Office Kindness ~TSOT#80

Our card-a-day blog group has a new challenge this week.  The challenge is to make a card with an office theme.  When I think of office I think of secretaries, paper, mail, phones, typewriters, computers, keys (don't know why), desks, etc.

I really need a card for someone at work so I decided to jump back into making cards with this challenge.  I thought about making a card similar to the one in this post clicky, but when I pulled out the Fan Fair paper I found this postcard image that I thought would be fun to play with.

Once I had the main image I looked through my pile of sketches.  I've been printing them out the past couple of weeks, but haven't had much creative time.  The sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday was PERFECT!  I really like this sketch, and I'm thinking about using it to create a scrapbooking page. 

The swirls in the background are what really captured me about this sketch.  It's hard to see with my focal image on there, so I took a picture before adhering it.  If I use this sketch again for a card I will use a smaller image.  The swirls are from the Everything Eleanor stamp set.

As for the details, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Blooming with Kindness.   The ribbon is Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon and the pearls are from the Basic Pearls set.

For the inside I took another image from the Fan Fair DSP and stamped Thank You, then cut it out.   I wanted the paper I stamped on to match the paper on the front of the card and this worked very well.

I'm giving this to someone at work to thank them for always going above and beyond.  The best part is it really could be given to a man or a women.  I would probably switch out the pearls for brads if I was giving this to a man though.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Card Recipe of SU products used:

Paper: Fan Fair, Everyday Enchantment (retired), Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Blooming With Kindness
Ink: Basic Grey
Misc. Basic Pearls, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon


Unknown said...

I really love the old world look with these cards. This is so...my style! You should see my house :)
Kim Waunch

Mynnette said...

A beautiful vintage feel! LOVE the colors and the stamping is amazing! Gorgeous--thank you for joining us at TSOT! :)

Deb said...

I agree with Mynnette very vintage feel. Love the colors and stamps. Nice job. Thanks for playing along at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

Lynn McAuley said...

Great design with this vintage airmail design!! What a beautiful card of appreciation, Heather!

Nancy Seed said...

I so remember writing letters on this type of stationary (now I'm showing my age!) Yes a very vintage feel. Great job and thanks for joining us at Try Stampin on Tuesday this week.

Andrea said...

Your recipient is sure to love it-great design!

Brandie Schmiesing said...

Perfect card for the office challenge! Love that airmail image...and the colors! Such a cute card!

Jenn Picard said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the papers and the sentiment font is perfect to go with this style of card. Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin on Tuesday

Joan Robertson said...

LOVE this one, Heather!