Sunday, January 30, 2011

Black Tie Optional Thank You Note- SU only card

Hello folks! I have a card for you today that uses tons of supplies but it is much easier than it looks. It is one of those projects that you might look t and decide that it is way too complicated but it only looks that way. It is in reality a card that gives a lot of bang for the buck...the kind that a recipient thinks you slaved over but in fact, you moved on to watching more TV sooner than they think. Check it out!
And my customary side shot for extra detail:
This is a card that I designed years ago, using non-SU materials. I may have even blogged about it before I became a demo for SU. Well, it has always been a fav and I kept the sketch in my card journal. I came across it the other day and knew that it could be reworked, using SU products and give an equally dramatic result. The Love Letter DSP has not let me down yet! This paper pack is so versatile despite the fact that it only coordinates with 3 colors. I have used it on fun/whimsical cards as well as more formal projects and I just love it. Here, it is combined with Chantilly Lace Trim, Basic Pearls, and Distressed Paper Daisies for a vintage look. I sponged the edges of the various layers with Tea dye ink (included in this year's brand new Distress Kit) to further age the materials. The focal point image is cut with my Big Shot and the Sizzlet Little Leaves die. I stamped the sentiment with the thanks tag included in the Perfect Punches stamp set and then punched it out with the coordinating Scallop Oval punch.

This card is a perfect example of how a little embellishment can bring a relatively simple project up to a whole new level, huh? Sometimes I quit at just the basics when just a little more effort gives it the WOW factor. For more info on this card or the products I used, please ask! I would be glad to help. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Another one to love.

  2. Kyla, This is a WOW card for me! Love the colors>

  3. Love how dramatic this one turned out. Very elegant!