Sunday, November 16, 2014

PP222 Clean and Simple Thank You

Hi Friends! Here we are rolling around to another Sunday, and halfway through November at that. Only six weeks left 'til Christmas, eek! So not ready! I think I'll work on some more Christmas cards later today, but for now I have a project for this week's challenge at The Paper Players! The wonderful Ann Schach is hostess, and her challenge is to make a clean and simple thank you card.

My card kind of stands out like a sore thumb in the gallery, LOL! Most of the Players have used an autumnal color scheme, but I wanted to play around with some of the patterns in the Trim the Tree stack, which has so many different ones. That's right, these papers are from a Christmas stack! I decided to let them take center stage and use a layout I'd seen on Pinterest.

I kind of liked this card super CAS with just the sentiment and the paper, but then I thought it photographed a little better with a butterfly embelishment. Which do you prefer? I resisted the temptation to add other embellishments as this is a CAS challenge, after all. That took some real willpower!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Something to Say
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, White Vellum
Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree
Ink Pads: Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly and 3/16" Corner Punches
Accessories: Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by and please visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players!

Inky hugs!


LeAnne said...

I couldn't wait to comment on your card, it is SO striking! I have to admit that those patterns from that paper stack are not my favorite, but the way you've used them here is just wonderful! A great way to use up scraps, too! Pinning for sure! And I like it both ways; the butterfly would be a good addition for a woman's card, but I think the unadorned one is perfectly fine for a guy!!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Stands out because it is gorgeous! No sore thumb in sight! Love the bold graphic design with all that white!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Sandy! Perfect use of white space! I love the mix of patterns, and the wonderful sentiment! Great job, my stampin' friend!

Yapha Mason said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy! I love it both ways, but the butterfly adds a real "wow!" factor.

laurie said...

I think where you added the butterfly was the perfect spot! It's a fun card, with the pretty papers, and the layout!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

If it does stand out, it's for all the right reasons Sandy - this card is so pretty! This is one of my favourite sentiments and I think your card is a great example of how seasonal papers can be used to great effect on an all-year-round card. Oh, and I love the one with the white butterfly!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

I LOVE to use our papers in unexpected ways so I just LOVE your card! Very clean and crisp and the butterfly is the PERFECT finishing touch! Love!

Nance Leedy said...

I love that you *didn't* make a fall card for this challenge. This is a wonderful example of how versatile our papers and products can be. I didn't know what to do with those "B side" patterns in this stack but you've made them shine! Love this sketch and I agree, the butterfly is the perfect CAS touch. Love it!

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, I adore the way you used the papers in an unexpected way! It is so clean and stands out in the gallery! XX

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I absolutely love the patterns you used on this sketch, they ensure that your eye moves all the way around the card. You really highlighted how a CAS card might be clean, but it cane be full of amazing details!