Friday, May 6, 2011

Friends with Flair: Leafy Thanks

Here’s my card for this week’s Friends with Flair and the current All Things Unity challenge to add texture to your card. I was going for a masculine look with this clean and simple thank you card design.

I stamped the leafy branch image from the Thanks a Bunch Itty Bitty in Pear Tart ink on a green panel—love the tone on tone look! After rounding the panel’s edges, I attached it to a circle, die cut from a piece of cork paper. It adds lots of texture while keeping with the masculine look.

I wrapped some twine around the edge of an avocado green panel, then layered the cork circle on to the panel. I attached a button to the cardfront, tied with the same twine. The “thanks a bunch” sentiment is stamped in brown ink on a gold panel. It fit nicely in the open space under the leaf image.

Check out the Unity blog for the full list of Friends with Flair players. And, don't miss the big National Scrapbooking Day sale event at i {heart} papers!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Unity Stamp Co. Thanks a Bunch Itty Bitty, Memento Pear Tart and Rich Cocoa inks , Creative Impressions cork paper and natural twine string thread, Spellbinders circle die

other: Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, and Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); button (Clear and Simple Stamps)


  1. Love the cork board! Fabulous card!

  2. LOVE the cork paper!! This is a great masculine card:)

  3. This so did very well this card!

  4. Great card, love all the textured elements and the color combo!

  5. Love how you used the cork board!! Nice card!

  6. Wow, this is pretty, Lori! Love the cork on the card, really gives it something extra! And that image and sentiment are just sooo lovely together!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  7. I really like this one and the use of the cork is just a fun touch.

  8. LOOOOOOVE this! I love love love that cork circle--and the stamping! GREAT job:) Thanks for playing along with us over at ATU!!!

  9. Fabulous card Lori :-) I just saw this on the Unity blog :-) congratulations on being featured :-)

    Lols x x x


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