Hi there! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. A cold front came through this weekend and the weather is a whole lot cooler! Today's highs were in the low 70s. Woohoo! I celebrated by turning off the A/C, opening the windows and enjoying the clear blue skies and light breeze. Awesome!
For today's post, I used the Inspiration in Action Weekend Sketch Challenge (IA106) to make some Thank You cards for a recent workshop. It seemed strange using pastel colors after making so many cards for Fall and the holidays recently; however, these colors and the Designer Series Paper were used for one of the projects we made at the workshop. I thought that using them for the card might be a reminder of the fun that they had papercrafting.
The focal point on this card uses a technique called paper piecing. The dessert pedestal was inked and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. The dessert and cherry stamps were inked and stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips. Then they were adhered above the dessert pedestal with SNAIL. The front of the Whisper White envelope was stamped rather than paper-pieced. It's a little trickier to line up the stamps once they are inked, but using a Stamp-a-ma-jig can help with lining things up properly.
If you need to make a card (or stack of cards) in a hurry and are struggling with inspiration for the design, check out the sketch challenges on the web. There are lots of talented card designers out in the blogosphere. I've identified a few of them on my sidebar under "Challenges" so that you can reference them if you run into a design road block.
Stamps: On a Pedestal, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Classic Inks: Certainly Celery, Garden Green, So Saffron; Many Marvelous Markers: Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, So Saffron; Designer Series Paper: Tea Party; Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Garden Green, So Saffron, Whisper White; Embellishments: Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon; Adhesives: SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots; Tools: Paper Snips, Paper Cutter/Scorer, Scallop Edge punch, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch; Other: Medium Whisper White envelope