I just had to use the dies my mother gave me for Christmas on my thank you card for her. And I thought it was pretty appropriate that I use some of my first playing-around-with-paper-to-hand cuts, too: I only cut a new body for this card. I wanted a sort of neutral person-color, so I chose kraft paper.
My little figure looked cute and cozy on the front of the card, but very alone. So I turned to my tapes and picked out this bronze-y diagonal plaid -- I think it goes pretty well with the colors, and works okay with the plaid of the hat and scarf. It helps the card look less kindergarten-project-y.
I tried stamping my sentiment directly on the red with a vaguely kraft-colored ink, but it just didn't show up. Then I covered that effort with the blue circle and tried again... it still doesn't show up very well, but at least it's visible!
I'm entering this plaid-decked card in the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge: New Something (the dies, the die cutter, the tape, ...even the red paper is new!)
- Loves Rubberstamps 32: Anything Goes (While the 'thank you' is by Lawn Fawn, it's not actually sold separately -- so it doesn't seem fair to count it as one potentially carried by Loves.)
Supplies: (tape is by Recollections/Michaels)