The two optional ideas were to use red, the colour of passion, and to use an emotive word on the card. I managed to include both these criteria. Here's the first card:
The quote stamp is from Dylusions and the girl is a Suzi Blu stamp. I love quotes, I love stamping, I love using promarkers and I love the colours purple, pink and turquoise. I also love to use scraps and the sentiments were stamped on some scrap paper. The backgrounds were created with Dylusions sprays, various stencils and acrylic paint.
I chose these particular stamps because I'm also an advocate of complete self acceptance, of people feeling loved and safe and worthy. I thought when it was all put together it would make a nice card to give to a young or teenage girl that may be struggling, or a friend or relative that you wanted to let know that they are loved, perhaps someone is going through a tough time and this card may be to help let them know they can get through it.
Here are the rest of the cards:
They are quite different to the other cards in the swap so I hope they are received well or at least appreciated for the message that I have intended to relay. Keep Crafting. Siân xxx