used for any gender. Creative idea with the sentiment in the typewriter. Good luck on the challenge.

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice, great colours.

Heather said...

I must admit I wasn't too fond of this stamp set .... Until I saw what you did with it! So clever!! I love your style and creativity.

Jen said...

Definitely a great masculine take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Katy said...

This is a great card!! Love that typewriter!

Jen Timko said...

So clever adding the little note in the typewriter! Great card! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lesley said...

So cute and clever Diane!!!


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