As a reward for FINALLY tackling the accumulated ironing yesterday morning (4.5 hours spent ironing by the way as I decided to take a couple of days off from work this week), I let myself have a couple of hours in the craft room as a reward (new incentive for me to do the house-hold chores - I can only play if I first do something on my household chore list).
As I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend who just lost her Dad, I pulled out the March Week 1 Viva La Verve Sketch for some inspiration.
I actually liked the combo of the sketch and papers I chose (CTMH Veranda) so much that I made two cards - the sympathy card for our friend and an anniversary card for my Aunt and Uncle.
I thought of paper-piecing the flowers with a contrasting colour (maybe with the Juniper or Creme Brulee coloured papers from the paper-pack but I thought the softer coloured paper from the sentiment panel was actually a better fit on the cards. One thing I do like about using patterned paper with large patterns, you can use the same sheet of paper for multiple cards but they will actually look a little different. The panels on the two cards above were cut from the same 4x12 section of the paper but have a different part of the pattern.
- finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
- patterned paper: CTMH Veranda
- cardstock: Colorbök
- stamps: Verve Kind Words (thinking of you), Verve Love Story (anniversary wishes and doves), Verve Great Friend (paper pieced flower layers)
- Spellbinders: Labels Seven (thinking of you), Labels Seventeen (anniversary wishes)
- brads from my stash
hmmmmm.....what can I say, I am trying to be a better house-keeper and if this system works for me, then that's a good thing.
have a great day! Off to drop these in the post.....