Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thank You / ESS Sketch #46

I needed a thank you card to send to a family member for their help in making a gift special.

I was cleaning my workspace and I had this Inkadinkado Birds Galore stamp set out; and my attention went to that 'mystic' owl image. I got this urge to ink it so I went with that. The body of the owl reminded me of the EK Success edge punch; so it was meant to be! :)

This is my take on this week sketch:

I also wanted to participate in this week ESS Sketch #46 where Tracy Clemente brought us another simple sketch that leaves a lot of room to play! I didn't have time to play last week so I didn't want to miss my chance this week and took the first opportunity I got!

I have had this DCWV The Pocket full of Posies stack for years now; and I challenged myself to use it. I pulled some colors from this funky stress pattern paper and filled some of the blank spaces with my Cuttelbug embossing folders; including two of my all time favorites, the swiss dots and the edge folder on top of the card - this was inspired by this week's challenge on The Cuttlebug Spot (to use our favorite embossing folders) :).

I really do like how the edge punch matches the image. I used the JudiKins color duster to color to mirror some of the stressing in the pattern paper.

Had a great time making this card and using some of my stash instead of just stashing them :) -- and that is always a GOOD thing! :)

Owl - Inkadinkado Birds Galore 97625
"Thank You" - Inkadinkado Collaged Expressions 97610
Momento Sweet Plum ink
Cuttlebug Branch embossing folder
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Cuttlebug Frills Volant embossing border
DCWV The Pocket full of Posies Stack, DCWV Texture paper

JudiKins Color Duster
Cat's Eye Yellow Amber ink

EK Success border punch


Steph said...

Carol this is beautiful! I love the owl and the bright colors you chose. So happy you joined us for this weeks CBS challenge! Hope you'll join us again soon!

Anonymous said...

Most excellent, Carol!!! I LOVE how you used your stash!!! That should be my new motto! I think you did an awesome job on Tracy's sketch challenge and the CB challenge. beautiful use of your embnossing folders, edger punch and your stamped images...glad to see you back, friend!!! TFS: Tinla

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow Carol! Beautiful colors and great use of the folders. Thanks for joining us at TCS. xxD

Tracy said...

You go girl. And extra points for using your stash!! I love the colors on this card. And is that a new punch I see, that I *need*! I'm so glad you had a chance to play this week Carol. Missed you last week!

Armie said...

Oooohhh Carol, way to go on using your stash!! And it came out sooo beautifully my friend..really niceee!! You rocked this sketch big time!!

Have a great rest of the week and love the card/owl!! :o)

anthonette said...

Ohhh wow love the cuttlebug and paper edge punch. The colors are so nicely put together. Way to go on this sketch Carol! Have a great week.

Amanda Winkelman said...

Love the colors!!! And what a cute owl!

toners said...

Gorgeous! And way to go for using your stash!! Really beautiful colors, Carol :)

Anonymous said...

Pretty paper and love the use of the embossing folders! I also like how the border punch goes so well with the patterned paper! Thanks for playing along at TCS!

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