Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Hello... Love You (TSOT 645)


Thank you for visiting my blog. Today's card was inspired by a sketch from Try a Sketch on Tuesday Challenge #645. Sometimes my interpretation doesn't follow the sketch precisely but for me, the sketch is for inspiration, and not necessarily to be copied exactly, unless that is what the cardmaker is inspired to do.

Challenge #645 is a semimonthly event that began on the third Tuesday, April 16, 2024, and runs through Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Just about every card I make these days is with existing items from my stash. I have so many beautiful patterned papers that I have resisted purchasing more until I reduce my current inventory. I thought this paper was sweet when I saw the tiny pink birds and the coordinating floral paper. After die-cutting and adhering the double-stacked branch along with the sentiment and its shadow I used scraps of pink cardstock and adhered it to a white card base. A few silver pearls completed the card front. The inside was decorated with the die-cut words "love you" and a leafy pink branch.

Last week I received word that my 98-year-old Aunt Mildred had broken her femur (thigh) in a fall so this card with a long overdue letter enclosed, is already on its way to her in Virginia. I will be sending her cards regularly while she is in rehab for this fractured leg.

Please visit the TSOT Challenge Blog 645 and thank you for stopping by!

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White & Pink Pirouette
Paper: Spellbinders "Love Grows Here"
Dies: Altenew "Decorative Swirls" (Leaf) & "Sweet Expressions" (sentiment)
Misc.: 3M foam tape & Honey Bee pearl stickers

1 comment:

  1. Your visual and inspiration on this sketch definitely did take you out of the box on this one. You take a lot more risks on sketches than I do and successful with such a very pretty card.