Monday, January 28, 2013

Neutral Thoughts

I needed a quick sympathy card today, and here it is.  I searched around for sketch inspiration and came up with The Paper Players 130.

I started off with scraps that were on my desk....again!  The Crumb Cake background paper was used on my last project, as well as part of the main image.  For the card in my last post, I cut out the center "heartfelt" piece from the Layered Labels set.  For this card I used the outside of the stamped piece, sponged it with some Crumb Cake, and layered it over a vanilla scrap I stamped with the "Your In My Thoughts" sentiment.  I popped it up with dimensionals to give it some extra interest.

I thought there was space that needed to be filled in under the sentiment, so I grabbed the new Designer Builder Brads and some linen thread.  

In my last post, which was for the Dynamic Duos color challenge, I mentioned that I had a hard time putting together a card with the neutral challenge colors.  Today, with basicly the same color scheme, it came together in a snap.  It's funny how some things work out!

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Layered Labels, Word Play
Paper: Early Espresso, Vanilla, Print Poetry DP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Accessories: Designer Builder Brad, Linen Tread, Oval Famelits

Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Jenny, This card is purely elegant. Such a beautiful use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week. Brian

  2. I am such a neutral girl myself and just was drawn to yoour cards in your last few posts. It made me want to share this because you may enjoy the look too. Thank you for inspiring us!


  3. Very pretty, Jenny! I love that of my favorites from the new pad! And your embellishment is beautiful! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players sketch this week!

  4. Beautiful, Jenny! I love the neutral colors and the sponged edges. The brad adds to the overall vintage feel of this gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  5. What a beautiful and elegant card! I love the metal brad in the center. So pretty! I hope you're staying warm in those cold temps! 30 below!! Brrrrrrr....

  6. Just gorgeous, Jenny! I love the elegant feel and the soft color combo. The metal brad is the perfect touch. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)