Thursday, March 7, 2013
Ten Minute Thank You
I was at home yesterday instead of at work, thanks to a snow day. I was kind of hoping that we'd get a nice amount so that I could introduce Chloe the cutie puppy to a real snowfall--believe it or not, but there hasn't been much more than an inch or two at a time here since I brought her home with me almost three years ago. We didn't end up getting much snow, but I did end up getting a little stamping done while I was keeping warm inside. I put together this quick design using the colors from the latest 10 Minute Craft Dash. The shades of browns and green seemed to call for an earthy, masculine card, so I used some Papertrey Ink stamp sets to put together this thank you card in 9 minutes and 37 seconds.
I used the leafy tree from the Trendy Treetops set as my focal image. The image is stamped on a kraft panel using green and dark brown inks. I set the panel on a dark brown mat for contrast, then set it aside to work on the cardfront.
To go with my earthy theme, I stamped the kraft card base with a woodgrain stamp using a matching kraft ink for a subtle look. I wrapped some olive baker's twine around an olive green panel, securing it with a bow. The "thanks so much" sentiment from the Mixed Messages stamp set is stamped on a tiny tag die cut that hangs from the bow. I layered the olive panel on a dark brown mat, then adhered the panel to the cardfront. The stamped image panel is set over top. The design is simple, but it's the perfect non-fussy thank you card for a guy!
Trendy Treetops and Mixed Messages stamp sets, Tiny Tags die (Papertrey Ink); Woodgrain stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Rich Cocoa ink (Tsukineko); Jellybean Green ink (My Favorite Things); Crumb Cake Classic ink, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cardstock (Stampin' Up!); olive twine (Timeless Twine)