My card making for September focused on supportive messages for a couple of friends having some health challenges. This seemed like a good time to participate in a card challenge at Just For Fun Stamps. The challenge for September was to take their design sketch and make a card using it as inspiration. Yellow cardstock looked nice with the purple striped paper, and I had some purple washi tape too.
So I got out some supplies, and began by stamping a tall motif on a light lavendar paper. This is actually three different stamps that go together to make one basket full of flowers. I used three different colors of ink, and stamped the flowers several times to create a full bouquet.
I glued the striped piece down in the position suggested by the sketch, and added washi tape to make the horizontal bars.
The basket of flowers was added, and I couldn’t resist adding the little bee too. The sentiment is in the bottom right corner. This card is my entry into the challenge.
I had one more message of support to do, and used my pickup truck again. This is a favorite one because of the sentiment that goes with it. I pulled some blue cardstock, and some of the blue handmade paper that I got from a blogger friend on Etsy. I plan to make some of my own now that the weather has cooled off.
“Thought you could use a little pickup” works on so many cards!
I used up the last of the gold washi tape, and placed the homemade paper across the bottom. Aren’t those dogs in the truck bed cute!
Did you know that I create cards with your message inside? See my Etsy store listing for custom cards. I create a card, then put a printed sentiment on the inside that is your personal message, and it can be sent directly to your recipient. I need a lead time of five days for creating and mail time. Or I can send the card and an envelope to you for presentation.
I have put some stamp sets in my Etsy store too, if you are interested in adding to your collection at a really low price for brand new retired sets. Stampin’ UP! Stamp Sets.
Are you stamping or playing with paper?
One last reminder, the Fat Quarter Shop is raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief with a special pattern called Healing Hearts. Click on Fat Quarter Shop , hover over patterns/books and then click on the banner for Healing Hearts. While you are there, check out the Flash Sale and the Precuts bargains to help you make your quilt.