Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CPS Day 11 - many thanks

I'm back with my card for day 11 of Card Positioning Systems 5th anniversary celebration. Here is the sketch (#170):

I needed to make a thank you card for a very generous gal in the Hero Arts Flickr group (thanks again, Greta!), and I knew that I wanted to use the Hero Arts Zigzag background, but like I said in day 10's post, I just can't get enough Paper Smooches lately. And there's a super cute "many thanks" stamp in my poor lonely "Word Salad" set (can't wait to get my first installment of the PS club next month!), so I decided to have some fun using the "many thanks" with the zigzag. I rarely use purple in my projects, so I thought I'd challenge myself to do something I little different. I stamped the zigzag background onto a purple card base using Colorbox fluid chalk ink in Wisteria. I stamped the entire "many thanks" stamp onto a strip of white cardstock using black ink. Then I did a WHOLE bunch of masking (of "many") and stamping (of just "thanks") to create a background with many thanks on it, using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dusty Concord. And now for the paper yummies:

I stamped the cute little heart from the Word Salad set on either side of the "many thanks", then colored them yellow to match my button and baker's twine. I used the new trick that I "invented" for tying shorter ribbons, and added a couple of stacked buttons. I finished it off with some Glossy Accents on the little hearts. I think it turned out really cute. Here's a closer view:
I'm submitting this card to Paper Smooches March Guest Designer Search, and playing along at Cupcake Craft Challenges "Entwined" challenge. Thanks for looking!

Supplies: card base: Hampton Art; cardstock: Georgia Pacific; stamps: Hero Arts (background), Paper Smooches (sentiment, heart); ink: Tsukineko (black), Clearsnap (purple zigzag), Ranger (purple sentiments); dimensional glaze: Ranger; ribbon/buttons: craft supply; baker's twine: Divine Twine; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers


  1. Cute design! Thanks for playing along with us at CPS!!

  2. This is such a great card IRL--I love it! Thanks, Kim

  3. What a lovely card! Love the colors and pretty details! Thanks for joining us at the cupcake craft challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  4. Gorgeous card and lovely design,thank you for joining us at Cupcake craft this week and good luck.
    Louise xx