Just a note greeting card

So, if you’ve ever visited my blog, you may have noticed that I really enjoy using card sketches as my creative starting point. (If you are new here, you’ve been warned! haha) Last week, I played along with one of my favorite long-time sites Freshly Made Sketches. They were celebrating an anniversary and randomly awarded a few prizes from contributors; I was THRILLED to be one of those random winners! Whoop! Playing along this week, I celebrated by using a sentiment from Ink Blot Shop where I’ll get to shop with my prize 🙂

sentiment: Tough Times Sentiments (Ink Blot Shop)

The sentiment is one of over 24 in the set, all with this easy-to-read cursive script and all useable throughout the year. (I love that!) The images are from an old stamp set (Spring Trees) by Cornish Heritage Farms. I stamped and colored the images then fussy cut the squirrel, tree stump and mushrooms. I went a little “fanciful” in my coloring, adding some white highlights with a gel pen to make them a little more cartoonish. The layout was, of course, inspired by this week’s FMS challenge.

heart speech bubble by MFT Stamps

This layout is a great one for bigger images, too. I actually created a second card and will post that later this week. I hope you are inspired to play along, and, if you have a moment – visit the Ink Blot Shop and check them out. No, I’m not an affiliate. Just a grateful stamper who appreciates their generosity and likes to support small businesses. 🙂 Thank you for your visit today!

8 comments

  1. I love all of the classic Cornish Heritage Farms images!! You’ve colored it beautifully and that sentiment is just the right look with it. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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