Today I have two cards to show you. The first is birthday card I made for a customer who needed a birthday card for her sister who is a nurse. I love that stamping allows to customize cards any way we like. The recipients know that a lot of thought was put into a card that is so personalized. So when I heard that the sister was a nurse, I knew immediately that I run for my favorite Rubber Soul Stick People set! You thought I was moving on from those right? LOL! I love the design of this card. It was totally inspired by my awesome stamping friend Valerie Stangle. I really loved a card that she made recently that used two patterned paper blocks on one card. It will be fun to go back and look at her card to see how closely I cased her design, as I couldn't remember her exact layout...just the two pieces of patterned paper. I see that the card that inspired me is up on her blog now, isn't it cute? I used THIS patterned paper from Rubber Soul, same sheet of paper just flipping the design. I love that about double sided patterned paper, you always know it's gonna coordinate together nicely. This sisters is also available from Rubber Soul and I think this a great set to own(the photo of the set is not up at this time on the website). Of course if you have a sister(s), you know this set will be fun. And if you sell your cards like I do, I know that a *sister* section in my card stash basket will go over well. I might just add that category soon. To finish off the card, I used SU! Old Olive card stock, SU! Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Copic markers for some simple *color book* coloring, a yellow Copic Spica glitter pen for the nurse's outfit and a yellow sequin sticker from AMuse. The envelope is stamped and colored to coordinate. This card design will definitely be going into my card idea notebook. This next card uses a Lockhart witch stamp and the Happy Halloween sentiment is a wood stamp from Rubber Soul. I colored the witch in with Copic markers using fun, bright Halloween colors. I matted the main image several times then added it to my card front which is a Wisteria Memory Box note card. Patterned paper is from Doodlebug, Ribbon is from May Arts (available from my good friend Cindy at StarLitStudio), and the three purple Decorative Pearls are available at Ellen's store. Notice again that I ran my ribbon through the matted layers of the main image. By using pop dots, you are able to feed the ribbon through the layers easily.