I made this card for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge. According to the rules, you can't use any picture stamps. The only stamps allowed are sentiments or background stamps.
Since I called in this morning taking the day off for a *mental health day*, I was fortunate enough to have the time to play along!
A friend of mine is going through some tough times right now. And sadly, I don't get to spend as much time with her as I used to, so I thought this sentiment would be perfect. The card is going in today's mail!
The sentiment is Penny Black's True Friends . I love that sentiment, and could actually use it for all my friends that I don't see often.
I stamped it on Urban Prairie paper using turquoise pigment ink, then embossed using JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. I used my petite oval Nestabilities to cut and emboss.
The designer paper is also from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper pad.
I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch and cut the butterfly twice. Once in the turquoise color as a base, and the second time from Sunflower Prismatics medium. The bling on the butterfly is from Kaiser Craft .
Honestly, I have to admit that I wanted to add ribbon or something else. But ultimately I decided that the paper was pretty enough to stand on its own, so I quit while I was ahead!
Thanks for the challenge, Sharon. It was so much fun to be able to play along!
And thanks to each of you for stopping by!
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