Thanks a Million

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May the 4th be with you.  * Sorry, couldn't resist *

On to the card.  I was working on this card for a long time in my head yesterday afternoon as I ran errands and did some housework, so you'd think that it would have come together in a snap when I finally got in my stamp room.  Not so...



I've got a rare three-fer here since I made this for the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch, the colors at Pals Paper Arts and the grunge challenge at Addicted to CAS.  I didn't like how I had the grungy images arranged on the first card I made.  So I grabbed another piece of card stock, but this time around the background images were too dark and the sentiment got lost.  Finally I remembered to stamp off, arranged the images "just so" and sure enough the third time was a charm and I got a card I liked!  By the time I had put it together it was late, my eyes were droopy and I put it aside to photograph and post today.

The sun is shining and I've opened all the windows (finally) to let some beautiful fresh air inside!  My kitties are going nuts running from window to window since they pretty much haven't smelled fresh air since I took them to the vet last November!  Poor things!  My new rolling garden seat arrived and I think I'll put it together so that I can work outside without  killing my back.  I peeked inside the box and there's about a million pieces in there so I hope I can put it together before winter sets in.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Sketchy (KaiserCraft); Textures 2 (Florileges Design); Funky Florals (Papertrey Ink); The Big, the Bold and You (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  Classic White (Flourishes); Solar White (Neenah); Kraft (Avery Elle); Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay (SU); Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink); Pitch Black (Adirondack)
Accessories:  Notable Cute enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); washi tape

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15 Responses to “Thanks a Million”

sandie said...

MAY THE 4TH...very cool! Must say that to my hubby!
I love this grunge come pretty card and the enamel dots just pop! Thanks Jen for sharing with us at ATCAS

Linda Callahan said...

Funny how simple cards are soooo difficult! Love how this all came together in the end!

Lisa said...

Love your opening line Jen ~ heehee!! CUTE card, all of your hard work paid off!

chera said...

Love the colour combo...think I need to pull out those colours!! And I love your card!!

Rita Wright said...

I'm trying not to look too closely at the background because I'm thinking I need all those stamps. You are an expensive friend! lol LOVE THIS CARD!

Claire said...

And may the 4th be with you Jen lol. Love the crumb cake with the pops of colour and that grungey background is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Great card, Jen! Love that grungy background and the bold sentiment! :-)

Michelle Gleeson said...

Well your efforts paid off as the result is a whimsical thank you. Love how the colors work together. thanks for playing with the PALS this week.

Deepti said...

U r a master of elegant grunge look on ur cards, this is so beautiful with the colors and the flower :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

Winnie Walter said...

Love the color palette and the grunge! This looks fab! Thanks for inking up our stamps!

Sandie Conner said...

Perfect is all I can say. Love all of the elements you added. Thanks for having fun with the Pals this week!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I love your take on the sketch!

Jen W. said...

Awesome layered stamping and I love the touch of washi! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous background, Jen ... perfect with that bold and bright sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with ATCAS! Anita :)

Betty J. said...

What a cool card, Jen. Love how you combine both challenges.