Howdy! I needed to make a few Thank You cards, and set out to find some inspiration. You know me, I have my favorite challenge sites. So, let's get started.
My first stop was Mojo Monday Challenge. They have very 'user-friendly' sketches, and this week, was no exception.
Now, I needed a little more inspiration. So, I stopped by Candy Floss Challenge. They have a great inspiration mood board. Beautiful colors, and images.
And a little more direction. I stopped by the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge. Their current challenge is: Spring/Easter, with a ribbon, trim, or lace required element. I can do that!
and here is what I made:
|Typical A2 size card: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"|
Recipe: I used kraft card stock for the card base. I just love this warm kraft color. For the pattern paper, I used a new paper collection from Bo Bunny - Primrose.
The first layer (matt) is this beautiful soft green honeycomb pattern. I love the subtle pattern, but the soft green spring-like color is just beautiful.
My favorite pattern paper in this collection, is this stunning rose and polka dot pattern paper. The roses are a mix of cream, soft pink, and a soft green. The colors say, 'Springtime' to me. But this pattern paper also has a romantic, shabby chic, look. I machine stitched a purposefully sloppy double border stitch all the way around. I just love the homespun look, this gives my cards.
I used the medium pink trefoil pattern, for the strip across the card. I machine stitched a white cotton eyelet trim, and spring green satin ribbon. I just love how this ribbon matches the green color scheme in this pattern paper collection.
I added a cream delicate paper doily to the back of my large circle. To make it the base to the paper blossom, I stamped the leaves in two coordinating green colors (pistachio, and pear). I first sprayed my paper blossom with shimmer mist, to give it some sparkle. (I love sparkle). I hot glued the blossom to the large paper circle.
I stamped my sentiment in burlap ink. I first cut the decorative shape from a die, and then stamped. I added a bow to the card front, and finally a trio of flat back pearls. Viola!