Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thank You #2

This is the second in a series of 2-challenge thank you cards.  Today's uses my favorite sketch challenge, Freshly Made Sketches, and it's also the first time I've played along at the Color Throwdown.  

I was excited to bust out some Taken with Teal.  I don't have many retired colors, and that is one of the few in my stash.  This card is completely and totally not my usual style, but I kind of like it.  I had the thank you banner done, and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what to do with "any shape" focal point.  I didn't think I had a stamp set that coordinated with my thank you banner, and I just used my Fun Flowers die on another one of my 4 thank you's, so I wanted to go another route.  I thought I might be able to make a flower out of ribbon, but I'm not that great with ribbon.  Then I thought there might be another way to make a flower ribbon.  So I started cutting strips, and voila! 
Also... who knew I had quite that many thank you stamps?!  There are some I used that you can't even see after I ran it through the Big Shot.  I love how the Tasteful Trims shape echoes the pattern in the DSP.  It all turned out somewhat retro in the end. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used
Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Sweet Pea DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Taken with Teal, Real Red
Stamp Sets:  Yeah, not going to list them this time!  I think there were at least 10...
Other:  Real Red Glimmer Brad, Big Shot, Fun Flowers die, Tasteful Trims XL die, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Read Red Satin Ribbon, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain Ribbon


  1. Love how you used all of the thank you stamps- cool idea! Such a pretty bright card!

  2. This is fun! What a great idea! and I love teal too! Fun colors! Thanks for joining Freshly Mades Sketches this week!

  3. Your own thank you dp...fabulous! Love how you have used the ribbons too. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

    Jen Timko

  4. What a clever idea - love that ribbon flower and the background paper with your stamps. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. Stunning ... what a super clever idea for all those ribbon scraps I have stashed ... thanks for the inspiration!
    Beautiful in every way .... love your clean styling!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  6. I love that ribbon flower! What a cool idea! I thought the white was designer paper until I looked closer at the images; what a great way to use all those thank you stamps! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Very cool! Love the colors and uniqueness of it! Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  8. What an original card! I love your ribbon flower and stamping the wavy layer with all those thank you stamps is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. So many creative details in this lovely card! Love the way you mixed up so many different thank you sentiments in the wavy border! So happy that you joined us for the first time at Color Throwdown and hope it won't be your last!

  10. How fun! Love that ribbon flower and the colorful mix of sentiments. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.