Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Get well soon...

Hey there!

I'll admit, this Corona virus has me nervous. Not just about catching it myself or my loved ones catching it but how it is shutting down so much of our economy right now. My real life every day work relies on people traveling and needing a safe and comfortable place for their dogs to stay while they are away so with everyone staying home we are already feeling the effects of this with cancellation after cancellation. Still I may not have control over much right now but I do have control over how I react to all this. So I choose to stay calm and do my part to stay put as much as possible and you have to admit that stamping and coloring are a pretty great way to pass the time, LOL! I've also noticed that with everything going on I've been reaching for 'get well' stamps and sentiments more than usual, like with my card today. I really wanted to use that Get Well Soon die in a creative way and I needed a small image to pair with it so I flipped through my binder of  Purple Onion stamps until I came across sweet Carmel bunny. She isn't necessarily a get well image but that loving hug of her teddy made it work in my opinion. Rather than my usual entire card front type scene I wanted to contain just a small snippet of one inside that small circle frame. So I looked through my binder again and came across Sugar Plum sleeping in a fantastic arm chair. Now I didn't need Sugar Plum for what I was doing so I used a baby wipe to remove the ink from the sleeping bunny before stamping the image which left me with just the arm chair to color up... voila... instant scene builder! Once it was colored I did a bit of paper piecing using the same washi tape that I had on the base of the card as an accent to create a comfy cozy throw for Carmel to get cozy in. This card doesn't have nearly the amount of coloring that I usually do but I still think it tells a really cute story.  :)

And if you are looking for a bit of a retail pick-me-up during this craziness Purple Onion is currently running a great clearance sale so be sure to check that out!


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler 
stamps- Purple Onion Designs (Sugar Plum and Carmel)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things get well soon circle die
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Simple Stories washi tape
Copic markers:
bunny- W0, W1, N1, N2, V20, R000, R30
teddy- E50, E42, E53, E23, E55
chair- E81, E84, R14, R27, R29, R59, E29
floor/wall- E35, E55, E59, YR30, YR31, E81