Handmade Encouragement Card

Handmade Encouragement Card

Hello Everyone – I used the Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep dies for the perfect Handmade Encouragement Card.

I wasn’t sure what to do for today’s card. I looked at the sentiments and an idea came to me. I thought it would be fun to take the sentiment “Anything is possible” and use the sheep looking like she was jumping over the fence. Now that I had my design, I needed a background.

Since there would a sheep and fence on my card front I opted to blend on an outside field. Using a post-it note the grass was sponged on first. To add the light at the horizon I flipped the post-it note around to cover the grass and added a small strip of yellow. The sky was sponged on all the way down to the yellow. I went as close as I could as I knew blue and yellow would make green and I did not want that.

All that was left was to add the fence and place the sheep to look like it was jumping over the fence. The sentiment was stamped on the panel which was flagged on the left hand side. To finish off the Handmade Encouragement Card some retired gems were added.

Look at this fun Handmade Encouragement Card!  The blended background sets the scene for the images.  See the details for the list of products used.
This fun image makes a perfect Handmade Encouragement Card!  It uses a blended background to add to the scene .  See the details for the list of products used.

If you liked the blended background, check out this idea which is another way to use this idea. Here is a card that uses one color to create a background in a color that I did not have card stock for.


Here are the supplies I used for today’s card.

Product List

So what do you think of the Counting Sheep stamp set and dies? Have I given you some ideas like the Handmade Encouragement Card for how to use it for a variety of cards? Leave me a comment and let me know. Thanks for visiting today and have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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