Happy Sunday!

Have you ever experienced a creative block?  One easy way to unblock your creativity is to find inspiration from a card challenge sketch.  There are many out there in the Internet world. This week I turned to Freshly Made Sketches #424 for inspiration.

Water lily card - thank you card


Here’s the sketch I used.  I encourage you to click on the pic and see what other people created.

FMS #424

I used the water lily image from the FREE Lovely Lily Pad stamp set as my “circle” and a 2 1/4″ circle punch to punch out a circle of Vellum to back the water lily.  I used the Subtle Embossing Folder to add texture to the vellum circle and my white card layer.  You can find it the Sale-a-bration catalog.  It’s free with any $50* purchase.  I also used the FREE Lily Impression Designer Series Paper (DSP) to cut out my fish tail banner.  Easy-peasy card.

Here are my card dimensions:

  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock -8 1/2″ X  5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 4 1/4″
  • Vellum Cardstock – approx 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″  piece to use the 2 1/4″
  • Lily Impressions (DSP) – 3 1/4″ X 2″
  • Granny Apple Green cardstock – scrap for water lily pad (Granny Apple Green ink pad)
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock – scrap for water lily pad (stamp with Lovely Lipstick ink pad) + scrap piece to die cut the “thanks” sentiment

If you’d like to purchase any of the items to make this card, just click on any of the pictures on my Shopping List or on my signature at the end of this post and you’ll be redirected to my 24/7 Online Store.

Please use the FEBRUARY Host Code: 64G4GKG2 when placing your order and I’ll send you a surprise in your hand stamped thank you card.  Remember you also earn Loyalty Rewards Points when your order is a minimum $50*.  Make sure you click on the link to read about MY LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM 2019-20

*before sales tax/shipping.  This offer cannot be combined with any other offer I hold in January. 

IMPORTANT! If your order is over $150*, please don’t use the Host Code because your order qualifies for Stampin’ Rewards, but you will receive the surprise gift AND earn Loyalty Rewards Points from me as well

Remember Sale-a-bration is still in effect, but only until March 31.   You earn a FREE Sale-a-bration product for every $50 purchase.

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Well that’s it for me today.  I hope you have a fun day with family and friends!

Inky hugs,





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