Greeting Card Namaste

Todays handmade greeting card is yoga inspired. I  am really missing my yoga lesson, I turned up at my first ever yoga session with a BMI of just 17.3 and had never done any yoga in my life. My body was weak and as tired physically as was I mentally. I felt betrayed by my body, it had snatched my health and with it an awful lot of my fight. I am a runner, the world seems brighter and problems pale into insignificance as my feet pound the pavement but I had been told by my medical team that I must under no circumstances go running. My weight meant that I would be placing my heart under too much stain. I need to exercise for my sanity I wailed at my sister in law. Try yoga she tentively suggested. I laughed yoga, but that is too gentle I need to feel like my lungs are bursting....

She won me round and how wrong was I was. My lungs do feel like they are bursting at times as I tense every part of my body to stay in a position. But In the same session I can feel that odd calm as I focus purely on breathing. I have come along way in my recovery since then and am so much stronger and that is thanks to the loving nurturing ladies in my yoga class. I am by far the youngest there at the ripe old age of 36 but that doesn't matter they welcomed me and supported me and will never know just how much they have aided me in my recovery.

This card is for them

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies Used

Polkadoodles Sweetheart Stencil
Distress ink in Dusty Concord and Tattered rose
White A4 Card
Relax Digi Stamp from All Dressed Up
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Card making tutorial

I printed and coloured the digistamp


A piece of white A4 card was cut down to 6 Inch and score at the half way point of the longest edge.
Using the stencil I blended Dusty Concord from the bottom and tattered rose from the top. 

I moved the stencil and repeated the process until the entire front of the card was covered

The digi stamp and cut out leaving a white margin and glued to the card base 


I am entering this into the


Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx

10 comments:

  1. Lovely and sweet card Claire, lovely embossed backgrond and colours, love the image you chose and your colouring is so pretty… Also thanks for using an All Dressed Up image for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES using an ALL DRESSED UP IMAGE. Good luck in the final draw.

    [aNNie Design Team Member for All Dressed Up Challenges] ❣️ ADU

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  2. A wonderful testimony of your recovery journey Claire, and a fabulous card - love how you kept the focus on the image.
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Love the yoga image and great stencilled background-glad to hear yoga has helped you so much
    Carol x

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  4. I really like the background and how you have coloured it

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  5. Fabulous I love this design and your colour scheme is gorgeous . Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge. Hugs Neva

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