Monday, March 26, 2012

A Simple Thank You

When it comes to doing Thank You notes, I tend to keep the designs on the simple side, as I want the emphasis to be on the note inside, rather than on the card.  This is fertile ground for the Clean and Simple concept that was so beautifully introduced via a superb online class held this past winter.  Jennifer McGuire, Julie Ebersole, and Kristina Werner did a fantastic job in getting tons of inspiration across to students interested in learning more about this often difficult design concept.  Clean and Simple can be harder to do as there are so few elements you can use to hide any errors or cover up bad design.  Think of most of us in a swimsuit as opposed to fully clothed and you’ll get the idea . . . 

This card uses two peaceful colors of textured cardstock, a lovely piece of crocheted trim, two punched flowers and a single small piece of text.  With different color options, it’s a great design for mass produced Thank You’s following  tmas, a shower or wedding, or any other major event.

Cardstock:          generic textured Kraft and Dark Grey, a small White tag
Stamps:              Silver Crow Thank you   
Inks:                    ColorBox Gold
Emb Powder:      B’Muse Gold
Dies/Punches:    Two sizes of daisy punches     
Doo Dads:           textured Antique Brass loopy brad, Ecru floss bow     

1 comment:

  1. I love this Sue! Sometimes simplicity speaks the loudest. Or maybe it's just my newfound love for lace/crochet! Either way, it's beautiful!