The sketch says square but making a square card is not necessary to play along. I just happen to like square cards! I think I must be the only one who likes them because it's been a long time since we've featured one at Freshly Made Sketches and I think it was one of mine!
I based the sketch on a card that I had made a couple of years ago. That card used these colors also so I had them on my mind when I made this one. I happen to love So Saffron and if Stampin' Up! ever retires it I will be really mad! As mad as I was when they retired Baja Breeze!
There's a challenge this week at Crazy For Challenges to make a card of encouragement. Apparently, July 11th is "Cheer Up the Lonely Day" so they've coordinated their challenge around that. I used a sentiment from Verve and this particular set is full of encouraging phrases and a few of them are arranged in this subway style. Those are perfect for fitting on a decorative banner like the label die I used.
Well, I hope you enjoy my sketch and get a chance to play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches. Our always-amazing design team has made some beautiful cards with it so be sure to pop on over there, if you haven't already, to see their inspiration. I hope you can join us in the gallery!
Stamps: Words of Wisdom (Verve)
Paper: Basic Gray, So Saffron, Sweet Pea DSP, Urban Garden DSP (SU); Black (Simon Says Stamp); Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories: Vertical Greetings II die (My Favorite Things); thread; sequins