Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Bold Hello...

Took a break at lunch today to spin through some of my favorite crafty blogs, and meandered from Denise's The Paper Landscaper page to some of her Color Throwdown team member pages.  When I opened up Barbara Anders' page I fell in LOVE with her thank you card (here). 

On my way home I had a bit of shopping to do, and noticed that A.C. Moore was having a sale on Tim Holtz products.  Of course I stopped in, and along with some tissue tape I found the PERFECT design paper to CASE Barbara's design...  DCWV - the Cafe Mediterranean mat stack.  A quick stop at the single sheets for some matching solids of Bazzill textures and I was heading home to create!

Here's my take on the design...


This card came together so fast!  I love it, and have TONS of other patterned papers to play with from the mat stack.  I'm pretty sure this layout will become a fall back when I need some quick cards.  I used my Hero Arts Everyday Sayings and Tombow markers for the sentiment.  The design can fit a variety of sentiments as needed, so versatile - another reason to love it!

The final touch was a butterfly from the EK Success three part punch to coordinate with the tissue tape.  My appologies for the dark photo.  Card, photo and blog post all in a few hours - a record for me, I think!  {grin}  I tossed all the parts into a little bin to tote along with me to the OWH card party in a few weeks.  I don't think I'll be able to put full kits together, but if someone wants to toss a few together they can.

Thanks for visiting!
~Kathy

3 comments:

Carol L said...

This is a great take on Barb's card! I really like those designer papers you used. They're warm and inviting.
How 'bout Misty and Kerri winning gold last night? What a game huh!? I was elated for both of them, and so glad to have been able to witness Olympic history being made! See you soon :)

Debi! said...

Good to see you are still creating cards! (Envy)!! I will in another month or so, if we are settled! LOVE the colors!!! and the use of space!

Denise Marzec said...

Great card. Love the paper strips!