Sunday, April 12, 2015

Always read the fine print...

...like the date a challenge ends! The Challenge is switching to a weekly format and I missed the anniversary challenge because my pea brain didn't absorb that! I'm back again with a thank you card that took a few attempts to get right.


Supplies: papers from Bo Bunny; stamps from PTI; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Versamark & black detail EP; Wplus9 banner die; Paper Smooches black twine; button from stash


I was determined to use this paper, and what took so long to finish the card was the multiple attempts at a sentiment. I just could not get it to work - I tried it on black, on white, and finally settled on this smidge of krafty patterned paper. I had to cobble together the rectangular mat to tie in the colour somehow (it's actually 2 pieces of paper...luckily enough to do the job!)

So note to self, The Challenge is now WEEKLY!! 



xoxo,
Jessi

12 comments:

Mam said...

And your attempt was well worth the effort. A very elegant card.

Anita said...

An awesome thank you card! So glad you came back to join us at The Challenge this week!

Leslie Hanna said...

You did well! That sentiment banner is perfect, and if you pieced papers, I can't see it. #WINNING

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love this take on the sketch, Jessi! Your card is wonderfully elegant and vintage. Well done! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at The Challenge!

Chris D. said...

This is gorgeous. That is all.

walchowDesign said...

Your determination on using the paper pays off, Jessi! This card turned out so elegant and the colour matches perfectly!

Carol L said...

It looks like you planned it all this way! What an elegant look with those beautiful papers, colors and patterns!!

lostinpaper said...

So elegant Jessi, can't see any struggle from here at all!

Lesley said...

This is so elegant, Jessi! Love the big flourish! Thank you so much for joining us, sorry about the new format! LOL! Hugs!!! xo

Lindsey said...

Wow, this is one elegant thank you card! Love the rich colours... and the sentiment banner looks perfect.

Greta said...

Wow--your attempts sure were worth it! This is such a beautiful card, Jessi!

Dana said...

Stunning!! So elegant too! Love the pattern kraft you used, it goes great with the black and red!!