We had company for dinner tonight, and I worked off a little bit of the stress by creating a really simple card for two challenges – ColourQ #159 and CAS(E) This Sketch #2. This is my first attempt at the CAS(E) challenge, and I did turn the sketch 180 degrees and move the sentiment a bit.
I’ll just admit right here and now, I’m not sure this card works for me. It’s a little bit sympathy, a little bit autumn, a little bit whimsy, and who knows what else! Hopefully it’s just that making dinner for company makes me feel a little overwhelmed, and not that this is a ridiculous card…
And, I know the CAS(E) challenge is for clean and simple creations, and I really did try to keep it clean and simple! But amongst the day’s busy activities, I found myself sneaking back over and over again to add ‘just one more thing.’ First, a linen impression. Then, some twine at the top. Just a couple of rhinestones in the corner. And, what the heck – how about a few more by the sentiment!
Anyway, this is the first time I’ve used my There She Goes Treemendous stamp set. And the sentiment is from a new Hero Arts set I picked up at Hobby Lobby, I think, called With Sympathy.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope the coming week will be a good one for you! 😉
Stamps: Treemendous (There She Goes); With Sympathy (Hero Arts)
Paper/Cardstock: White Cardstock (Xpedx); Simply Chartreuse Cardstock (PTI); Crumb Cake Cardstock (SU!)
Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise (PTI); Crumb Cake (SU!)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Recollections); Rustic Cream Button Twine (PTI)
Tools: Linen/Canvas Impression Plate (PTI)