I got a new set of stamps recently that I am crazy about. They are a set of sentiments from Paper Smooches. I used one here on this card for their August Sparks Challenge.
I was inspired by the wood pattern and rustic looking blue paint in the sparks picture and used an awesome teal colored wood grained patterned paper for the background of my card. I also found inspiration in the current challege over at Lily Pad cards to use fabric or felt. I tried a new-to-me technique of stamping my sentiment on linen and fraying each of the four edges. I then glued it to a scrap of burlap that I frayed the edges of and attached it to some patterned paper and then added an edge punch and attached it my my card. I felt it still needed something and a Jillibean Soup stick pin was just the thing. I am sending this card to cheer up a friend who has been struggling with some health issues recently.
The next card I made is this one:
I used this card sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches
I entered it in their challenge you can see HERE. I am sending this to one of my online friends along with a little gift I saw recently and thought she would like. Don't you just love those purple flowers?
Speaking of pretty flowers....look what I bought myself today....
Aren't they purty? They make me smile....I hope you have something to smile about tonight.