Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Blessings




I have been following the blog Simplicity for the last several months. It amazes me, because Susan ( and believe it or not, not only do we share the same name but her husband's name is George like my guy, but those are the only ways we are similar!!:)) creates the most creative cards with either no layers or minimal layers. It fascinates me how she designs the most pleasing card with massive amounts of white space. 

Empty space just plain scares the bejeezus out of me. I mean on a one layer card if you make a mistake you can't cover it up with another layer.You have to start over. I am a layer girl, the more the merrier. But I am trying to embrace the white space. So when Susan issues a challenge, I have to answer the call.

Today her challenge for One Layer Wednesday is to create a one layer card gratitude card. Susan has started a campaign to save Thanksgiving from the excesses of food and football and she wants us to remember the people in our lives whom we are grateful for.

Last year, I started sending out Thanksgiving cards to those I am grateful for, so I have a few stamps that answer the call. I thought about making this card on white card stock, but felt kraft would wouldn't be quite so stark and would blend better with a warm Thanksgivingy (is that a word?) feel. You all are seeing the final card. I am not showing the 5 others that are in the trash. (remember- no where to hide!!)

So answer Susan's call, start your own Gratitude campaign and let the folks that are important to you know it.

Have a blessed day!

7 comments:

Susie said...

Gorgeous card. Your design work is fabulous.

Mim said...

Love that inking in the background!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Way to work the challenge! Good for you embracing your fear and succeeding by showing off the white! :) Very pretty sponging~

Mynnette said...

Okay, this is just sheer brilliance!!! LOVE your coloredcircle for the image to be stamped onto!!! And fabulous colors, too!!! I hope you pop over to Technique Tuesday and join us this month for our challenge--I would LOVE to see what you create!!! :)

Susan Raihala said...

Gorgeous design and placement. You wield a sponge masterfully, too!!!

Deanna said...

Beautiful card:)

Sue said...

Love your card, and your comments about Susan. Yes, she's amazing! But you! --- for someone afraid of white space, you've created a masterpiece! I love the sponging, and the beautiful stamp atop it. You've conqueted your fears in a brilliant way, one that I'll be copying! Thanks for sharing your wit and your card.