Hello everyone, it’s Ellen here taking over the blog today as we show our thanks to those essential workers all around the world!
Many people working in hospitals are facing a hard time. Although they deserve more than ever our support, I started creating these cards for a different cause. I work in a Psychiatric Hospital as a social worker. A lot of our crew is working harder or is facing patients that are more affected. Patients also cannot see their family at this moment to avoid having large groups at our hospital. So I thought to create cards for patients and staff in the hospital I work for.
I wanted to send a message of hope to patients.
For the first card, I have of course step by step the explanation of how I made it.
First I did cut out a heart shape. This shape was inked it with Distress Ink and later I sprinkled water and ink on top.
Of course I did take out some ThermOWeb products. I created a flocked rainbow. For this, I did add the velvety texture to the Deco Foil Foam Adhesive by using the pressure of your die-cutting machine. Later I did cut the rainbow out of each color (Think Pink, Orange Glow, Sunshine Yellow, Green Envy, Blue Diamond, and Purple Punch).
The third step is to add to the blue part of the Deco Foil Transfer sheet Rainbow Shattered Glass on a piece of toner sheet. For this, I used a laminator. Afterward, I did cut the word “Believe” out the foiled toner sheet and the foam adhesive and placed on the heart.
The background was created by cutting out a frame with little wholes and an edge cloud stencil. The wholes helped me to sew around the frame.
As last step, I did add some flocked clouds and foiled hearts on the card.
A rainbow is a symbol of hope and I really think this card will give someone positive vibes.
As always I created a second card that looks alike. This one is one that will thank the staff in the hospital.
I created a card with Gold Shattered Glass and Aqua Deco Foil Transfer Sheet, Sunshine Deco Foil Flock Yellow, and White Latte Flock.
These were two examples, but of course, there are more cards on my to-do list. Hopefully, this will also give you some inspiration to support a local initiative with a homemade card.
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheet – Think Pink
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheet – Orange Glow
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheet – Sunshine Yellow
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheet – Green Envy
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheet – Blue Diamond
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheet – Purple Punch
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheet – White Latte
Deco Foil Transfer Sheet – Rainow Shattered Glass
Deco Foil Transfer Sheet – Gold Shattered Glass
Deco Foil Transfer Sheet – Pink Melon
Deco Foil Transfer Sheet – Aqua
Deco Foil – White Foam Adhesive
Deco Foil – Toner Sheet
iCraft – Memory Tape Runner XL
Gina K. Design – White Foam Tape
Newton’s Nook Design – Cloud Stencil, Altenew – Script Words 2 Die Bundle, Lawn Fawn – Spring Showers Dies, Mama Elephant – Pizazz Pieces Creative Cuts, Whimsy Stamps – Sketched Elephant Dies, Hello Blue Bird – Elephant Friends Stamp Set