Feeling blue

“You should make a get-well card for yourself. You’ve been sick all week.”

My husband suggested this to me Friday after dinner. It’s true — I have been sick all week. It’s been a week filled with soup, including the tasty shrimp pho I had Friday; annoying, harsh coughing fits; nights of interrupted sleep; and a sharp decline in motivation and creativity.

Friday was the first day this week that I started to feel normal, though you couldn’t tell by my raspy voice. I challenged myself to make a card in the eleventh hour for this blog. I’ll call it “being realistic,” because sometimes life presents a situation for which you must craft quickly.

Stay healthy, my friends.

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Here’s how to make it:

Make a card from a 5-by-10-inch piece of textured blue cardstock. Cut a 4-by-5-inch piece of aqua cardstock and adhere it, centered, to the card’s front.

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Cut a 3-by-5-inch piece of light-aqua textured cardstock. Cut a 2 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch section of cloud-patterned vellum (I used “Breakaway” from the En Route collection by SEI, with the bottom edge cut along a sloped line in the pattern) and adhere it, centered, to the light-aqua piece (I applied Therm O Web vellum adhesive to the top corners, then later determined the bottom corners needed adhesive as well).

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Write “under the weather?” in black ink (I used Sakura Pigma Micron 01, .25 mm) on the light-aqua cardstock, along the vellum’s bottom edge. Affix clear, light-aqua and blue raindrop-shaped rhinestones in different sizes (mine are from Little Yellow Bicycle) and transparent aqua raindrop-shaped stickers in different sizes (such as teardrops in bluebell from the Rain Dots collection by Cloud 9 Design for Colorbok) in random fashion over the vellum.

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Adhere the light-aqua cardstock, centered, to the aqua cardstock.

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