I had something entirely different in mind when I came up with this sketch, but when I sat down to make this card, I had a different need. A friend, who is now far away so I can't show up at her door with a coffee and a hug, is struggling and she's on my mind.
This card went through some evolutions. My original plan was to use a big leaf for the side panels, but when I decided to use these very detailed butterflies, my clean-and-simple brain needed to have something subtle behind them. I tried a number of options, but I ended up simply embossing some little flowers and leaves - problem solved!
As is usual with me, I struggled more with the sentiment than anything else. Too small, too big, underneath, to the side - and most importantly the meaning. I ended up paging through my stash of Verve stamps which will never EVER leave my stash because there is always something just right in there. (Sadly, they have closed their shop.) The sentiment I picked is simple - but I think it's just the right size, style and meaning.
It looks like not only did I use a stamp that's unavailable, but the butterflies might be too. Cheery Lynn appears to have become Maker's Movement - but I don't see these butterflies. (I can find the Cheery Lynn brand on some websites like Frantic Stamper but not these exact dies. Note that they are the MINI set so there are some on Frantic Stamper of a bigger size.)
I hope to see you playing along this week. It's always exciting to see the incredible variety of cards that come out of a single sketch!!
Stamps: Verve With Love, Taylored Expressions Notable Blooms Background
Dies: Cheery Lynn MINI Exotic and Angel Wings
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Candy Corn, Pineapple, Confetti Cake
Ink: Stampin Up Smoky Slate, Versamark
Other: Wow Bright White Embossing Powder