I like making cards, but I really need to remember to send them more often. I think that’s going to have to be one of my new goals. The problem is, I generally like to make cards tailored to the recipient, but by the time I remember I need to send a card, it’s too late to make one and get it in the mail. Challenges help me get over that a little bit. This week’s Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge helped me make an “anytime” card for one of my crafty friends. (Maybe it’s YOU!)
Here is the inspiration photo for this week’s challenge.
Here’s my take:
I used the idea of the barely there grid and clear embossed the Hip to be Square background stamp first. Then I stamped over it with a leaf from Leafy Greens and wiped it off after so that the embossed pattern would stand out more. Then I stamped the easel from I Heart Art. I’m not a huge fan of how the pattern came through on the legs, but I think it’s okay. Then I stamped the easel again and cut out the “canvas” part to stamp the sentiment on, which is also from I Heart Art. The canvas part is popped up at the top. A little bit of twine and some of my new favorite embellishments, enamel dots, and I was all done!