Thursday, 15 November 2012

OLW114/CTS6 - Christmas Thanks




This week's One Layer Wednesday challenge is being hosted by Cheryl. The challenge is to make a holiday thank you.

This is actually the second card I made. I had an idea that looked something like this photo. My plan was to use a solid green triangle rather than the 'a', and so I went hunting through my Christmas tree stamps. I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, but I did find a really fun Hero Arts stamp. I wondered if it was completely out of proportion, but tried it anyway - here's the result:


I'm linking this one up to this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:



I love the pops of colour and the way the letters look like they're behind the tree, due to the masking, but I'm still not sure. So I went back to my original idea, but used the 'a', which, conveniently, looks something like a Christmas tree. I like them both, but definitely, each has its own feel.

It amazes me how one little decision can make such a big difference. And if you notice, I still haven't done the solid green triangle (my original idea) - I could probably make all my Christmas thank you cards using this basic idea, and still have no two the same! I love this hobby!


23 comments:

Laura B. said...

Love that first one! So clever!

Kathyk said...

THey're both fab but my fave's the first one too

Kathyk

Geri said...

Wouldn't want to have to choose! The first one is definitely clean & simple in a contemporary way; the second one is clean & simple with a whimsical, almost Dr. Seuss look.

Both cards are sporting some pretty awesome crisp stamping too :)

Gabby said...

Love both of these clever and cute designs. I so admire how clean and precise you can stamp. Me, not so much. I try. :)

Craftilicious said...

You are such a genius! The first one is totally inspired :-D

Carla said...

Love both of these cards! Loving the bright, cheery ink colours - gorgeous!
Carla

shirley-bee said...

Great cards! I think the first one is my fave - that A tree is so cool!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth you are rockin' out the thank you cards. Excellent.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fantastic holiday thank you cards, Ardyth! Brilliant use of colors, as always!!

Marcia K said...

Love the first card and ho-ho-ho what a treat to scroll down and find the second one, too. Beautiful coloring.

Bobby said...

I love this hobby, too, because I dislike making the same thing over and over, and with paper you can change one little thing and get a whole new look. For example: your fabulous cards.

Cheryl said...

How clever Ardyth! I love the first one..... Just adorable!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Both are terrific and very clever!!! Love them! So HAPPY you're playing along with us Ardyth!

Wida said...

Your card just shined in the gallery, I do love the first one, that was a fun surprise when I got to your blog!

lostinpaper said...

Supa FUN take on the sketch! LOVE how you used the tree as the panel, it's so clever!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

mypapercraftworld said...

Fantastic bold colours and so investive with the A as a tree on both ... brilliant! Anita :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Oops, that was meant to be inventive! Anita :)

Jen W. said...

Love how each card has such a completely different feel to it. They're both adorable but I love the crispness of the first one!

Deanna said...

Clever cards and what a fantastic idea for the green A. Love both cards Ardyth!

Kelly Griglione said...

Ack! A Christmas tree "A" ... of course! Why haven't I thought of this?!

N@ Ali said...

your entries for CTS#6 are great, but I must say that these two cards steal my heart! thank you for joining us at CTS ; )

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Ardyth, you are such a clever, clever girl! I adore your ability to look at a sketch and come up with the unexpected. This is absolutely darling! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS(E) This Sketch - we're so glad you did!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous cards & CONGRATS on your CTS HM Ardyth :) :) :)