Friday, 23 September 2016
Thank you so much handmade card featuring Gorgeous Grunge and Thankful Thoughts stamp sets by Stampin' Up! #GDP055
I made this card for a lady in my team at work who did something so lovely for me. One day I went back to my desk after a meeting and on my desk was a Slimming World magazine and a pack of their yummy cereal bars. She knew I was thinking of rejoining as I needed to not only lose weight for all of the normal reasons but also to help with a knee injury I've had since May. Her little nudge was just what I needed and I rejoined the next day. I've lost 1/2 stone so far and my knee is slowly improving with regular exercise and physio therapy. Any weight loss will also help so her helping me start to think about what I eat again was just the kindest gesture someone has made in a long time. Of course I wanted to say thank you and so I made this card for her. Thank you Jane!
I created my background using the classic old favourite stamp set Gorgeous Grunge. I stamped using Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron and Island Indigo. I love how handmade this looks yet its all stamping - the large ink blots are my favourite!
I created a layer of Perfect Plum cardstock and using Stampin' Dimensionals I added it to the front of my card at slight angle.
I then stamped my sentiment on Whisper White cardstock using Elegant Eggplant ink and again set it at a slight angle.
I've chosen the sentiment Thank you so much as I really like the phrase and also the size of this stamp as it can be the main feature of the card. The sentiment is from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set, as you can see you are spolit for choice with so many stamps.
I've also entered this card into the Global Design Project #GDP055 challenge using the theme Random Acts of Kindness. Jane's guesture really was a random act of kindness and the card I have made is basically saying thank you.
In the next few weeks I will start making some Christmas cards. I've had all the stamps and papers for a little while but as the weather was still warm I quite simply have not been thinking at all about Christmas yet. October is only a few days away so its time to get started, plan my swaps for an upcoming Stampin' Up! event and come up with some ideas for making large quantities of Christmas cards for my friends and family.