Thursday, April 7, 2011

Creative Sketches Week 27 Sketch - A Tribute

 This week's card is a tribute for a special friend whose husband has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Sending much love, prayers and encouragement their way as they walk the road ahead.

I used the new Strength and Hope stamp set available in the Summer Mini May 1st for the background, the swirl from Elements of Style to stamp on the Baja Breeze Seam Binding, the Paisley Petals Designer paper available this month as a special preview order before the new big catalog comes out in July, Marina Mist cardstock and ink, Whisper White cardstock and Basic Pearls. The sentiment is from Verve's Breast Cancer Awareness set.

Encouragement cards are my favorite to make and often are tailored specifically for the family member or friend who needs a pick me up. However it would be relatively easy to create a set to keep on hand when you receive word someone is ill or going through a rough spot. In today's electronic wizardry, it's a nice touch to be able to gift someone with a hand made card and not just an email or text.

So here is a dual challenge for you this week: Create a card specifically for someone who could use a pick me up and then make a few extra cards to keep on hand to pop in the mail when the need arises. This week's sketch will give you a design to start with.

Be sure to visit the Creative Sketches site and see the other wonderful creations this week. You're in for a treat.