I needed to make a card for a friend who, sadly, has been taken into hospital. I seemed to have a distinct lack of inspiration so was very thankful to the design team over at Simply Stampin! who, this week, have set a Sketch (above) as the challenge and helped me come up with this card.
I started by sponging a piece of Whisper White, using a post-it as a mask, with Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery and then over-stamped with trees from 'Lovely as a Tree' coloured with Early Espresso and Old Olive markers and then matted this onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock. The other panel is a rectangle of Chocolate Chip DSP from the Neutrals stack matted onto Chocolate Chip cardstock. These were positioned onto a 5" x7" card blank and the embossed circles added on top. My friend is a very keen golfer so I am hoping the circles somewhat resemble golf balls! The sentiment, from Sincere Salutations, was stamped onto Whisper White, cut out and the corners rounded before adding a piece of Linen Thread and fixing in place.
I hope you all had a good New Years Eve and are ready to start a brand new year. I'm sorry to say that the festivities are over in my house for another year as, this morning, I have been busy taking down the few decorations which adorned my humble abode. Yes I know you are supposed to leave them up until twelth night (whenever that might be!) but I am back to work on Tuesday and really need to get sorted and cleaned up before then - well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!