Saturday, May 31, 2008

Pretty Thank You

This card reminds me of grandmothers. I think it's the vintage look of the Afternoon Tea designer paper. It just looks like wallpaper from another era. Anyway, it was the inspiration for this card. Sorry the photo's a little dark. These colors are hard to photograph.

I started with that and Soft Sky card stock. Then I pulled out my new Full of Life stamp set from the Occasions Mini to see which saying I hadn't put ink to yet. Everyone needs to have a thank you card in their stash, so I went with that stamp.

I thought about going monochromatic with this design, but SS ink is quite pale, so I felt it would be helped if the saying was matted in a darker color. I chose Chocolate Chip because it's in the DP below. After I matted the saying, it still wasn't as large as I had planned on, so I pulled out my scrap stash of Whisper White and found a strip that's 3/4" wide. I added some visual interest by paper piercing it, and the SS double-stitched ribbon brought it all together.

A tip for those who like to hoard ribbon: although this looks like one continuous length tied in the middle, what it really is is a 5" piece that's tacked around the back of the white card stock on both sides. Then I took a 4" length of ribbon and tied it once--not in a knot, just like the beginnings of tying one's shoes--around the center, creating the look you see.

Some of you have commented that I must be inspired by my new craft room because of the cards I've posted recently. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm enjoying the creative process and sharing them with you. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

1 comment:

sandra said...

you are in a frenzy period of creativity and I'm always amazed of how many beautiful cards you can make in such a short time