Happy Paper Players Sunday, friends! Our first challenge of the month is always a theme challenge and this week it is Kind Thanks appropriately hosted by one of the kindest crafting bloggers I know, LeAnne Pugliese.
Growing up, my mother never let me get away without sending a thank you so, very early on, I learned the importance of a hand-written note! Kind of ironic that years later, my Mom is the one that got me started with Stampin' Up and card-making! :-) Thanks, Mom! Anyhoo, my card today uses these amazing colors at The Color Throwdown #144: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie.
I've been on an pink and orange kick lately so I was delighted to use these colors today for my Simple & Kind Thanks card:
I told 'ya it was simple--somehow it just felt like a clean-and-simple kind of day! My Certainly Celery card base was stamped with an all-time favorite background stamp, Sanded.
I was very saddened to learn that this stamp is on the Last Chance Stamps list as it is truly fantastic background stamp. So great that I will keep on using it even after it retires! I layered the floral stamps from Just Believe in Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie to create my garden.
When I was finished with the garden I stamped a sentiment from Sincere Salutations in Early Espresso just over the garden edge. I almost left the background a plain and simple card base but decided the Pumpkin Pie strip from the brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack would draw your eye to the sentiment in the middle. Does it work?
The inside is just a simple piece of whisper white cardstock but I wanted to pull in all three colors in one stamped image. I inked the leaves of the stamp with Certainly Celery marker and combined Melon Mambo & Pumpkin Pie markers on the flowers to get a multi-colored flower. I also stamped a little celery behind the white cardstock so it didn't look like it was floating!
So there you have it...Kind Thanks, clean and simple style. Be sure to check out the rest of the team's inspiration over at The Paper Players and then go get your craft on! We're welcoming three new Guest Designers so that means there will be 3 more winners selected on Saturday! If you can join us, please load your creation over at The Paper Players by midnight (PST) Friday, June 10th to be in the running for A Cut Above and Headliner. We hope you'll play along!
stamps: just believe, sincere salutations, sanded
ink: melon mambo, certainly celery, pumpkin pie, early espressopaper: certainly celery, whisper white; brights patterns designer series paper stack