Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tan with Green Thanks

Simple and crisp with tan and green.  The dark green solid color gives contrast to the tan and light green patterns.   

Edited April 9 to add: I'm linking it for the "recent masculine cards" theme on Operation Write Home.  Thanks, Nancy, for collecting them together!  And I'd like to recommend a recent post, Masculine Card Creating, by Heather Nichols on her Pine Is Here blog, with a list of ideas and her "remake" of a flowery feminine card. 

The tan striped A2 rectangle began with all-vertical stripes.  To make it partly horizontal, I cut the A2 at 4.25" to make a square.  I then turned the square 90 degrees.  The green panel covers the seam.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) ripe avocado (dark green), fine linen (tan), spring moss (light green) bitty box basics print, and stripes from PTI fine linen pattern pack.
  • Dies are PTI take three (rounded square) and inner shape from framed out #6
  • The banner is computer-printed with solid and dotted green lines, and notched with a square punch. It is edged with Copic marker YG95, a bit darker than the printing, which creates some additional depth while darkening the tan edges.
  • The sentiment "Thanks" is computer-printed in green ink with American typewriter font, bold.
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (273)


Nancy Keller said...

Way to go, Cindy O. :) I love your color choices and I'm so glad that you had fun with our manly man tutorials! :)

Diane said...

love the colors and the dies you used! and thanks for the link- off to check it out!

Erika said...

Very nice card! I love the clean and simple style.