Friday, January 21, 2011

A Thank You for Sister Rose

Our girls were baptized two weeks ago, and my dear friend, Sister Rose was such an amazing help that day I wanted to send her a thank you note. 

Alas, I was stymied, I had no idea what to do, how to do it.  I have been out of the studio so long the ideas were stalled and NOTHING was coming to me.  OH NO!  My mojo was gone!

Thank goodness for Jaydee!  She posted her card for this week's Paper Players challenge--a color challenge--and I was immediately struck with inspiration.  :happy sigh:

The challenge was to use Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, River Rock and Rose Red in a project.  I wanted the Rose Red to be a little "pop" of color to draw interest to the sentiment, so I stamped the sentiment in the Baja Breeze and then had a butterfly from my "Beautiful Wings" embosslit resting on it. 

But, then I worried, maybe the sentiment was lost?  Maybe it needed to have a little more "pop" to it? So, I created this card:
I'm not sure which one I like more.  I'm leaning towards the first one, as it is a bit more subtle, but this one is lovely as well.

I lined the inside of the card and added another butterfly to tie the front and inside together.


This card uses:

Stamp Set: "Short and Sweet"
Paper: Very Vanilla, River Rock, Baja Breeze and Rose Red
Inks: Baja Breeze, Rose Red
Accessories: "Elegant Bouquet" embossing folder, "Beautiful Wings" embosslit

I'm hoping this has now opened the floodgates and I'll be back to stamping once more.  :fingers crossed:

7 comments:

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh, I love this set of CAS cards! The embossing is great and love both of the cards, but I like the first one just a bit better too! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players!

jimlynn said...

I'm just totally in love with BOTH of them!!! So very pretty.
Lynn

Nance said...

They're both beautiful! I love the CAS layout and how the River Rock mat makes the other colors POP! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

They are both lovely cards...so clean, classy and elegant!

LeAnne said...

They are both gorgeous and so appeal to my CAS little heart! So glad we could help you out!

Always Playing with Paper said...

These are both so beautiful! I love that embossing folder and always forget to use it! So happy to see you back at the Paper Players Rach!
Smiles,
Lesley

Rose said...

Very sweet card, I like the second one better, I like the pop of the red in the thank you.