Jan 062013

I’ve had some cardmaking momentum going the last few days so I decided I’d better ride with it before it runs out.  So I looked up some online challenges and rediscovered some older ones and found a few new ones.

I was pleased to see that CAS-ual Fridays was still very active.  It’s been over a year since the last time I participated in a CAS-ual Fridays challenge, but I decided to give it a go anyway since most of my cards tend to be either clean and simple or clean and layered.  They’re looking for thank you cards this week, and I’ve been wanting to make a few thank you cards for my Operation Write Home stash, so this helped me choose the theme for my card.

One of the new challenges just started last Wednesday.  It’s called Inkspirational, and each week they’ll present a different type of in(k)spiration to spark creativity.  The first week of each month, they’ll have a color challenge.  This time the colors are black, dark pink, and kiwi green.  So I chose Stampin’ Up’s Melon Mambo for the pink, and Lucky Limeade for the green.  I considered Kiwi Kiss but I liked the look of Lucky Limeade better with the pink.  I’m not sure why, but when I see bright colors like these put together, I tend to reach for this one particular stamp set I own that has kind of modern looking line drawings of flowers.  And I decided to use it for this challenge.  Here’s the result:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Everyday Greetings Collection (Wordsworth)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade (SU)
Other: corner rounder punch (SU)

7 Responses to “simple thanks”

  1. Hi Patricia! I love your card design. Perfect for our challenge at Inkspirational Challenges! Thanks for joining in! Best, Yvonne

  2. I love this CAS design and the lined flower is perfect for a CAS card. I really like how you rounded the opposite corners. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational

  3. What a stylish card Patricia, I love the rounded corner details and the image and sentiment complement each other perfectly!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inkspirational and I really hope you join us again soon! Ruth x

  4. Hi 🙂 I really love how you have rounded the corners on the card base, it really fullfill the design 🙂 Thank you so much for joining us at Inkspirational this week, please join us again!

  5. Hi Patricia, your CAS card is gorgeous and so perfect for OWH! The black background is perfect for the bright colors. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

  6. I also like the look of Lucky Limeade with Melon Mambo!!! This card is FABULOUS! LOVE the way you’ve used the lined image–so CAS looking! THANK YOU SO MUCH for joining us at Inkspirational! I can’t wait to see what you make for us next week! 🙂

  7. So glad you came back and played at CAS-ual Fridays! Your card is just stunning. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

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