Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Thank You Card for a Nurse
I needed to make another thank you for card for a nurse again, but felt the need for a change from the ones I've quilled in the past (1 and 2). So instead I used my much neglected die cutter to cut one that I could shape and sculpt instead.
Starting off with her initial, I shaded the edges with an ink pad and adhered foam dots on the back, just to give it a bit more dimension. Everything was cut from metallic paper, so you'll notice a hint of sheen catching highlights. Adding the sculpted die punched flowers at the top left was easy, and just gives a bit of character to the initial.
It's the stethoscope that I enjoyed making most. I envisioned a doctor hanging their stethoscope around their neck or on some equipment, signifying they were done for the day. So that's what I did on the corner of the letter. Letting the tube wrap around itself was pure fun. It's hard to see here, but the circle holding up the heart is raised a bit because I added some hole punched circles under it.
Dotting glue in targeted locations is the key to making it seem like it's just swaying. It's the overlap of the tube that I placed the most amount of glue to really secure it. A tiny dab in the remaining touching areas was enough to secure the loose ends, yet let it still be airy.
Yes, it's subtle, and does one really notice? But it's these little things that I enjoy making most because it gives a lively sense without using a sledgehammer.