Thursday, February 23, 2012
Anthony & Burt Get Well Card
On the square, I placed the main image close to the top of the text block. Afterward, I placed the bandage images around the edges of the square for a border. Also, a bandage on each side of the text block.
I colored my images with alcohol markers. I tried to make Burt (the frog) a sickly shade of green. Crafter's Compainion is an excellent source for inexpensive alcohol markers. They're called Spectrum Noir. If you're new to alcohol markers, you should give these a try. Another thing I've found very helpful is the Spectrum Noir Instructional DVD. I learned things from the DVD that I'd never thought of before! Before I forget ... I colored Anthony with glitter pens on the main image and the extra one to pop up.
The card was made from a piece of 5 1/2" x 11" dark blue card stock. It was folded in half with the fold at the top. On top of the card, I adhered a piece of 5 1/8" square medium blue card stock using the Crafter's Companion Extra Strong Permanent Tape. The colored image was centered on and attached to the medium blue card stock. Again, using the Permanent Tape.
The last two "extra touches" I put on this card were using the double-sided adhesive foam to pop up the extra Anthony I'd cut out. Last, I applied 3D Crystal Lacquer on Burt's eyes for a little dimension.
I only used the blue card stock because I thought a blue and white quilt on the bed would look nice. Use any color you want on the quilt and coordinate the background colors to complement.
On the inside of the card, I used the stamp that comes with the set ... "Hope you feel better soon!".