When my boyfriend’s little cousin broke her arm, it was a perfect time for me to make my first get well card. I had already spotted the perfect stamp image, which is a Lili of the Valley design, called Little Nurse. The challenge here was that we ordered the stamp sent to my boyfriend and I had to make the rest of the card before getting the stamp image. It was a fun challenge, actually.
As she is a very girly girl, the main colour had to be pink. The colour I decided to use with it was red. A somewhat brave colour choice, perhaps, but it turned out better than I feared it might when I started.
Occasionally struggling due to the lack of stamp image, I eventually ended up making two flowers with the same colours as the card, and a pink bow. As it was the first time I tried to create a bow, I struggled somewhat getting it to look as I wanted. The end result was thankfully not dreadful. Once I got a hold of the stamp image I coloured it with somewhat matching colours (I only brought a handful of pens) and clued the remaining bits together.
The middle part was of course easier as I didn’t have any missing elements for it. The patterned paper I used had a slight shimmer to it, so it did the job mostly on its own. I decided a red border would make a nice frame. The pink distress ink I’ve got was a really good match, also.
I had fun making this and like the end result; and more importantly, so did the little girl!