We just barely finished watching our church’s online worship service and I’m so grateful for all of the time and effort that everyone puts in to make it happen. There are several volunteers who help out with different aspects each week, and our church staff have taken on so many additional tasks to make it all work. The staff especially have had to learn lots of new things, especially LOTS of technology skills in order to provide a wonderful service each Sunday as well as all of the other works throughout the week. I’m personally dreading the slide into the cold months, and the increased isolation that this will mean for us. Our church is providing a beacon of hope for us as well as a way to connect with our spiritual family in different ways. I know that I will need this even more in the coming months, and I imagine that the church staff may be feeling a little nervous about themselves and our church family, too. So, I decided to create several of this card so I could let each of our church staff members know that I’m thinking of them and hopefully provide a little lift to their spirits for challenging days.

I drew inspiration for the color combination on my card from this current challenge from the Global Design Project. I pulled out some retired patterned paper and paired a current ribbon combo pack for the “texture”, and used markers to color the stamped greeting so that I could have more than 1 color on the image.

My layout inspiration was this current challenge from Freshly Made Sketches. I can see a lot of potential in this design and I may revisit it again in the future. I chose to have a large sentiment on the main panel, but I can totally see some pretty patterned paper or a stamped image instead. When I go with that approach, instead of ribbon for the small circle element, I can see incorporating a small greeting layer instead. This could be a fun opportunity for a birthday or Christmas card perhaps. The gears in my brain are starting to turn…

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Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper