Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Christmas Thank You Card

Happy New Year! I posted this early because I'm probably spending the day cropping with friends. I always adore Chupa's cards and sketches. Her Sketchbook Saturday Challenge sketch #43 on her blog "Random Acts of Creativity" perfectly fit the papers I had out for my favorite color challenge, The Play Date Cafe. The color palette and photos looked like they'd be perfect for an after-Christmas thank you card. These colors look really bright and cheery together. I found matched the colors with some of my Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" and "Life of the Party."

Instead of the flower on the sketch, I made my own "twine flower."I like the way that twine matches the red and white stripes in the ribbon.  I've cut a notch in my baker's twine cards so that I could use the card it comes on to make bows or flowers. I use it the same way as a "Bow-Easy." The width of that homemade card was perfect for bows, flowers this size.

There She Goes Challenge #136 is to make a card of gratitude, which helped me narrow down which stamp I'd use.

Challenges that inspired this card:

Paper - Basic Grey "Sweet Threads," Life of the Party." Bazzil dark green textured CS; CTMH White Daisy CS, "Husk" (retired)
Stamp - CTMH (circle-retired), Verve (sentiment)
Ink - CTMH New England Ivy, Black, Holiday Red
Accessories - CTMH Designer Ribbon Red Collection, Red Button Assortment; sponge, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist baker's twine


Karen Day said...

Great thank you card, Vickie!

Create With Joy said...

Thanks for stopping by & happy new year to you! :-) Your cards are just beautiful! I'm a new follower & I invite you to join me for a year of creativity at Create With Joy! :-)


Jinny Newlin said...

What a great combination of challenges, Vickie! And I LOVE all the textural patterns you've used! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card! I love your button twine detail, it looks great! Thanks for joining in with us over at The Play Date Cafe & Happy New Year!

Liz's creative corner said...

Fab card Vickie, lovely colours, thanks for sharing with us at Basic Grey, hugs Liz xx

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Such a lovely mix of colours and patterns! Very pretty card :)