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:

  1. Love that first one! So clever!

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

    Kathyk

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  3. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. 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.

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

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

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

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  15. 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!

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

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

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  18. 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!

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

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

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  21. 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 ; )

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  22. 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!

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

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