Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Paper Vineyard DT challenge for today

With the holidays behind us, the PV DT is back, hard at work creating projects to inspire and delight.  Our challenge for Jan 17 was to create a Thank You card featuring an Impression Obsession stamp.  The stamp that was in my package of goodies was simple but elegant.  Kind of a perfect combination for a thank you card I think.

Here's the card I created using it.  I used the beautiful Authentique Gathering Collection from the Nov DT kit.
There was a tag included in the kit. I liked it but the text  on it didn't work for the challenge or was something I'd be likely to use in the future.  So, like any crafter, I opted to alter it.  :)  I used my craft knife to cut just inside the frame of the existing text.  Then I backed it with a scrap of patterned paper from Simple Stories and stamped my thank you sentiment onto it.  Simple, elegant and really fast to put together.  I may have to see  about making more to create a set to have on hand.  Or even to put together a gift set. You always seem to need something like this when you don't have the time to create it.

One other interesting note:  see that orange dotted paper?  That's a little bit of Crate Paper that matched this line perfectly.  So a little reminder, when you get new paper pull out some of your older favorites and see how they work together.  Get more bang for your buck doing this.

If you'd like to recreate this here are the measurements. Card base is A2 kraft.  The patterned paper base is 4 1/4 x 5, the blue patterned block is 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 with a second pattern sized 1 1/2 x 4 1/4 matted and stitched on top.  I use a zig zag stitch with deep orange thread to stitch the 2 patterns together and a cream thread with a straight stitch around the edges.  Tag was simple inked after alterations.  There are lots of ways to attach ribbon to the tag. This time I chose to simple thread the orange & blue thru the hole and then tie them with the 2 colors of twine in a bow.

1 comment:

  1. BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeee the colors, the tag and that stitching!! I haven't done that a lot lately.... need to stalk your machine and get back to it! lol!! Have you gotten your ticket yet? *wink* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)