Monday, May 5, 2008

Thank You Topiary

This is one of the very first stamps I purchased in 1999. It is still one of my favorites! I go thru phases using it, but it's been a little while since I pulled it out. That first year, when I had very few stamps, I used it all the time. One of my friends commented on how much she loved it since I'd given her two totally different cards using it several months apart. When I pull it out now, I try to use it for people who I've only known for a little while. This card is for one of my neighbors.
Stamping the sentiment as a background this way is a trick that I use when I have an awkward layout like this. As you can see in the card below, using a large stamp like this, on a A2 card, there is only so many ways you can arrange it on the card.
Topiary (Inkadinkado), Thanks ( The Angel Company), Many Thanks, Thank You, So Grateful (SU), Thank You (Hambo Stamps), Thank You (The Stamping Studio)

To include a sentiment on this second card, if needed, I can always find something small that will fit on a circle punch or something. For now, I think I'm just going to leave it as an "any occasion" card.

I made a couple of graduation cards that are featured on Hero Arts' site today. --which reminds me, I need to make a graduation card for this weekend. I need to put a thinking cap on cause this one if for a 45(ish) year old man, so I can't use flowers and glitter... I'll come up with something.

Choosing Joy, Jacki!


Juliana said...

What a cool topiary!!
Great coloring!!

marciad said...

Love the way you did the sentiment on the first card. I must tuck that idea away to use in the future.

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards! Beautiful coloring! Glad to see you're feeling better and up and around more each day. Go slow!