Hey there friends! 👉 How often do you create “get well soon” cards?
These are a category of cards I rarely create.
Since we are sadly in a time when there is a lot “getting better” needed, I figured it was about time. And what better stamp set for this than Stampin’ Up!’s Back on Your Feet stamp set.
I combined it with the Forever Flourishing dies (From the Forever Fern Bundle) and the Forever Greenery patterned paper collection (DSP).
When I first saw the little sloth in the Back on Your Feet stamp set I fell in love with him. He is absolutely adorable. I could so easily picture him fast asleep in a tree in the middle of the forest. And the Forever Greenery Suite has the perfect mix of products to create a forest-like effect.
Initially, I had only been planning on creating one card. But, there is nothing I hate more than waste.
So when I die cut a circle out of the Forever Greenery DSP, I couldn’t just leave the negative die cut portion. I knew that if I chucked it back into my scrap bag it would likely never get used.
Turns out, it worked perfectly for re-creating the exact same layout.
The addition of a few die cut leaves (cut apart from a fern die) was perfect for helping the little sloth stand out from the busy patterned paper.
Stampin’ Up! Back On Your Feet Card Ideas | Step-by-Step Instructions
Before I dive into the how-to, let me show you a close up of both cards.
Although both sloths were colored in the same way, I was playing around with different colors. So as you can see, the sloth on the right ended up being slightly darker than the sloth on the left.
Step 1. Center and stick the 3 ⅞” x 4” Whisper White CS panel onto the front of a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” notecard. Repeat for the second card.
Step 2. Center the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies onto a 3 ½” x 3 ½” piece of Forever Greenery DSP and die cut it.
Step 3. Stick the circle onto your card so that the top edge is about ¾” down from the top edge of the notecard, and so that the right edge slightly overhangs the right edge of the card. Trim the overhanging edge. For the second card, align and stick the right edge of the square circle “negative” with the right edge of the notecard aligned with the right edge of the notecard (about ¾” down from the top).
Step 4. Stamp the sloth onto a scrap of Whisper White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color the image with your Stampin’ Blends. I used: Ivory, Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light and Dark Soft Suede and Bronze for the body of the sloth; Light Smoky Slate to add shadow to the bandage; Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider for the Branch; Dark Soft Seafoam, Light and Dark Just Jade for the leaves on the branch.
Step 5. Fussy cut the sloth. Align the branch of the sloth image with the right edge of the circle on the first card, and apply just a little glue under the center back of the “bum” area of the sloth to hold it in place. For the second card, tuck the edge of the branch slightly under the inner right circle edge of the square piece. Glue in the same way.
Step 6. Die-cut the large fern die from the Forever Flourishing out of Granny Apple Green CS. Trim it apart. Sponge the edges with Old Olive Classic ink. Arrange and stick the leaves beneath the sloth.
Step 7. Completely stick the sloth down with liquid glue.
Step 8. Stamp the greeting in Whisper White craft ink onto a scrap piece of Basic Black CS. Heat emboss with white embossing powder.
Step 9. Stick the greeting beneath the sloth with mini stampin’ dimensional.
Step 10. Embellish with the green gems from the Flowers for Every Season gems (I used the Take Your Pick tool to pick them up, and the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to stick them down).
- Whisper White CS: 4 ¼” x 5 ½” notecard, a 3 ⅞” x 4” panel, scrap;
- Granny Apple Green CS: Scrap;
- Forever Greenery DSP: a 3 ½” x 3 ½” piece;
- Basic Black CS: scrap;
- Stamps: Back on Your Feet;
- Ink: Old Olive Classic ink, Whisper White Craft Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black;
- Stampin’ Blends: Light Smoky Slate, Ivory, Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Bronze, Light and Dark Soft Suede, Dark Soft Seafoam, Light and Dark Just Jade;
- Paper: Whisper White Thick CS (card base), Whisper White regular CS (the panel), Old Olive CS (the leaves), Basic Black CS (greeting), Forever Greenery DSP (the positive and negative circle die cuts), Granny Apple Green CS (leaves);
- Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Fine-Tip glue pen, Tombow Mono Multi-Liquid Glue, Take Your Pick tool, Forever Flourishing dies, Stitched Shapes dies, Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine, sponge dauber, white embossing powder, heat tool, embossing powder pouch, mini Stampin’ Dimensionals;
There you have it friends! I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial.
If you have any questions please be sure to leave them in the comments below and then check back for my response.