Thank You

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Today I'm playing along with three challenges that are new for me.  The Challenge had a nifty sketch with some layers that are askew (and who can resist an askew layer), City Crafter is looking for burlap and Retro Rubber is looking for the crimping tool that I'm sure hasn't seen the light of day in a long time.  So I put all this together and this is what I came up with.



I love to use burlap and since the color is so close to kraft I used that as my card base and then accented it with some bright yellow and black.  I stamped a simple zig zag pattern on white which I hoped wouldn't detract from the die cut sentiment that I layered over it.  All this is layered over a crimped layer and as I was busy crimping my card stock I remembered why I don't use that tool:  it's really difficult to get that card stock to stay straight as it's passing through.  The longer the paper is the worse the effect gets.  It's a cool tool, but better equipped for small pieces I think.

It's very cold here.  And I mean really cold.  There's no snow, which is a good thing in my book, and I'll take a cold day over a snowy day any time.  But I'm dreaming of spring.  I keep telling myself that it will be here soon!  Stay safe if you live in a cold place too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Borders and Backgrounds 4 (WPlus9)
Paper:  Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight (SU)
Accessories:  Pierced Square STAX (My Favorite Things); Thanks Script die (Mama Elephant); Small Circle Burst die (Simon Says Stamp); enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); burlap


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24 Responses to “Thank You”

Cindy Lovell said...

Oh...what a beautiful card,Jen!! The colors,the burlap,the design...beautiful job!!!

Shelly said...

Such a sweet card! Love!

Christine Traversa said...

Love the crimped paper accent!

Charlene said...

Hi Jen! What a great design!! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

Katie Skiff said...

Very cute card - the design is beautiful!! Love the dimension on the black from the crimper!! Thanks for playing with us at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog!!

LeAnne said...

What a fun card...I haven't heard of that Retro Rubber challenge, I"ll have to check it ou!

Lisa said...

Ahhh yes...the crimper! I don't have one, but convinced my SIL she needed one LOL!! Terrific card Jen, great layers. It's COLD here too, a high of 9 & wind chills 10-20 below BRRR!

Ros Crawford said...

Jen this is fabulous! Great use of the burlap there!
Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Debbie Mageed said...

Your card is perfectly done to combine all three great challenges! Love the burlap on the crimped layer! Yes, I am freezing here in Michigan with frigid temps and a good 10" of fresh snow, so I am dreaming of Spring, too! Thank you so much for joining Retro Rubber this week!

Janelle said...

Love the idea of using burlap in a card!

Jane Knudsen said...

This is an excellent card! I love everything about it - especially the burlap! I totally agree with trying to keep the paper straight! I think that is why my crimper is hidden in the deep recesses of my craft cave! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

Karren said...

Great job combining challenges! The pops of yellow look so bright and Spring-like against the kraft and burlap. Hope the snow stays away and the weather warms up for you.

Kim Heggins said...

Jen, this is so sweet and what a wonderful way to say thanks. The colors are so soft and that burlap...FABulous! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Challenge.

kellyscreativecorner.com said...

Jen, I love the combination of the crimped border and burlap panel and punched out semicircle with yellow in the background. Your card is a treasure trove of texture! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber.

Kim S said...

I think I would have run away from the idea of crimping, burlap, and layers that are askew would have scared me - but you pulled them together perfectly! I love the yellow die cut peeking out of the bottom.

Stella said...

I never bought a crimper but I guess we all have items of which we thought we really needed them:) Your story made me smile! And I love your take on our theme! Thanks for joining us at CCCB this week!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Jen, this is fabulous! Always love your style! Glad you played The Challenge! Hope you play again!

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Katy McGloin said...

Great card, Jen! Just love the color combination... so crisp!! I agree with the crimper not being great with longer pieces of paper, particularly when you insert at an angle. I usually use it more to break up paper fibers to manipulate pieces. Thanks for including RRBC in your stamping fun this week. Hope to see you come back often!!

Deepti said...

The burlap is terrific :) fabulous designing !

Hannelie said...

Your designs are always so neat and excellently put together!
Look at that burlap! Love it!

Neva Cole said...

What a great combination of challenges. The crimper can be a bit frustrating, but can give nice texture as well! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber.

Hammers said...

Beautiful card Jen, I love the die cut peeking out at the bottom. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this week. Cx RRBC DT

Lesley Croghan said...

Burlap, neutral colours, die cutting and a skewed panel...I LOVE IT!
Happy you played along, Jen! Thanks!
xx