Saturday, May 15, 2010

Get Well Card

I have a friend who has had to have surgery on both feet. Once last year and the other foot a few weeks ago. We were joking about it the other day and she said something about having Hoof and Mouth Disease. Well, after that, I just HAD to make her a card with a cow on it! I saw a card on Julia Bettencourt's blog that used the Round Tab punch for the base of a cow so used that as my inspiration.

I changed a few things but not much. The cased cows had smaller ears but I thought the wings from the XL Two-Step Bird punch would make dandy ears. I punched them in black and then punched the branch in Pretty in Pink and trimed the leaves to be the insides of their ears. The Small Oval punch makes their noses and I used the Crop-A-Dile for their nose and eyes. The one I cased had them reversed, the small punches for the eyes and large for the nose but I like it better this way.

I scored the Old Olive paper every 1/2" to make it look like a barn and cut strips of Whisper White at 1/2" wide for the "door frame". Stampin' Up doesn't carry the best sentiment for this card so I just typed one up, "Hope you are "hoofing" around better soon!" I think she will get a real kick out of it, I know I enjoyed making it for her! Hummm, I reckon I need to break out my White Signo and add a little sparkle to their eyes.


Edited to add: Several people have asked how I made the horns on the bull. I used the Round Label Punch and inserted the paper into the edge of the punch. I moved it in about 1/4" and punched again and trimmed the excess off then sponged Creamy Caramel on them. Easy but a little tricky!



11 comments:

Angela said...

This is one of the cutest cards EVER! Thanks for sharing!

Jayne said...

Very cute and clever card!

Mike and Wendy said...

Cute! Consider it a card for M, too. She has croup. That has to be one of the worst childhood illnesses! Nothing scarier than your child not being able to breathe! So far we haven't had to take her to the hospital, but we've been very close a couple of times.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Very creative! I bet she will love the card! I know I do!

Chanda Stehlik said...

This is sooo cute! I love it! How did you make the horns? I may have to case this card! Adorable! TYFS!

Chanda Stehlik
www.BellevueStampingClub.com

Pat said...

This is so cute!!! I might case it too. And thanks for sharing the how tos.

stamperbeth said...

Absolutely adorable! I love them. Thanks for sharing about the horns.

Olivia Campos-Mulligan said...

This is just MOOvalous!!! You are so creative with a touch of whimsey! Nice combo.

Olivia

inkedx2 said...

Elaine ~ I share my ATC inspired by your card on Late Night Stampers today. Hope you saw it!

Robbie

Mary said...

Way to cute..will have to try my hand at this one! I think I saw something similar on Julie Bettencourt's blog, but not sure??

Mary
www.maryscraftroom.blogspot.com

elaine said...

Thanks Mary! I didn't actually see it on Julia's blog but that must be where the one I cased got it from so I'm giving Julia credit.