Friday, July 10, 2009
Unscripted Sketches 13
Michael had asked me to make several thank you cards for him to send to his camp leaders. This is one of the two that I have made. I have several more to make. I need to get busy!
These citrus colors are not ones that I would normally go for when making a card but it is summer so... I think it works. I actually saw the flowers that I had gotten a while back and wanted to use those so... I just went from there and found paper, etc.. to go along with them.
I have so much stuff it is a little overwhelming when I go to make a card. I have started just picking one thing that I want to work with and take it from there. It may be a set of patterned paper, a stamp, or an embellishment. I just try not to worry about using 'the perfect' stuff. I end up spending way too much time in the thinking process. I just pick something I want to use and make it work.
I also say a prayer about it! :-) God wants us to pray about everything, right? Nothing is unimportant to God. If it is important to His children, it is important to Him. This is something that I have been trying to work on in my own life. I have started with praying before I make cards. May sound silly to some but when I remember to do this... I am usually pretty happy with the card I have made. Praying for help in making a card, that I am happy with, keeps it fresh on my mind (since I am always thinking about making a card) and helps me to remember to do this in other areas. It is easy to pray about the 'big things' but God wants to be God in the small things too!
Hope you have a great day!
Stamps - Loving Words by Ali Edwards (Technique Tuesday)
Paper - YoYo Yellow (SU), White (PTI), Melon (American Crafts), Berry Sweet DP (K & Co)
Ink - True Black, Chamomile Tea Dye (both PTI)
Other - Flowers (hobby lobby), Clear Rhinestones, Ribbon from stash