I Am Grateful with Simple Stories

Hi everyone, and happy Friday! Yay for the weekend, right? I know I am always grateful when the weekend rolls around. So I thought today would be the perfect day to share this fun thank you card I made recently for the Simple Stories blog, featuring the adorable I Am collection.

I absolutely adore the script font of this beautiful wood veneer sentiment, and wanted to make it the focal point of my card. Love the large size and how it takes center stage in this simple card design. I decided to alter the wood veneer a bit, to make it stand out even more.

The Wood Veneers are beautiful in their natural state, but are also super easy to alter and embellish to create your own unique embellishments. The “grateful” sentiment piece used here was colored with a Worn Lipstick Distress Marker, which was a perfect match for one of the striped 4×6 SN@P cards from the collection. It only took a minute to color, and I love how the sentiment really pops off the card now, especially layered against a bit of black paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad.

A smaller 3×4 SN@P Card and papers from the 6×6 pad make up the base of the card. I wrapped the card with yellow twine and added a chipboard flower to the bow. Then to help frame the focal sentiment, I added a few small flowers from the Wood Veneers, this time colored with markers and given a coat of glossy accents. Love how the wood finish looks with all that shine.

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


Hello There with BasicGrey

Just a few more days until CHA peeks. 🙂 But in the meantime, I’ll play a bit of catch-up with another fun BasicGrey card. This one is Kelly Purkey’s adorable Second City collection.

AudreyPettit BG SecondCity HelloCardLayers of patterned paper topped with Title stickers and wrapped in twine. Candy buttons in yummy, glittery gold.

AudreyPettit BG SecondCity HelloCard3The base of the card was die cut from a large Spellbinders label die, folded in half. The second layer is a smaller version of the nested dies, this time stitched. The wood arrow was given some highlights with a fined tipped glue and pretty lavender glitter.

AudreyPettit BG SecondCity HelloCard2
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