Over the past year, I have really improved as a cardmaker, maybe not so much with my artistry but certainly in posting the card! Yes, for many years I would make cards and not send them! Even birthday cards that I would write in did not get posted and I am far too embarrassed to detail my Christmas card fails. This card I made for my friend Donna who has been under the weather and I wanted to send her a hug in a card! I made this card a few weeks ago, posted it the next day, Donna received it and now is feeling much better. Sara Douglass who is the CEO of Stampin’ Up! started a hashtag #makeacardsendacard for when good cardmakers complete the process and mail our creation.
The sketch I used for Donna’s card was this weeks INKspired blog hop layout that I designed for the team. Normally I have had a few sneak peeks at what the team have created but not this week! I am so excited to see what they create. Be sure to follow the hop at the end of this post if you are not already hopping around.
Disclaimer, this card really does look more impressive in-person, or should I say in real life! The main panel is silver foil that I used the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies to emboss the floral motif.
I go through stages went I do lots of embossing and then I can not emboss for months. I am currently in white embossing of greetings mode, as seen just last week here and here on other cards showcasing this same Needlepoint suite or here on the cutest Mother Goose card.
Inside the card. I have stamped the flourish image in Highland Heather and added 2 strips of paper that were used on the front of the card.
Next up is Kozue