Thursday, August 2, 2012

Masculine "get well" card

It's the dreaded fellow card (well it's a card genre that's a little dread-filled
for me, at least). But I thought this Doctor's Office stamp from Purple Onion
hit the right note between masculine and cute:

Purple Onion Designs get well card

The building stamp has a bit of architecture, but it also has that happy doodle style. I built a frame up around it (popped up on foam tape). But then the chevron paper was so intense it was actually making Charles dizzy when I asked for a man's opinion. And who needs a get well card that makes a fella feel ill, right? So... I added white acrylic paint to tame those zig zags.


The Doctor's Office stamp is an image drawn by
Stephanie Ackerman for Purple Onion Designs.

It's in the Hometown stamp Collection here.
And it comes with some ultra cute sentiments:


You might remember my gimp tutorial on how to make
your own custom coloured papers with overlays?

9 select the colour picker tool to use it - click on the icon that looks like an eye dropper

Well, this chevron paper is a freebie from that blog post...


To save this file:

In Firefox/Chrome: right click on the image & choose "save link as"
In Explorer: right click on the image & choose "save target as"

colour sampler papers
(or you can see the whole Soft Paper set here on Flickr)

Thanks for popping by; hope
you're feeling wonderful!

P.S. On a personal note, again... ;-) I'm really focusing on eating healthy, getting out more, and taking care of my emotional health (as per your lovely lovely words of wisdom!) Thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts & feelings with me. It means the world. OX

P.P.S. Here's another card with a stamp
from the Hometown collection:
purple onion designs hometown Bakery card


Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the little touches of pink/plum color and glad that you are taking time to get healthy and feel better!

Lalo said...

So cool...Another fabulous card!!! Glad your taking care of yourself. It's what's most important :)

Dotty Jo said...

This is fab mel - what a great way to showcase that stamp! Please take good care of yourself, just go with what your body wants to do and remember how special you are, Jo x

Marianne said...

Great card, Mel, and just perfect for a man. Love the frame and the dimension. Take care!

Holly M said...

Perfect, just perfect! Glad you're feeling better, too.

DianeL said...

LOVE this creation Mel. I think I have saved most everything you have ever put together for us. Do so appreciate your generosity

Bonnie said...

Glad you are feeling well enough to post regularly again,that is a good sign!

paperpapier said...

love this card in a soft monotone..awesome! So happy that you are progressing well with your health plan.
Heaney xx

scrapcat said...

wahouuuuuuuuuu superbe !! j'adore !! bisous !!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

That card is adorable! Plus, I'm an architect, so you can imagine how MUCH i LOVE these stamps; I want ALL of them!

g said...

these are such adorable images & i just love your sweet cards! so glad to hear you're taking care of yourself! {{GIANT HUGS}}

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great card! I have really been enjoying all of your awesome paper freebies. So glad that you are back and feeling better. Hugs to you!

Karine (kar25) said...

thanksfor sharing these cute papers, so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, LOVE the paper and your CARD!!!! Soooooo much talent can be seen in your work! Take care -- enjoy your day. Sending kind thoughts your way, Enjay xo

Dawn said...

yup, guy cards are the hardest... this turned out so cute

think of you often, sweetie! sending big hugs.

now it's off to the fair!


alexandra s.m. said...

I simply LOVE your card and your beautiful papers Mel!
Thank you so much for sharing!

Sending you HUgs~

Crafting Queen said...

Great card and I love the tutorial below. Take care.

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

I really like your card! and thanks for the paper!