Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Perfect Sentiments Challenge: Thank You!

It's time for another fun challenge from The Perfect Sentiment!
This week the challenge is to make a card with a "Thank You" sentiment.
The twist is to use this sketch for inspiration:

I love this layout and really enjoyed using it for my card.
Here is what I came up with:

As you can see, I stuck really close to the sketch's layout. It is such a great design that I really didn't want to change it at all.

I colored my bird using Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Wonder crayons and a wet paintbrush.

I used crocheted lace for my side border.

To give a little more color and a "shadow" effect, I cut my label twice and layered them- the vanilla over the red- and stamped my words in black ink.

I chose these wonderful Stampin' Up! vintage flower adornments in the blue and red which match the papers really well. I love how they look on here!

And there you have it.
You have until Tuesday at 10:00PM EST to link up your card over at The Perfect Sentiment.
This week our sponsor is Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps and the prize will be one free digital stamp image.

I hope this has helped inspire you to make your own thank you card to link up and share.
For even more inspiration, please check out all the cards from the other Design Team members from The Perfect Sentiment:
and our Guest Designers:

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out this week's challenge from The Perfect Sentiment. As always, your comments make my day. I'd love to hear what you think! :-)

Included among the items used to make this card are:
Stampin' Up! card stock: Very Vanilla; Cherry Cobbler
Patterned paper by Kaiserkraft
Spellbinder's Fancy Tags die
Stampin' Up! Vintage Flower Adornments
Sentiment Stamp: Stampin' Up! Short & Sweet stamp set
Bird Image stamp: Stampin' Up! Touch Of Nature stamp set
Ink: Brown StazOn for bird image; Jet Black Archival ink for sentiment
Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wonder crayons


Jenn Fontaine said...

Just beautiful!!

I love the crocheted lace border- so lovely!

You did a great job watercolouring the bird and I love the softness of the sponging around it- perfect touch!

Great idea with the shadow effect on the label!

The little flowers are a wonderful finishing touch!

Margaret said...

GORGEOUS! I'm so excited to be joining you on the DT for Perfect Sentiments. Sure hope I can keep up.

Parables of a Crafter said...

You tore this challenge up!!! Color, ingredients, layout and inspiration make this a spectacular creation!!! Keep em coming!!

shaunnaRooskie :) said...

such a beautiful card, Sarah!

Sassy said...

Beautiful .... the lace, the DSP, the bird, the coloring, the color combo - perfection!

Rochelle Sodipo said...

So classy and elegant Sarah! Did you pop over and get that submission schedule from Card Maker Mag?????

Kate said...

OMG, your card is just beautiful. You have inspired me to dig out my SU crayons!!

Unknown said...

Hi Sarah, your card is beautiful and the coloring of the bird is so pretty. I love the texture of the cotton lace and flowers. Very nice. Thanks for visiting my blog today, good to see you!

Have a great day!

MrsD07 said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card!