On to a real life story. This is one image of several you can receive for making a small donation to help a young wife with cancer. You can find the full story and how you can help this family at Jak Heath's blog. You receive images from some fabulous designers, like this one from Mo's Digital Store. I hope you will pop over to Jak's blog and take a look.
I started out doing this with a sketch in mind, but my laptop died, and I've been trying to get things done on my dh's laptop (which is much newer, but I hate it!) and then finally back to my desktop, which is in another room, where I now feel cut-off from things (I've been working at my dining room table for a while now). And by the time I struggled with all of that, the challenge had expired. Oh well, another day, another challenge. LOL.
I used paper from my stash that I've had forever. The pearls are by Recollections and the raffia lace was purchased from Bunny Zoe. The pansies are some silk ones that I purchased from Michaels. The leaves, behind the pansies, and the butterflies are made with older MS punches. The border around the image and the paper on the inside of the card (as seen below) are around-the-page punch sets also by MS. I usually finish the inside of my card with one of the papers I've used on the front, or if I've used that up, I look for something similar. As I've done with this care, I usually use punches or decorative scissors around the paper so it will be special. If I am giving the card to someone rather than just making it ahead, I will type my message and then cut it out and place in the middle of the paper. I also put my logo and a sentiment or a small stamp or image on the back.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - thank you
Mo's Digital Challenge - playtime
Stamp Something - anything
Do You Stack Up - distressing
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges - thank you
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Satursday - anything
Aly's Sunday Challenge - bling
One Stitch At a Time - something new - digi
Crafty Cardmakers - favorite coloring method - Prismacolor Pencils
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - thank you
Alota Rubber Stamps - spring
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