My darling SIL is in need of a few 'Thinking of You' cards for a dear friend of hers. They need to be quiet, muted and reflective. I think these cards fit the bill nicely.
I was talking to my girlfriends in our stamp club meeting the other night at my friend Joanne's house and I was saying how the art of papercrafting - in my opinion - is very whimsical, frilly, fun, cheerful, light-hearted, and fanciful. So when it comes to creating cards or gifts for a more 'quiet' occasion or for the men in our lives it can be a bit challenging.
My 'go-to's' for anything tend to be bold and boisterous. Including wild colors, lots of patterns, ribbons and embellishments...but those things are definitely not appropriate for situations that require a more pensive and meditative feel.
However, I am very pleased with these and I think she will be as well.
And now for the administrative stuff. Both card measurements are the same - just about 6 1/2" x 4 3/4" and they all say 'Thinking of You' on the inside using the sentiment from the Three For You punch box set.
I based the first card in SU! River Rock followed by mattes in decreasing size in Bravo Burgundy and Very Vanilla. The DP is from Cosmo Cricket - pattern is Love Notes - Darling. I then used a very pretty fern stamp that I bought at the Paper Source years ago - stamped in Chocolate Chip onto a River Rock scrap matted onto True Thyme. I used a scrap of olive ribbon from a spool that I bought at JoAnn's to wrap around the True Thyme. It's popped up on SU! dimensionals.
The second card is based on SU! Kraft with mattes in decreasing size in True Thyme and Very Vanilla. The DP is Basic Grey from the Stella Ruby line - the pattern is called 'Tea With Jane'. I used the 'friend' stamp from the Three For You punch box on True Thyme punched out with the SU! word punch. I used the same olive ribbon as the first card tied around simply in a knot.
Along with these cards comes thoughts of strength and love and white light for my SIL's friend. She's a fabulous and strong woman and she will be ok.