I don't know what it was about this sketch - but it quite tickled my creative fancy and I made 5 cards using different colors and washi tapes and sentiments!
My friends Elizabeth, Jeannine and I are running a card stamping workshop at our church on Sunday. Everyone gets to make 3 cards for $10.00. We each design one of the cards. Since it's a February workshop - we planned to make Valentines - so I created this one - using patterned paper and two washi tapes. Stamps and arrow die are from Love Struck from Paper Smooches.
But some of the people signed up said they won't need 3 Valentines - so we will each offer birthday alternatives. This happy birthday sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms (retired). I stamped it on a sentiment strip die from MFT.
See how different a design looks by just changing the colors? More masculine above - more feminine below!
Then - a woman at church asked me if I could make her 2 thank you cards that would say Happy Valentine's Day inside. I designed this one for the man she wants to send one to. She wanted it masculine and not lovey dovey. I used 3 washi tapes, a Stitched Mat Rectangle from Lil' Inker Designs and sentiment from Fancy Phrases by Waltzingmouse.
and I designed this one for the woman she wants to send one to - stamp from Paper Smooches Love Struck.
And now I'm sure you are wondering where I found this great sketch that inspired me so much! I found it at Stamplorations Challenge #5
I'm also entering the Heart Felt Gratitude card in the Addicted to CAS Code word Love challenge
I'm entering the Love Struck card in the Paper Smooches Anything Goes challenge
We're in for another snow storm here in Massachusetts today - 6"-10" possible - I'll be shoveling and snow blowing when I get home from work for sure!