Picket Fence and Flowers Card

Recently, a fabulous woman (who I’ve been lucky enough to call a friend for about fifteen years now) decided the time had come to step away from some of the approximately 1,452 places that she volunteers the majority of her time. I was honored that the ladies in my Bible study group asked me to create a thank you card for her.  And I was thrilled with how it turned out, despite my performance anxiety!

Poppy-Card-ChaosServedDailyAll Stampin Up! Supplies: Woodgrain and Pleasant Poppies background stamps, Inspired by Nature stamp set (retired); Watercolor paper; Crisp Cantaloupe and Bermuda Bay cardstock; Bermuda Bay,Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight; and Cherry Cobbler inks; StazOn Black ink; Victoria Crochet Trim; Labels Collection Framelits and Big Shot; Aqua Painter; Scallop Edge Border  and Corner Rounder Punches; Wood Thank You from a Paper Pumpkin project

I know…I used a ton of products in this, but it was so much fun! And now all those purchases are totally justified, since I needed them for this one card.

My Aqua Painter made it simple to  blend Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, and Calypso Coral for the poppies, with Daffodil Delight in the centers. The Mother Teresa quote, “Good works are links that build a chain of love” is from the retired Inspired by Nature set, but it was just too perfect for my Catholic group, and my friend who embodies the spirit of giving her time.

This Woodgrain background get used frequently, and it made a perfect picket fence for this card.  The card, by the way, is an 8-1/2” x 11” piece of cardstock folded in half, to leave room for individual notes inside.

While this is a perfect card for the occasion, I think it would be equally beautiful for Mother’s Day, a friend’s birthday, or as a “thinking of you” not by changing the sentiment.

I hope she loved it as much as I loved creating it for her!


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