Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thankful for You

(This is my 2nd post of the day, so please scroll down if you are interested in more.)

Do you have this long list of people to be thankful for?  I do, it's infinite and it's growing every day!  I am feeling really blessed! So, as I was in this thankful frame of mind, and had recently received this lovely stamp set from Ippity called "Thankful for You", I decided to put it to good use and made a mini card, which also happens to fit into their current challenge.

Paper: cardstock (Vintage Cream - PTI); Designer Paper (Blush collection - My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Tea Dye Distress Ink
Stamps: Thankful For You (Ippity)
Other: Gems (Hero Arts); Mini stapler (Tim Holtz); Clear Embossing powder

It's a mini card as I mentioned, measuring 3 1/8" X 4 7/8". I distressed the edges a little before inking it up with some Tea Dye. The dragonfly trail is one stamp, and was also stamped with Tea Dye.

I love simple things!

15 comments:

sheila said...

Hi Brenda....this card seems so very "peaceful" to me. I love the simplicity of it. And, the staples are such a neat touch.

Sue said...

Hello Brenda
It may be mini but your sentiment takes centre stage beautifully, adding the curl at the bottom with the staples adds so much interest and complexity to the muted card.
Smiles:)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda,
This card is simply elegant--I love the dragon flies. Great job.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh... I love this Brenda... it is gorgeous! I love how you curled the bottom edge. I did this recently on a card after seeing someone else do it. I love it!

Barb said...

Gorgeous distressed edges, Brenda! Love the little turned up corner too! Beautiful card!

Lisa said...

This is fantastic! I LOVE how you stapled up the corner to expose contrasting paper :) I really just like the whole thing- how it's softly distressed,the use of paler colors, and the gradiation of the dragonfly down the card.
Beautifully done, B!
BTW- your card on Inspired today is one of my favs :)

Maureen Morton said...

This is so sweet, Brenda - love that sentiment and I know that I am very blessed -say so every day! Love the simplicity of this and the little details. Lovely!

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful card! I really like the turned corner and how your sentiment balances the whole design.

Jacqueline said...

Very effective and appealing Brenda!

walchowDesign said...

Love this "calming colours" on this card with the beautiful dragonflies, Brenda!

I wished I could see some of your S.A sky!

Alice Wertz said...

love love the design. beautiful card, Brenda!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda the turned up corner with the tiny staples is a great touch. A mini card bursting with creativity and thoughtfulness!

Rona said...

Beautiful little card!!! love your distressing and the added pearls!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Ippity Challenge!!

Michelle said...

very sweet, Brenda! I love the dragonflies and the staples!

Trinh said...

Wonderful design! I love the turned up corner with the 3 staples.