Today's a bittersweet kind of day. This evening I'm delivering orders from the last meeting of the SASS Stamp Club. I've been meeting with this fun group for a while now and have developed some great relationships. Somehow, the second Sunday afternoon of the month just won't be the same. I'll miss the conversations and the laughter. I'll miss the opportunity to stretch myself creatively to design projects that will intrigue and inspire them. Sigh...
To thank the SASS Stamp Club members for the wonderful opportunity to work and play with them, I created this card.
I wanted to use a unique color palette for this card using Not Quite Navy for the card base. So I went to my Stampin' Up! Color Coach, spun around to Not Quite Navy, and voila! The focal point image is stamped in Close to Cocoa on Very Vanilla cardstock. The Very Vanilla cardstock is matted to Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, and Bordering Blue. A piece of Apricot Appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon is tied around the mats and knotted on the front. The curly label image from Vintage Labels is stamped in Close to Cocoa on Very Vanilla and the "thanks so much" sentiment is stamped on the lower half of the label in Sage Shadow. The label is punched out with the Curly Label punch and then adhered to the back of the mat stack so that the sentiment is peeking out from the right side of the Bordering Blue. A strip of Sage Shadow cardstock is stamped with the leafy image from Pocket Silhouettes and then punched with the Pinking Hearts Border punch so that the leaves look like they are hanging down from a shelf. The Sage Shadow strip is adhered to the card front and then the matted, stamped image is adhered to the card front to the left of center.
The leafy bundle image is also stamped along the left edge of the Very Vanilla envelope with the tips of the leaves pointing toward the center of the envelope. Sort of like the leaves are just beginning to cover the "wall" that is the envelope front.
One thing that is not pictured here is the interior of the card. I like to carry the theme of the design to the interior (sentiment area) of the card. If you turn the envelope (in your imagination) to the right so that the leaves are at the top, you'd see the inside of the card. The leaves are stamped across the top edge of a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to look like they are hanging down from a shelf (just like the ones on the Sage Shadow strip on the card front).
And there you have it. A very simple card that conveys a heartfelt sentiment. Words just don't seem to be enough to convey the depth of feeling though...Thanks and Best Wishes to Betsy, Bev, Jackie, Korina, Lori, Pam, Rachel, and Terry. I'll miss you and hope to see you again very soon.
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Vintage Labels; Inks: Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow; Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, So Saffron, Very Vanilla ; Embellishments: Apricot Appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon; Adhesives: SNAIL; Tools: Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Curly Label punch, Pinking Hearts Border punch; Other: Medium Very Vanilla Envelope