11.26.2013

Thanks A Million

Over the past couple of weeks I've been making mostly Christmas cards in the hopes that I can get them all finished by the first week of December.  This morning I took a little break to make a thank you card for a friend.



For my inspiration I used this fabulous sketch at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges.   It was a fun and easy sketch to work with.  I'm already planning a Christmas card using this sketch.

heathers sketch 2
Simon Says Stamps
The biggest challenge for me came from the fact that I used a sentiment as the focal point and I had to decide what I was going to put in place of the banner in the corner.   I decided to just start laying the card out and see what might come to me.  As I did that I had this small strip of striped paper laying around and I thought it might be cute just to have a little banner with nothing on it.



As you can see I didn't leave it blank.  I like to decorate the inside of my card to reflect the outside, so I punched out some flowers from the banner scraps.  One landed on my paper strip and you can see where I went from there.  :)


Vellum can be tricky to adhere to your project because the adhesive you use will show right through it.  To solve this problem I used tape runner only on the part of the vellum strip that would be hidden under my sentiment panel.   Adhesive sprays also work well if you are in a well-ventilated area.



Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Supplies
Stamps: Million And One (Stampin' UP!)
Paper: Lost & Found Blush (My Mind's Eye), Raspberry Ripple (SU), Silver Glimmer(SU)
Ink: Raspberry Ripple (Stampin' UP!)
Accessories: Bitty Punch Pack (SU), Basic Rhinestones(SU), Vellum (Creative Memories)

5 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

I would love to see the insides of your cards. The outsides are all terrific.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Love the pretty papers you used and the little strips of bling! Just fabulous!! Great job with the sketch!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Heather North said...

Thank you. I haven't posted pictures of the insides in awhile, have I? I'll have to do that again for you soon.

Sherry Piro said...

I am so CASE this card! It's absolutely beautiful. You are so creative Heather! Happy Thanksgiving!

Heather North said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Sherry! I look forward to seeing your CASE.