I needed a masculine thank you card today and thought that I'd share this simple one with you. The starting point was my paper shelves, where this piece of Scenic Route Summer Collection paper stood out as a good possibility. I liked its strong graphic quality as well as its colors; and the way the branch that runs up the side was positioned, I saw a potential framing feature for a sentiment.
Because most of my "thank you" sentiments are fairly small or else "scripty," this seemed like a perfect opportunity to pull out my Just Rite Stampers Brayton font again, along with the Harmony Rectangular Set. (Yes, I know I've mentioned that it's my current favorite stamp font!) Seriously though--it was a good fit--clean and crisp like the background paper. I used a couple of Versamagic inks to get a two-toned sentiment, Spanish Olive and Turquoise Gem. Then I matted it in PaperTrey Ink Dark Chocolate cardstock and sewed around it with a straight stitch reminiscent of a tag on the back of a pair of comfortable jeans. In addition to some Antique Linen distress ink, a couple of sanded buttons and a Dark Chocolate grosgrain ribbon finished it off.
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I hope that you are having a great week! We've had Vacation Bible School this week, where I've been doing crafts with the preschoolers. Some random observations:
- Three-year-olds and glue are quite the combination. . .
- Washable marker comes off of skin, but it may take a couple of days.
- All it takes to get the whole class up in arms is for one little girl to matter-of-factly state that she is the boss, and everyone else has to do what she says.
- If Noah's Ark sinks in the aquarium during playtime, you need to get it out before the kids all notice.
- And, finally, not all kids appreciate the subtleties of shrink plastic: "But where is my big rainbow? I WANT MY BIG RAINBOW!!!"