Friday, May 30, 2014
I'm Showing My Stripes for Friends With Flair!
It's Friday, and we have LOTS of end of the school year things happening at the nursing home this week. Today, our pen pals are coming from a neighboring town. They are in 4th grade. They write us letters all year, and visit several times each year. Today is the final visit. It's so fun to see their writing skills improve as the year progresses. The high school choir is also coming over today to perform for us. Again, by the end of the year, they sound so GREAT! We love the community involvement!
Oh, but back to Friday. And Friends with Flair -- my Friday tradition. I have a confession. I have trouble using striped paper. Patterned paper -- no problem. Dots -- love it. Flowers -- bring 'em on. But stripes? It's the last paper I reach for every time. So, to challenge myself. I chose a piece of striped paper FIRST and made myself compose a card around it. Here's what I made:
I used two Unity Itty Bitty stamps on this card: "A Lovely Butterfly Day" for the sentiment, and a Stamp of the Week, "A Floral Hello". I colored the image with Copic markers, choosing bright colors to match that striped paper. I wrapped some of my favorite Timeless Twine around the striped layer in Simply White Timeless Twine. Then, I added a layer of dot paper, just to make me feel more balanced.
Papers are Echo Park Dots & Stripes. Anyone need some striped paper? I've got more!
Enjoy your weekend!