Sunday, September 3, 2017

Life is Tough Encouragement Cards

Life us full of ups and downs, some small and some catastrophically huge.  Here's a set of encouragement cards I made using Prickly Pear papers. When I was almost four years my family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. While driving there, my grandmother showed me a small cactus and told me to watch out, it had stickers that would hurt. Of course, I got stuck in less than five minutes. Just a little problem, but I thought the cactus on these papers could represent any sort of prickly problems. Since the cacti images are more whimsical than realistic, I thought the marker style sentiment fit perfectly. It's from the retired CTMH Sunshine on a Cloudy Day stamp set.

I made several of this card design and couldn't decide which encouragement verse to put inside, so I used this week's free word art scripture from Word Art Wednesday which was perfect for my intent and three different ones from the retired CTMH set, Look to the Light, some with the cactus from Prickly Pear - Cardmaking stamp set..

I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
Eclectic Ellapu September Challenge - Flora or Fauna/Nature
QKR Stampede Challenge - Wild West or anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #171 - Anything goes with ribbon
Word Art Wednesday #298-299 - anything goes


Sherri said...

Fantastic & encouraging card perfect for someone going through some bad times! Thanks for joining our QKR Stampede weekly challenge!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Vickie!
I love the blue twill and the sequin, and of course, the word art file. This card was definitely a blessing to me. Thanks so much for sharing with us in both challenges...Word Art Wednesday and Really Reasonable Ribbon. I always enjoy having you play along in both, and always look forward to visiting your blog. Have a wonderful and creative week.
Blessings to you,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesdat
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Elizabeth Hart said...

Perfect card for someone going through tough times. Loved your creativity. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

crafty said...

Lovely card for encouraging someone. Thank you for joining in the challenge at QKR Stampede this week.

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card and it would be comforting for someone going through hard times. Thank you, for joining us for the QKR Stampede challenge.

Cheryl Walker said...

Very cute! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon this week.

Laurian said...

How cute! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu!