Sunday, April 5, 2015

Nothing Better

The March challenge for Operation Write Home, sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs, was to feature a sentiment. While that challenge is over, it inspired me to create this card.

I chose OWH's Sketch #165:

For the greeting, I cut a piece of parchment patterned paper from my scrap stash to 1.5x5.5". Next I created a blank "canvas" in Photoshop with those dimensions. I chose one of the greetings from Doodle Pantry's "With Heart" digital stamp set, and sized and placed it on my Photoshop canvas. Once I had it like I wanted, I printed it directly onto my patterned paper piece.

I used one of the patterns from Recollections' "Paddywack" 6x6" paper pad for my background. I also punched 2 dark green cardstock strips with Fiskars' "Scallop Sentiment" border punch. I glued those behind my greeting strip, and then adhered the strip in the center of my background paper. I felt the dark green gave a nice contrast to the other, pale colors.

For the vertical strip, I used a piece of 5/8" wide yellow grosgrain ribbon from Michael's. I decided where to place it, and then punched two holes for the bow. I made my "faux" bow following the instructions in this YouTube video, using ribbon also from Michael's, and tying it around the grosgrain. Finally, I ran some ATG adhesive behind the grosgrain ribbon, and also adhered the ends of it to the back of the patterned paper panel. All that was left then was to adhere the card front to an A2-size card base.

I'm entering my card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Pastels" challenge.


  1. Love your beautiful card! Great sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)


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