Valentine’s Day is just around the corner; and if you’re looking for a bit of homemade inspiration, I hope you will take a quick peek at my latest card creation. I love hexagons, but it’s always hard for me to see a group of them without thinking beehives and bees. Hence, the “Be(e) Mine” sentiment.
I need to get my card-making mojo back because this simple sketch took four tries to produce something that cut the mustard. Sometimes that happens when I have fewer constraints. Somehow it’s harder to focus on one idea when the sky is the limit. Still, I managed to create a cute little spring inspired card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketch challenge, which helped ward off today’s gray sky blues.
I used Simple Stories’ Vintage Bliss 6×6 paper stack for this card and flipped the sketch on its side. I used two different scallop punches for the accent pieces, tied ribbon along the top and, of course, inked all the edges.
I know most people are probably focused on fall or Christmas cards right now, but since I rented a booth at a resale shop I try to keep it stocked well ahead of the next holiday. I price my cards at $2.00 each and usually sell a few each month. It’s a great way to stay creative, share a little cheer and get a monetary reward in return.
I hope everyone enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend and that you were able to safely celebrate with friends and family. My husband, son and I returned from our Wisconsin family vacation just in time to visit the fireworks stand and light up the evening sky in our own mini fashion.
Needless to say, today was all about unpacking, laundry and catching up. I did grab a few moments to myself with a JoAnn run and some craft room solitude, so I decided to create a card for the newest Freshly Made Sketches challenge.