A cheery get well card may be just what the doctor ordered to get an ill friend feeling in the pink again. It’s time to play at Festive Friday – Home of the Inspo List!
For this week’s challenge, we are inspired by International Nurse’s Day. Remember – at Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I used get well, red, blue, embossing and stitching on my card this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!
Colors of the Day
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There’s just something about tulips that make them a cheery flower. Maybe it’s their bright colors, or maybe it’s something about their delightful shape. No matter what the reason, I think they are perfect for get well cards. This trio has been stamped in Real Red and Pacific Point, which happen to be colors in the flag of the Netherlands. I did take a little poetic license with my Pacific Point blue tulip, because according to the Amsterdam Tulip Museum, no true blue tulip has ever existed. Any “blue tulips” which have been developed are shades of violet or lilac. I used the speckles stamp from the Poppy Parade set to add some speckles. The clear jewels are Clear Elegant Faceted Gems. They almost look like drops of dew.
If you are a tulip lover, and live in the Midwest, you may want to check out the Pella (Iowa) Tulip Festival, a celebration of this picturesque city’s Dutch heritage. It will be held May 6th – 8th this year. Although they will not be holding the parades due to COVID restrictions, the tulips will be as stunning as ever. According to the Pella Parks Department, just over 128,000 tulip bulbs, in over 80 different varieties, were planted in parks and along the streets for this year’s blooming. Can you imagine the explosion of color? And of course, there is always the food. For me, no trip to Pella is complete without a trip to Jaarsma’s Bakery, which specializes in Dutch pastries. I highly recommend their Dutch Letters. YUM!
To download a free step-by-step tutorial for today’s Cheery Get Well Card, which includes all the paper measurements and all of the current products used, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial.
For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Challenge Design team.
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