Hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer weekend. Mine has been the perfect combination of sun and rain. I went to a fabulous outdoor concert on Friday night and the weather was perfect. Yesterday started out nice and sunny but turned very stormy in the afternoon, which just sent me to the craft room. So no complaints there either! Today is supposed to be more of the same. As a gardener, I never complain about rain in the summer.
Today I am playing along with the Global Design Project’s #046 sketch challenge….
This is a pretty wide open sketch for interpretation and I was in need of a special congratulations card, so this is what I came up with….
The card base is Calypso Coral cardstock with a mat of Whisper White stamped with the Hardwood stamp in Sahara Sand ink.
I love this flower spray from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and don’t even mind fussy cutting it out. I colored the flowers using Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin’ Write markers and added tiny rhinestones to the center of each flower. To keep true to the sketch, I added a small butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set, also colored with markers and a little Wink of Stella (which really is not evident in the photo, but it’s there and adds just the right amount of detail).
The sentiment is from the Flower Patch stamp set and is stamped in Old Olive ink. I backed the sentiment with a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon which works well against the woodgrain background. A little snipped flower and a few leaves finish it off.
The inside sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set and is stamped in Old Olive ink.
I am happy to send this card to someone very, very special as she is so deserving of these congratulations and has worked so hard to achieve a professional goal.
Thanks so much for checking in today and I hope that you have a wonderful Sunday.