I always need a few Get Well cards in my card collection, but I sometimes struggle to keep them appropriate. You know, cutesy stuff for get well cards just kind of isn't always fitting, especially when the illness is serious. So I came up with an any-illness get well card. Simple and appropriate.
- kraft cardstock
- patterned paper (Bo Bunny double dot)
- white paper
- stamps (for sentiment - Hero Arts)/ink
- sewing machine
Since I don't have a raindrop punch, I made my own stencil.
I googled raindrop silhouette and this is one of the images that came up. I printed it on thick cardstock, cut out the raindrop shape, and instant stencil.
This is the back of the "stencil." (I used the same google-print-cut process for the cloud.)
I cut out a bunch of raindrops (and clouds).
I laid out the pieces and made small pencil marks where I wanted to put them. I used a small amount of adhesive to hold the raindrops in place so that they did not shift while I was sewing them.
Sew down the raindrops. Make sure to backstitch so nothing comes unraveled.
Glue on your clouds.
I made these assembly line style. I figure since I already had a mess made I would go ahead and make a few.
Stamp your senitment and done.
If I hadn't broken a needle, jammed my sewing machine, and had a few other technical difficulties, I would have been able to make these in 30 minutes to an hour. Let's just say it took me a little bit longer than that...
Don't forget to link up your creations to the card month link party!