There are some friends who are always uplifting to your spirit, even if they are going through terrible times. I don’t mean they are Pollyanna’s; they are realistic and genuine, but they have a natural light that they spread by just being. That is my friend, Sarah. She’s been having a crazy year: let go from a job of over 15 years, selling her home, moving into a 200 year old home that has been “in the works” for almost 2 years and is barely livable, her breaking her arm and shoulder, her husband becoming terribly ill, a daughter who got married out of the blue. Yes, some of these things are blessings or blessings in disguise but many of these things are just plain bad. I wanted to just send her a quick note to let her know what she means to me and that I am thinking of her.
I used the My Favorite Things Snuggle Bunnies stamp set (which is one of my favorites and seems perfectly suited to craft thinking-of-you cards) to make this CAS (clean and simple) card. I stamped one of the bunnies and teddies off center and softly colored them with the following Copic markers:
Bunny: W0, W1 and R30
Bunny’s T: YR61, E95, Y11 and Y15
Teddy: E51, E21, E31 and R30
Shadow to ground them: C1
Then I die cut the card front panel with the largest of the My Favorite Things STAX Cross-Stitched Die-Namics Rectangle Die Set. That subtle texture around the panel I think adds a nice warm/cozy feel.
Lastly I took a scrap of black card stock and used VersaMark ink to stamp out the sentiment: Today I caught myself smiling. Then I realized I was thinking of you.” I first prepped the card stock with an EK Success anti-static Powder Tool and then used Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder over the stamping. A blast (front and back) with my heat tool, and I ended up with a nice, crisp sentiment to cut out and pop up on foam adhesive. A yellow mat and then adhering to a yellow-orange card base, and voila!
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Masculine Card
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Stamptember Challenge
Addicted to CAS Favorite Stamp Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Close to Nature Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Make Your Own Background Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
CAS-ual Fridays Sketch Challenge