Card Recognition

Saturday, November 17, 2012

thank you cards

I've got a series of thank you cards to share today, so thankful...  (for my family, for the yummy May Arts ribbon on these projects, for the inspiring art in my children, for my blog friends who are seriously the nicest people in the world, for my neighbor who commisioned me to make all these cards)


I started with the intention of playing along with the Waltzingmouse Blog Party, this month's theme is gratitude.  I stamped the Big Blooms leaves onto Hero Arts designer paper and added some color with distress ink and perfect pearls.  I used the WMS Sketch Challenge for this card.  But after I'd cut out all the leaves I decided to make a few more cards, so I went looking for some other sketch challenges.



This one uses this week's Retro Sketches.  



This one uses CAS(E) this sketch.



And this one uses this week's PTI Make It Monday "faux pocket" challenge.  I had an extra tag from my thankful tree May Arts project (click here to see the final result) so I added the leave and some more woven burlap ribbon and burlap string.  Which works great for the Moxie Fab World Challenge.  If you made it this far, congrats!  And all of these cards work well for the Simon Says Stamps "Thank You" challenge.  Now we're off to sit in the rain at the local supermarket for the Cub Scouts "Scouting for Food" food drive.   

24 comments:

jen said...

You are on fire! I love all of these- the textures are amazing!

Rose said...

awesome cards :) love the tag one!!!

lostinpaper said...

Your cards are Stunning! Love the monochromatic colour scheme and all that wonderful added texture!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Julia Aston said...

Wow Erin, you really got a lot of mileage out of your stamped leaves - great colors on these wonderful fall cards!

Kelly S. said...

What lovely rustic cards, Erin! The leaves are perfect in that golden brown hue and paired with the woodgrain stamping and embossing. Love that gingham BUTTON!! I spotted it right away :) And nobody does ribbon like May Arts!!

Mynnette said...

These are all amazing! LOVE all the browns you used and all the texture you created with your stamping and fabrics! Beautiful work! :)

Renee said...

Love my May Arts ribbon...
I've been known to buy favorites by the entire roll!! :)
And what a fabulous collection of cards...
they're all fabulous!
And have to agree with Kelly...
that leaf is gorgeous in the brown hues!!

Deborah Frings said...

A lovely set of thank you cards! I do like the leaves with the subtle text pattern!

Tracey McNeely said...

Erin what a beautiful set of thank yous. All lovely.

sanketi said...

Lovely set of cards!!!!

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous cards of thankfulness! Love them all! Love the May arts ribbon! I am trying to be good and not order anything for a bit...
:) Jill

Marybeth said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! Love the Kraft color on all of them.

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...don't you love that sentiment from Karen...your set of cards is amazing. Love the neutral tones and earthy feel. awesome Erin!

~amy~ said...

love these...those leaves are wonderfully artsy. Awesome au natural color combos...

veronica said...

what great layers! love those leaves.

Amy Kolling said...

Gorgeous rustic fall cards! Love the velvety ribbon and that gingham button!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Love this series of cards! The earthy feel is wonderful!!! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

Cathy Weber said...

What a great big bunch of great cards...love the woodsy feel with all the woodgrain and leaves.

Lisa Carroll said...

Such beautiful cards! Perfect colors and details for the season. :) Thank you for playng along in our "Thanksgiving / Thank You" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp chalenge blog! xox

Teresa Kline said...

oh wow, I adore all of these, luvin the neutrals...have a fabulous day!

enjoy *~*

Karen B. said...

These are gorgeous fall cards!

Kim said...

Stunning...love that brown velvet ribbon, it really sets your card off and your leaves, just beautiful.

Sashika Taylor said...

Wow! What a fabulous set of cards. Really like the colour scheme and the woodgrain pattern x

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Someone's been a very busy girl! Love the amazing texture that you've added to each of these projects, and your take on the sketch is really great and innovative! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS(E) This Sketch - we're so glad you did!