By the way, a BIG thank you to those who took the time to leave advice or encouragement for my card-selling venture. It was very helpful!
The first card I'm going to share sprang from this request: "I want a birthday card for my boss and she's got a BIG sense of humor". When it comes to humor, my favorite way to create is with snarky retro girls. Horrible puns are a close second.
Luckily, I just bought some new retro girl stamps from Viva Las Vegas stamps.
I created a sweet banner with my favorite retro color combo - teal and red - and then paired the retro girl with a semi-snarky sentiment. Mission accomplished!
I'm sending this card over to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Use your Favorites
Seize the Birthday - ATG with option to use neutrals
Paper Players - Color challenge (just eeeking in!)
Card number 2 was a little more challenging. She asked for a card for her friend who recently just lost her dog (heartstrings, you have been pulled!). She also didn't want the card to be too sad.
For some reason, my sympathy cards are always clean and simple. I immediately got an idea for this card and ran to my craft room before I lost it.
Lastly - the sentiment. How to not go too sad? I thought about the Noteworthy stamp set from STAMPlorations and this sentiment seemed to fit perfectly.
This card is going over to:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple (PS! Happy 3rd Birthday!)
Friday Mashup - Use stenciling OR create a monochromatic card
So these cards are a little different from my normal aesthetic, but I think they turned out perfectly for what the customer was asking for.
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