I just love the sentiments from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set. It has several really good ones suitable for get well, serious illness, and sympathy, and the two main images (tree shown here) are both beautiful and useful for all kinds of occasions. I made these for my craft fair tomorrow.
When they were all done, I went back and added the sun. Do you like it? I think it took the card from merely pretty to something special. T
o get the two tones, I punched a hole with my 3/4 inch circle punch in a piece of scrap cardstock and used it as a mask to sponge Hello Honey ink and a little dab of Tangelo Twist. Then I punched a bigger hole with my 1.25 inch circle punch and sponged Hello Honey just very lightly in a bigger circle around the smaller one. I decided not to keep going with larger circles at that point because it seemed it might detract from the tree image.
I do think I like it better as a sunrise than up in the sky, though.
There you go--something simple--just punches and a sponge--but it's a pretty cool effect! Cardmaking doesn't have to be fancy. Spectacular cards are fun to make and receive once in a while, but a simple one can create exactly the same feeling of warmth and cause a smile to spring to life just as well. Who needs a card from YOU today?