Monday, 30 September 2013

Sending Thanks - RS #83 and PP#165

As soon as I saw the challenge at Retro Sketches, I wanted to die cut half of the largest shape in Framelits Apothecary Accents(127003) and use the paper piercing tool and Essentials Paper Piercing stencil(126187) to create a faux envelope flap to suit that sketch.The paper piercing adds a nice finishing touch to that pretty shape.
Next, I teamed it with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge #165 from Paper Players, its such fun deciding which combination to use. I have gone with the top line: Thanks, Button, Ribbon. I DID have a bit of a struggle threading the ribbon through the holes in the button! The Very Vintage Buttons are so pretty, don't you think?

The card is Soft Blue and Very Vanilla and after I had used Summer Silhouette to stamp the base in Smoky Slate, Soft Blue and Marina Mist, I put it through the Big Shot to dry emboss with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder.
The prettiest 'thanks' I could locate in my messy room today was this retired one, I'm sure if I tidied up I could find more things. Maybe tomorrow.......

Don't forget to click on the links to see some more inspiration,

Update:Exciting news for me, I got a SHOUT-OUT from Retro Sketches for this card!!!


  1. I love all of your details on this card! Such a beautiful take on the sketch!

  2. Beautiful take on the sketch...especially with the embossing and stamping in the grey. You've taken a really simple sketch and turned it into something really special!

  3. This is such a fun sketch and I love what you've done with it as well as the tic tac toe challenge...very cute! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  4. Rachel this is such a great way to combine both challenges. I love the embossed layer, it adds so much interest. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week


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