Now that I have a truly organized and wonderful stamping space, I made some cards for friends. There seems to be a constant need lately for support and cheering up. I got out this pretty lavendar rose paper, and it was easy to pick coordinating colors from the paper shelf, now that the colors are sorted.
Gluing the paper to the front of the cards, I added a dark purple ribbon tucking the ends behind the rose paper.
I stamped “Thinking of You” on cream stock, mounted it on green stock, then set it at a slight angle.
Inside, I did the basket of flowers in three colors of ink, and added the sentiment.
Of course, my stamp goes on the back. Better than Hallmark, right?
I made one plus a spare to have one in reserve for later. A lavendar rose was stamped on the envelope.
I had enough of the lavendar paper left to do one more card, so I tried it out with a darker cardstock. Over the top a green strip of embossed paper was added.
Adding a gold cardstock scalloped circle, and then a pink one with a stamped butterfly, the front of the card was done. I could add a sentiment in the lower right, but this time I think I’ll leave it alone.
Then I got more creative with the inside. I needed something light to show up the sentiment, so I chose the coordinating lattice paper and cut a piece to fit inside. I added a rose in lavendar ink, then the sentiment in dark purple ink. I really like the way it turned out! This may be an inspiration for the next card front.
I was on a roll, so I kept stamping. It was just too much fun to stop yet. This neat printed vellum was in the same paper pack as the lavendar rose stock. I had a stamp to use that looked nice with it, and I colored it with my chalks and blender pens.
Picking up the gold color from the vellum, I embossed a strip for texture, and mounted the stamped image on two layers of frame.
I only use my little rabbit tail stamp in the springtime, and usually I’ll just write my name under it. This time, I masked off the leaf on my personal stamp, and added my name below with ink. It is crooked, but maybe that just adds to the charm of a handmade card. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I use this sentiment a lot this time of year, this time adding a daffodil bouquet inside.
A fun day of stamping! I am getting started on my Easter cards too, and will show you those next month.
What are you having fun with today?