Sometimes we all need a word of encouragement. I made this card recently for a dear friend, as he was going through a period of doubt. I hope that it lifts his spirits, as he treks along.
This particular card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in size, a size I am quite fond of.
The card has several layers, with a layer of black cardstock under each layer of patterned paper, for the technique I call "Blacked Out".
I used Canary cardstock, and two of the patterned prints from the Stargazer Patterned Paper Packet by Close to my Heart. I love the colors of this paper, and it really does have such a versatile style. The darker blue paper, has several planets to include Saturn on it. The lighter colored paper has telescopes of various colors on it, along with mini Saturns.
The sentiment "The World Is Yours To Explore" is from the "A New Adventure" stamp set also by Close to my Heart. The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, with Pacifica Ink used to distress the edges. The layered circle also contains two Bitty Sparkles.
I also entered this card into a few challenges:
Pile It On! Challenge Blog - #140 Circles with optional bonus of Squares
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge-#3 Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog - Road Trip
Classic Design Team Blog- #23 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog- #63 Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door- Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges - #11 Anything Goes