Sunday, January 6, 2013

Throwdown Thank You

Finally, after a week of struggling, I feel like I'm getting back in the card making groove.  I always feel awkward when I come back from a break and I was really starting to panic especially as I had some deadlines to meet for special orders. Today though, I made progress.  I got 3 special orders done and even played along with two challenges.  Whoop whoop! This card is for my cousin as a thank you for a Christmas gift.  I used the colours from the Colour Throwdown challenge (as I thought they had a masculine feel) and the Memory Box Meadow Bird (as the gift was "To Kill A Mockingbird" related).  Hopefully the mojo will keep grooving tomorrow and I'll have lots more to share this week!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Crumb Cake, Soft Suede) Stampin' Up, (Kiwi) DCWV
Patterned Paper:  (Collage Backgrounds) Paper Reflections
Stamp:  (Sentiment from To/From Petals) Hero Arts
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Soft Suede) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Ranger
Dies:  (Meadow Bird) Memory Box, (Nesties Peony) Spellbinders
Punches:  (1/8" and 1/4" hole punches) McGill
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger


Joyce said...

This is so pretty. I like how you used those colors.

Lynn said...

I love the gorgeous script background. Perfect!

lostinpaper said...

Gotta say, I'm a bit slow getting back on track (I've currently been working on the same card for 3 days...), but totally enjoying it all the same! Your card is so elegant Jen, these colours are perfect for this design!

Jay Gee said...

Wow Jen, sounds like you had a productive day! I am a 'one card at a time' girl and I struggle with that :) Love the way you used the colours for this card and it sounds like a perfect card for the gift.

Jessi Fogan said...

I SO HEAR YOU! Sometimes it takes me having that sort of deadline panic to get going, though. Procrastination is my best friend some days. Too cool an idea, to match the theme of the thank you with the theme of the gift! Is it just me or would that be especially fun for wedding thanks?

Karen B. said...

Awesome colors!

Lindsey said...

Awesome card! I really like the look of those nested die cuts framing the yellow bird. And isn't it nice when someone _really_ knows your interests? :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Great color mixing, Jen! I love that MB bird and how it totally pops in the Kiwi color, but my favorite part is the subtly matching paint splotches linking it with the sentiment ... brilliant!