Dare 2B Artzy has a set called Giving Spirit that has some lovely quotations on it. As I stared at this one from Mother Teresa, the grape stamp from Papertrey's Fruitful (in the vault now and thus stupidly expensive!) popped into my mind, and isn't it cool how nice they look together?
Grapes are a nicely biblical fruit, with associations to Christ ("I am the vine, you are the branches..." John 15:5). This card is one of several I made for our Stephen Ministry group to send out, so the religious references are particularly suitable.
I really, really, really wanted this to be a simple white-on-white card, but it just needed a little something more. This grape, double-sided satin ribbon comes from Ellen Hutson. It's so pretty. I attached it with Scor-Tape and trimmed the edges with scissors.
And now I want a glass of wine. Cline Ancient Vine Zinfandel would be lovely.
A Reader Question
Eileen T asked the following question: "I'd be interested to know how you finish the inside of your cards, please, or do you leave them blank?"
Well, Eileen, generally, I leave the insides blank. There are exceptions, although I often forget to photograph the inside when I do stamp in it. If there's stamping inside, though, it's small, to leave plenty of room for a handwritten note.
I like handwritten notes.
stamps: Papertrey Fruitful, Dare 2B Artzy Giving Spirit
ink: Memento Luxe tuxedo black, Fresh Ink mojito, VersaMagic Concord grape
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: dimensionals, scallop scissors (to round corners of raised panel), ribbon from Ellen Hutson