Monday, September 20, 2010

Girl Scout Thank You

My Girl Scout troop had a sleepover at another family's home. I was so grateful to them for hosting the party and so grateful that it wasn't at my home! I made this quick little card to follow up with all my verbal thank-yous that I told them at the party. I needed it to be rather flat and mail-able. So, just a center sentiment set on an oval nestie with pop-dots.
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A Little Argyle worked perfectly on the bottom. My SU! Kiwi Kiss never gives me good impressions with my clear stamps and I was about to throw this in the rubbish bin until I decided I kind of liked the distressed look and I went with it.

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I used Rustic White or Rustic Cream for the card base (sorry, I forget which one), some brown ribbon from my stash, A Little Argyle (PTI), Signature Greetings (PTI), Turning a New Leaf (PTI), and the berries are from Out On A Limb (PTI). Kiwi Kiss ink (SU!), Creamy Brown ink (Colorbox).

Okay, lots more editing to do on photos so going to make this a short one. Night all! :)

14 comments:

sillyleann said...

I really love how this turned out. I was interested in what stamps you used for the leaves. Very clever! I would have never guessed Turning a New Leaf. Great idea using it with the berries. I love it when a simple card makes a BIG impression. Great job!

Diane Jaquay said...

I think the distressed look is AWESOME Jennifer! I was trying to figure out how you "made it" look like that lol!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Love your card! That distressed look is just fine!

Noora said...

The distressed look actually very pretty, when I first saw your card I thought to myself" I wonder which ink she used, maybe Tim Holtz"..lol...beautiful card..

Sara Mac said...

Love this Jennifer! I thought you did the distressed stamping on purpose. It looks wonderful. I really love the sentiment panel all dressed up with leaves and berries.

Aimes said...

What a happy mistake! I really like that distressed look - so cool!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Kara said...

love everything on this card!!

Nadine said...

Awesome ideas for the berries! A great way to add some colors to the leaves. The card turned out perfect with the 'distressing!' And you know, I can never tell if it's Rustic White or Rustic Cream unless Im holding the both of them together!

Sue Ann said...

Jenn this is FANTASTIC~~ I love the vintage look!!!

Jill said...

Just wanted to say Hi from another Eastern Iowan. Found my way here from Crafty Storage so will go check out your space. . .

Monica K. said...

This is really cool! Love the distressed look! :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous Jennifer! I love the way your framed the sentiment with those leaves and berries!

Jen Carter said...

Very pretty! Great use of the argyle set!

Amy said...

Love the distressed argyle! But the thing that I noticed first was those cute little berries you added! What a perfect touch!