I want to send a card to a friend. She is having awful heart wrenching problems with elderly parents and has been having a really terrible time. I was searching through my sentiment stamps as to what to put on the card. I didn’t want to sympathise with her as it sounded too much like someone had died, thinking of you was close but again was not quite right then I came across the perfect stamp – hugs. If I wasn’t so far away it’s exactly what I would do – throw my arms around her and give her a big hug. There is nothing practical I can do to help her, life is dealing her a tough hand at the moment, but I’m hoping that a hug will brighten her day even if it is sent through the post.
I am really into cutting out my leaf stamps at the moment – it just seems to add that extra layer of dimension. The challenge over at Create is to make cards with leaves, so I stamped one of my favourite images in a lovely rich autumn spicy orange colour, snip, snipped away and then paired it with some October Afternoon papers.
I chose to use the layout of this fabulous card by Mariana Grigsby as part of the latest Case Study Challenge. Everything just fell in to place as I shuffled my leaves and papers around.
Stamps – PTI turning a new leaf, WMS teeny trees
Ink – American Crafts apricot, SU! chocolate chip
Card – PTI dark chocolate, rustic cream
Paper – October Afternoon fly a kite
Ribbon – PTI simply chartreuse
Button – PTI aqua mist
I can’t think of anything better than a “virtual” hug from where you’re at. Super job with this card, I’m sure that it will bring her comfort to know that you’re thinking of her. Wonderful creation from the inspiration piece, love all those great colors you added. Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study!
Gorgeous card! Love the neat, clean and simple style :)
Stunning card–the perfect card to brighten your friend’s day. The colors are warm and happy and I love how each color stands on it’s own. Beautiful! Congrats on your Top 3 pick! :-)
What a sweet card! x
Gorgeous! I love the way you cut out the leaves. So detailed. Fabulous work!
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absolutely love this card! Actually, I love all of your cards! There are a lot of cardmakers out there, but I am really impressed with your consistent perfection with yours! :) I am a new follower! :)
Have a great weekend!
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