Someone said that a card is a hug with a fold in the middle. That may sound trite but for those people who are far from their loved ones, whether it is just another province, or state or another country, receiving a card really does feel like a hug. It is a tangible reminder that somebody loves you or is thinking about you. Yes, it's wonderful to talk on the telephone, send an email or to skype, but those technologies aren't available to everyone. And with a card, a day, a week, a month or even a year later, the same wonderful feeling washes over you as you pull it out and read it again. I'm proud to celebrate World Card-Making Day by taking part in this blog hop.
The card which I'm posting today is a Thank You card, based on this sketch supplied by the OWH organization's talented designers.
I decided ahead of time that I wanted this card to be a very masculine one and so looked for a design that would compliment the gorgeous Wetlands stamp set. I love the way the sandpipers look and they work perfectly in a narrow strip such as is the focus of this design. I kept all my colours very neutral but used blue watercolour across the top of the sandpipers to simulate water. I like that one "pop" of colour among all the neutrals. To give the background some interest, I used my woodgrain embossing folder on some white core paper. Sanding it slightly helped the woodgrain to really show.
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