Phew! I’ve finally made my Freshly Made Sketches challenge card and am sharing it on the last day of the challenge – just under the wire. It’s been a crazy week – the Fungeon has been a dusty disaster area (I had a new furnace and A/C installed last week with all new duct work), and I traveled to Tucson, Arizona this past weekend for an InkBig Academy training (business training for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators). Lots of time for talking about crafting, but not a lot of time for crafting.
Cindy Hall is hosting this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, and I couldn’t love this sketch more than I do – it’s so clean and so simple. Here’s my card:
- Why Yellow on a Sympathy Card? Daffodil Delight is a bright, cheery color, so why did I choose it for this sympathy card? Yellow is commonly associated with wealth, sunshine, happiness and optimism. Ancient Egyptians associated yellow with gold, which was considered to be imperishable, eternal and indestructible. What better way to uplift a sorrowful loved one than with optimism and comfort that our lives are eternal?
- Simple Snipping. This hostess stamp set is perfect for a quick-and-easy snip. I stamped the flower and bud on the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper and stamped it again on Daffodil Delight. I snipped the Daffodil Delight flowers and glued them down over the other image (after a little fluffing of the flower). A great effect for a simple image.
- Let it be. My card follows this sketch to a “t”. There are times when it’s best to keep things simple and let the design speak for itself. I thought about adding ribbon or a button or pearls, but I loved the card as-is. I stopped myself from adding any extras – no points for creativity in making this sketch work, but this sketch didn’t need anything else. Thanks, Cindy!
Stamp sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess), Petite Pairs Papers: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder Inks: Jet Black StazOn Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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