I have a really different theme today... Asian. I have to take Stampin'Up!'s word for it however, as I really don't know for sure! There is a great nature set in the Annual Catalog called Artistically Asian that also includes some Asian lettering and words of faith and friendship. The sketches caught my eye and the words drew me in. Here's my first card experimenting with this set:
I decided to make the Asian lettering more subtle with Tip Top Taupe Ink and Crumb Cake Paper. I then used Crisp Cucumber as my green... that most difficult of green's to work with. My background paper is from the Affectionately Yours set of Designer Series Paper which I have used often and featured many times on my blog. Finally, I love the saying... isn't that so true. Our friends are such an important part of our lives.
Here's my second attempt with this card:
This time, I used Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum ink. My background paper is from the Blooms and Bliss DSP pack. I will be coming back to this set and using it again. It would always be an option to not use the Asian lettering too and just use the sketches and sentiments in English, especially since there's some uncertainty on my part if I matched them up more or less correctly.
Enjoy your day, in all of its challenges, triumphs and same-o, same-o!