I really like "Thinking of You" cards because they can be used for numerous occasions - as a pick-me-up, for a friend, when someone is mourning, if someone is sick... etc.
I fell in love with all of the "old book" creations that use either old children's books, sheet music, etc. I went op-shopping (which is a little out of my comfort zone, but with some encouragement I think I could take to it like a duck to water), and found an old children's dictionary (without pictures) for $2 - perfect! I brought it home and popped it on a shelf with some of my stash. And there it has sat for months. I've seen so many creations and thought "oh, I could do that with a dictionary page", but never got around to it. It seemed like I was doing the unthinkable by ripping a page out of it... but I finally got up the courage, opened it to a random place and tore out a page.
I used some distress ink on the edges to give it a bit more of a weathered look, because in all honesty, the book is only as old as I am ;) and it is still in really good condition. I then stamped the Cherry Blossoms stamp onto the torn page and coloured it with chalks. I used the rest of the page to punch out the scallop circles for the flower and I used Smooch Spritz on it to give the flower a gold shine. The kraft coloured base gives it a warm, old-fashioned feel to it. I used a strip of scrap patterned paper down the side to ground it.
My inspiration for this card came from Card Patterns Sketch 80, in particular the card by Tracy Schultz. I just love that the word sentiment is at the top of the page - it totally fits with a card.