Monday, October 27, 2014

Thankful



Hey everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Ours was blissfully free from any major plans, lots of family time, great weather, and some time with friends too.  Way too short!

Anyway, I thought I would share a card I made a while back, but haven't gotten around to posting.

This is one of those cards that looks more time consuming than it really is.  Sometimes you just need a few great products and you can whip something amazing up in no time.

I used Paper Smooches' Retro Arrow Die with some Studio Calico woodgrain cardstock to make the front piece.  This was popped up over a gorgeous print from Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields collection.  It's got a wheat field (or I guess strawberry field) that transitions to sky and has some bokeh effects in it too.  I chose a portion that included that transition.



The sentiment was die cut from that same paper, a little further down on the sheet so that the yellows are a little bit brighter and more intense.  To ground the sentiment I added another small strip of that same paper.

That's all for today!  Hope you have a great start to your week!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Studio Calico - Woodgrain paper; Webster's Pages - Strawberry Fields Field of Gold paper; Avery Elle - Silver Fox cardstock
Other:  Paper Smooches - Retro Arrow Die; Papertrey Ink - Phrase Play #7 Die; Scotch - Foam Adhesive; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

23 comments:

  1. So nice when something so simple comes together in such a lovely way! I love that 'thankful'! I got it, too...pretty much just for the 'thankful' word! (And I really like the funky little leaf that comes with it!) It's such a great stand alone sentiment...looks lovely here!!!

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  2. Yep. This is AWESOME! Love it!

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  3. Just an overall AWESOME card! Perfect for the guys! I love it!!! I know your intentions are not to be an enabler, but I want the Retro Arrow and Phrase Play dies! Putting those on my wishlist. I always love seeing what you do with the most simplest things and turning it into something extremely awesome!

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  4. This is GORGEOUS! I love the die cutting out of that wood paper, it's so so good!

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  5. This is so fabulous. The woodgrain paper is perfect.

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  6. Gorgeous! Everything on here is a match made in heaven!

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  7. I love your use of this die! The colors peeking out from behind look awesome. Great card!

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  8. Like whoa!! Awesome card! Love the die, going to add that to my wish list!!

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  9. So gorgeous! I loveeeeee the wood grain!!!!!!!

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  10. This card is really awesome! Love it!

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  11. Great card! Makes me want to bust out my Silhouette!

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  12. I love it!

    Sounds like a perfect weekend!

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  13. You probably know what a sucker I am for anything woodgrain, so this card screams perfection to me! Also the choice of the wheat patterned paper for the background? Even more perfection :D

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  14. This is beautiful! Your cards are rocking!!!

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  15. This card is ridiculously awesome! I did one of those audible gasps--just love this! Makes me really want this die :) well done Miriam! And thank you for always stopping by my blog to say hi. I always want to discuss back with you-lol

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