A Note of Thanks

Sunday, July 27, 2014

This past week I had one of those weeks at work that was totally draining.  By the time I got home at night I had no energy to cook, clean or even {gasp} make a card!  The last time I set foot in my stamp room was last Sunday and I was feeling very guilty about that.  Not to mention nervous because I had no crafty ideas running around my head that were bursting to get out.  But Saturday night I soldiered on and checked out some color and sketch challenges then settled in for some crafting.

The first card I made I will refer to as "practice."  It was one of those cards that looked way better in my head than it did in the execution.  Too embarrassed to post it, I scrapped it and created something completely different.  Here is version two using the colors at Colour Me and the As You See It sketch.




Admittedly, the sketch had a layer with a fringe that seemed to extend beyond the edge of the card, but as I had nothing in my stamping repertoire that even remotely looked like a fringe I just went with a little piece of textured cardstock.

Well, I'm exhausted after all this creative thinking and am going to call it a night. (Yes, I'm typing this Saturday night with the post scheduled to go live on Sunday morning.  What would we do without the wonders of modern technology)?  

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Thank You Kindly (SU); Textures (Dina Wakely Media)
Paper:  Pure Luxury (Gina K); Basic Black, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight (SU); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things)
Accessories:  Sprightly Sprigs die (Verve); Sentiment Strips die (My Favorite Things); Unforgettable Firsts enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); gold cord (SU)

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15 Responses to “A Note of Thanks”

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful!

VanessaB said...

fantastic!

Lisa said...

Looks GREAT to me Jen, love the way you combined the challenges! Enjoy your Sunday ;)

Claire said...

Love the colour combo here Jen -hope you have a less stressful week at work this week!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Jen, I think your card is gorgeous! I love the clean, simplicity you created! I hope you can relax and get back in your craft room soon! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me this week! XX

Heather Cooper said...

If this is what you create when you're exhausted, I bet your cards are extra amazing when you're not! This is a perfect CAS card and I love the colours you chose and those cute enamel drops! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges this week.

Heather Cooper said...

If this is what you create when you're exhausted, I bet your cards are extra amazing when you're not! This is a perfect CAS card and I love the colours you chose and those cute enamel drops! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges this week.

Cheryl said...

Such a pretty and simple looking card! Well done. Now rest up, so you can continue to create your lovely cards!

Julia Altermann said...

Oh, Jen, this is one of those cards where my eyes go wide and my mouth forms that surprised "Oh!". It's so pretty. Love how you created the subtle yellow background to set off the black die cut. Wonderful! Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

Julia
CMCC Design Team

Hayley Kew said...

FABulous, fun card! Love the white space and lovely splash of colour! Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Colour Me...! Really hope we will see you back again soon :)

Susangail Powell said...

Love how this one turned out! Gorgeous!!

Amy Jasper said...

I love these colours together. A gorgeous card! So glad you shared it with us on the As You See It Challenge Blog!

Amanda said...

Such a clean and simple creation. I just love the big pink dots - such a great accent! So glad that AYSI is able to give you some inspiration for "those nights". Thanks so much for posting your creation.

Sarah Loves to Stamp said...

I LOVE your clean and simple creation! Great color combo and my favorite part is the enamel dots! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AYSI Challenges! I hope you'll play along again this week!

Desiree Spenst said...

Fantastic card! I love that the sketch really inspired your choice of elements, right down to the leafy branch! The colours are great, and it is a clean, peaceful card - just what you want to create when you feel like the mojo has left you! (It clearly has not!) Thanks for playing with the As You See It Challenge this week!