Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White;
Paper Studio bright and glitter
Stamps - Hero Arts Sept 2021 My Monthly Hero kit;
Divinity Designs Mini Tag Sentiments
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 32 (retired);
Hero Arts Sept 2021 My Monthly Hero kit
Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up 3D Subtle (retired)
Other - Xmas Red Stickles; Parklane Enamel dots:
Distress Inks - Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick & Prize Ribbon
This month, as per usual, I used the colors and the sketch, plus the theme of friendship.
Shortly after I signed up for October, I received my September My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts. It contained both the sunflower stamp & some sentiments, a matching sunflower outline die, five stencils to color it, plus a couple sentiment dies. Loaded with value!! I decided my rectangle element from the sketch would be a window to the sunflowers stamped on the inside. I used the challenge colors to stencil the flowers, unfortunately the centers didn't read red to me. So I boosted the color with red stickles - much better. They don't look as red in the photo as in real life - darn it - but they really shine! The stickles lead me to add the red glitter strip and gold (considered a neutral with the white) glitter sentiment. Here's a peek at the inside:
I really liked the look of the blue leaves! The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's CZ Design Silhouette Sentiments. There was just enough room for a handwritten message at the bottom. I always enjoy sending to Suze because she lives near Rotorua where I visited in 2006 (before I knew her). If I ever get back to NZ, I'll have several crafty friends to visit besides all the Sweet Adelines I know from there!!
**Update 11/3** I received this beautiful card from the fabulous GerJanne in the Netherlands!! It took a little extra time getting here but arrived in great shape! I love the take on the sketch, especially the heart brads! Perfect for a Valentine baby, right? Thanks GerJanne!!
If you'd like to participate in the November Card Chain, you have until November 6th to sign up HERE.
Thanks for stopping and have a crafty day!