Sunday, February 23, 2014

Retrosketch Thanks

Next weekend I have a bridal shower for the daughter of a dear friend.  The daughter's name just happens to be Becca, so you know I like her already.  Becca is marrying a military pilot so her wedding colors are yellow and navy...which just happens to be one of my favorite color combos.  So now I really like her!

I went looking for a good sketch to help me pull together some quick but beautiful cards she can use to write thank you notes.  Using retrosketches challenge #103, here's what I came up with:

The yellow cardstock was cut with CTMH Artiste (p. 56) with the center circle filled in.  The tag was cut from CTMH Art Philosophy (p. 60) then run through an embossing folder which has a break in the stripe pattern built into it (as opposed to running the top 2/3 of the tag through once then lining up the bottom third and running it through again).

I stamped the "thanks" in CTMH Outdoor Denim first, affixed the yellow circle and trimmed off the edges, glued down the navy polka dot ribbon, and added a crochet flower over top.   The sketch called for another circular shape at the top left of the tag, but I didn't want to add any more color.  White sequins to the rescue.  Really, I don't know what I did before sequins!!

I hope my friend's Becca likes what this Becca made for her.

Until next time,

P.S.  If anyone knows how to reinstate photos on my blog, I'd love to hear from you.  I deleted them off my phone, or so I thought.  It wasn't until all 800+ were gone that I realized I had deleted them from my blog, too.  I've restored a small portion of them, but I'm running out of Olympics to sit and watch while I do it.


  1. These "thank-yous" are lovely AND mailable! The bride-to-be will appreciate that! Isn't it fun to be able to create things to perfectly suit the recipient? Love that about paper-crafting...

    1. Funny you should mention "mailable" because that was exactly what I was thinking. When I make cards I plan to send, I'll go for the "extra postage needed embellishments" but try to stay away from them for normal folks. Again...not sure what I did before sequins because they still add bling without adding bulk.

  2. Love your clean design and great color combo! Thanks for playing along with us at Retrosketches!


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