I believe that hope is a necessity for life. There are certainly lots of other critical things, but I think that hope especially can give us strength in trying times. I’m mailing out cards to folks from our church to give them a surprise pick-me-up, and I’ll be sending out a couple of this card over the coming days. I think that the sentiment on the front is applicable to all of us right now, so I can’t go wrong sending it out, right? There are so many things to be hopeful for now, improved job security, an effective vaccine, the recovery of a friend who is sick, to name a few. My wish with these cards is that the recipients will find a renewed hope for the days and weeks ahead.

This is the card design that I created with the second card kit that the South Burlington stamp club group worked with. I love the bold colors and batik style prints from the See a Silhouette patterned paper; I’m definitely sad to see it retire. This pattern is so stunning, that the rest of the card is really about accentuating the paper and not distracting from it.

I followed this sketch layout for the inspiration for my card. I really like the interesting angles on the front, and I picked it because it allowed me to feature a nice big piece of this pretty paper. I pulled out the long-ago retired Perfect Layers tool to get the edges of the mat just right on the angles. I haven’t used the tool in ages, and I had forgotten how much I appreciate its utility. I wish Stampin’ Up! would offer it again!

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