I have been wanting to create a card that speaks to the fear and suffering in Ukraine. I can't imagine there is much hope - but yet there has to be given the fact that the people are fighting back and standing firm. With their national flower being the tall and very solid sunflower - I used it with a sentiment of hope. It feels so simplistic and even naïve on my part that this sentiment has meaning but I think all people often have to find hope in small things. A flower can make a difference.
I found a bold sunflower by Simon Says Stamp. I back it with a postage frame as I am "sending" hope. The paper is old paper by Stampin' Up - their Pacific Point seemed like a good match for the Ukrainian blue. The sentiment is from one of the many Verve stamp sets that will stay in my stash forever even though they are closed.
I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.
Stamps: Verve Stamps Hope Blooms
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Radiant Sunflower, Avery Elle Postage Stamp die
Paper: Stampin' Up Brights 6x6 dsp (an older version), Stampin' Up cardstock in Granny Apple Green and Early Espresso, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue
Other: Sunny Studio Blue Sapphire Jewels
I love everything about this card, Kim! Especially the sentiment!ReplyDelete
Beautiful flower - lovely card! It is hard to believe this is happening in today's world.....ReplyDelete
Every element is delightful, Kim! This is a wonderful card!ReplyDelete
This is such a gorgeous card Kim! I love that sunflower and the colours supporting Ukraine! Also love that sentiment! We sure need hope!ReplyDelete
Kim, your card is incredibly beautiful.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful card and would lift anyone's spirits!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful card to support Ukraine's fight to keep their country! I can't imagine the horror of living in a country under attack.ReplyDelete
This sunflower and sentiment of hope work beautifully together, given the heart-breaking situation in Ukraine. Sucha gorgeous and heartfelt card.ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous, Kim! Love these perfect background papers.ReplyDelete