Friday, January 4, 2013


Hey Everyone! 

With the holidays over, I thought it would be fun to put away the red, green, and glitter ( that will last long!) and create a clean and simple card.  Today I wanted to play along with this weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge: create a clean and simple thank you card.  

Who doesn't need more thank you cards?  Here's my card: 

The stamp set (In Bloom) is from Papertrey Ink.  I think it's so pretty and I was excited to finally be able to use the matching dies thanks to the new big shot (Thanks, Mom!)-- see we're going for a "thanks" theme with this post!  I stamped the flowers with wisteria wonder ink (SU) and colored it with a purple copic marker.  The leaves are stamped in Field Greens mid-tone ink (Hero Arts) and also colored with copics.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches (Simply Said) and is stamped in early espresso ink (SU).  After die-cutting and coloring the flowers and leaves, I glued some directly on the cardstock and used different sized foam dimensionals to create different layers for added dimension.  Lastly, I rounded the top corner to help balance the card. 

Since I used my new die-cutting machine, I'm also going to enter it into this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: New Something. 

Thanks for visiting the blog today!  Hope everyone has been more productive than these two--as you can see, Bear and Audie are hard at work!  Quality control and creativity my foot.  If they keep this up they're being demoted--to chief executive lazy bones (my husband is presently fulfilling the role).

-Lizzy :)


  1. Your card is so pretty! I really like the coloring that you did on the flowers! Tell Bear and Audie to get to work!! :)

  2. This is so elegant! I adore the soft coloring of the flowers paired with the bold colors of the leaves! Your sentiment is perfectly placed, too!!! I hope you get a chance to play along with us at Inkspirational this week and at Technique Tuesday this month! I'd LOVE to see what you make of our challenges! :)

  3. Lovely card, Lizzy. I like the dimension from the popped-up diecut flowers.

  4. Love your pretty...

  5. Lizzy - those flowers look great stamped in a colored ink, and your coloring completed them perfectly! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Gorgeous soft coloring of those flowers, Lizzy! I adore all of the white space and the fun sentiment. Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


Many thanks for each and every thoughtful comment! Your feedback is genuinely appreciated--I only hope you enjoy my cards as much as I enjoy your comments!

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