Monday, April 1, 2013

MC Apr/13 - Quill_GetWellSoon

One of my cousins wives is going through a 3rd bout of chemo therapy. I really feel for her. Can't imagine what she's going through. Every couple of years it seems to come back hitting a different area of the body. So I made her this card hopefully to cheer her up a bit.

side view
It's a side folded 4.25"w x 5.5"h white card. Layered with my new Ruche paper in an off white. The mason jar (Memory Box) is die cut from a photo add newsprint image (City Palate Mar/Apr 13), I cut about a third of the jar down so it would be more squat than tall, then I cut slits in it and wove some white quilling strips through it. Adhered to card. Die cut the lid from some copper metal tape which I adhered to a piece of cardstock prior cutting.

The flowers are from a lilac card I did last year and had leftovers... finally using them. I used my finger to spread some "Crystal Ice" Stickles on the petals, then put a dot of Platinum Pearl into each center (you can see the dots in the side view image). I wanted my White Pearl but can't find it... The leaves are a new way for me to make leaves, assembling a bunch of quilled coils into a leaf shape. A bit more work involved, but I like the results, so will continue making these. I also colored one side of the quill strip to give a shadow like look depending on which direction you look at the card. Add the rhinestone flourishes.

Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) onto some white cardstock using Versafine Imperial Purple. Trimmed it down and added the points. Adhered it to a green gauze ribbon mimicking the points. Added a pink toned pearl brad, then adhered to card.

Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy.

And it fits for these challenges:
Divas by Design  #778   use metal
Cute Card Thursday  #262  Brass in the pocket (ideas like money, pockets, metal) I used copper for the lid of a jar...
Crafty Catz Weekly  #176  Swirls & Pearls
Totally Papercrafts  #160 metal
Two Sisters Challenge  #137 Sparkle & Shine
My Time to Craft Challenge  #215  use an old book/newspaper or magazine (the jar is made from an add)
Pan Pastels UK   #13 anything goes
Quirky Crafts Challenge  #7 Bingo: metal, tin foil, ribbon/string; flower soft, embossing, smocking; dies, charm, tearing
Cupcake Inspiration  #204 inspiration image (Lime, white & lavender)


Rene said...

Thoughts and prayers are with your cousin! This card is sure to delight! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for our new challenge!
Rene :D

Claire said...

Beautiful card, so fresh and pretty. I'm sure it will brighten your cousin's day. I hope the treatment helps her and she feels better soon.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

Deb said...

Fabulous card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

Sarah-Jane said...

So pretty, thank you for sharing it with us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

Debs said...

Beautiful card - elegant design.
Hope all goes well for your cousin.
Thanks for playing along at Divas and TPC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Rene said...

How pretty! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for our new challenge!
Rene :D

carol said...

beautiful card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ and TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS x carol

Whimsey said...

Beautiful card; love those purple flowers!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! ~Michele

Unknown said...

fab card love the colours thanks for sharing it with us at CRAFTY CATZ hugs sassyxxxxx

Beth Akins said...

Sorry to hear about your cousin's wife. Hope her recovery is complete.
Beautiful card and the weaving is exquisite!

Aunty Sue said...

Brilliant card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz with our Pearls & Swirls challenge

Spyder said...

Lovely card, and really good idea on the weaving! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts this challenge!!
((Lyn)) DT

Anonymous said...

Cute card.
Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week.

Anonymous said...

Cute card.
Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love those beautiful leaves. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

VanessaB said...

pretty card! thanks for joining us at cupcake inspirations :)

Caro said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at the moment. That is a gorgeous card which she is sure to appreciate. Thank you so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenges this time.