I'm back to introduce a fellow card maker whose skills go beyond cards, let me tell you! If you are an Instagram-er do yourself a favor and follow @lisacardmaker - just wait until you see her skills with a crochet hook!
I'm Playing Cards with my friend Lisa of Happy Hello Studio who I met over a LIVE video chat at Therese Calvird's YouTube channel - nothing more fun than meeting new people who share your hobby. When you find out they only live a few states away, it's even better! One day we'll start road-tripping again, I just know it!
So! I had a browse through all the National Holidays in March and wanted to celebrate something besides corned beef and cabbage!
I stumbled upon a celebration in honor of Madame Marie Curie - guess what they use to symbolize her? DAFFODILS! It was a done deal! Find out all about the Great Daffodil Appeal Day here.
All that to say here is our very easy and fun assignment:
Make a 'feel better' card with a daffodil -
any daffodil will do, any number, any style you'd like!
OH, wouldn't it be nice to send it to someone who needs a pick-me-up?
Didn't I have the luck of the Irish having just received a new [to me] one from Altenew? You may have seen it last week but this time I'm treating the line art to layered stamping! I was inspired [as I am always] by the illustrations Altenew provides in their packaging. Here are the unusual colors they suggested:
pssst if your layering isn't quite perfect you'd be amazed what a little colored pencil can do!
My card measures 4x7 inches - weird size but it fits in a No. 10 envelope!
A flower with so many names: Daffodil, Narcissus, even Jonquil - can be beautiful in any color, too! I found the most wonderful Salmon cardstock from The Stamp Market was a perfect match and was even prettier embossed with this Spellbinder folder. You'll see just a whisper of green on my sentiment label - sometimes creating custom cardstock can lead to something a little unexpected!
Lisa, you are such a doll to accept my invitation to Play Cards! I've blathered on long enough - it's time to dash over to your blog and invite all my friends to join me! See you soon - and thanks, friends for stopping by today!