Friday, September 9, 2011

Thank You Cards (with a favorite color combo)!

The Heart 2 Heart Blog challenge this week was to create something using our favorite color combination. For me, that is much easier said than done, simply because I have so many different favorite color combos (it's almost impossible to pick just one)!! So I decided to show you one of the latest color schemes that I truly loved using the now retired Veranda papers that I find myself going back to again and again. The colors I used here include Cocoa, Colonial White, Creme Brulee, Juniper, and Olive. The stamp sets I used to create these two cards (above) include Unscripted C1465, Hooray Bouquet D1491 (to stamp the daisy that I cut using my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, "flower6" cut on colonial white cardstock at 1" and then stamped with Hooray Bouquet and Creme Brulee ink), and also Thank You D1361 for the sentiments.

Below you will see a few variations on this card that some of my card-making students came up with this week! On Thursday 9/8 I taught my friend Gloria's teen mother class (high-school age girls) to create these thank you cards with me. For most of them, this was the very first time they have ever picked up a stamp, and...just as I expected...these girls definitely have a knack for creativity! I loved how so many of the girls used the pre-cut paper pieces I provided in a completely different way and created their own original works of art! Beautiful work girls!! I really enjoyed my time with you teaching you how to stamp. Your thank you cards all turned out so lovely!


The Paper Princess. . . Michelle Auten said...

I love these cards, Jen! The color palette is so soft and soothing. :-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at H2H this week!

Haley D. said...

Veranda is still one of my all-time CTMH faves! Thanks for sharing all of these lovely cards with us at H2H!

Tamytha said...

Jen. Love your usual. I have given you a blog award. Check out my blog to see it.