I decided to play with two challenges this week, Freshly Made Sketches using the simple sketch above and Dynamic Duos who challenged with a Monochromatic colour duo this week. Neutrals such as black, white, vanilla and kraft are also allowed, but I found the two nominated colours a very challenging combination.
I've been needing Get Well cards lately, so decided that I would make another one for this challenge using Stampin' Up stamp set Just Believe, a lovely set of nine stamps featured on Page 77 of the current catalogue. I stamped the main stamp onto the lovely Shimmery White card (I love the subtle sheen it has) first with River Rock and then with Always Artichoke, intending for it to look like a shadow. Using the framelits label die I cut the image on my Big Shot, before cutting the size bigger in Always Artichoke card. It seemed to need some texture so I ran it through in the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder. I used Textured Impressions Stripes with ink on one side run through the Big Shot, once in each direction, to make the River Rock Gingham card at the bottom of the card. The greeting was also from the Just Believe stamp set on Shimmery White and punched with the Modern Label Punch and layered onto a strip of Always Artichoke with notches cut each end to make it look like a banner. Finally, I popped some pearls in a few strategic spots and ended up with this.......
and inside I stamped a smaller version of the flowers from Just Believe and a greeting from Thoughts & Prayers (page 112) which says "Wishing you a quick and complete recovery. Get Well Soon".
And a little card with 'Just Believe' flower and Thank You
This is a card which I put in with my orders in February, using the Shimmery White card, small flowers & Thank you from Just Believe and the Sale-A-Bration frame and butterfly (no longer available, sadly).
I hope you get some stamping time this week, join me in one (or both) of the challenges,