Monday, May 6, 2013

Blue Rectangles with White - Before and After

"After" with sentiment in Harrington font
A blue-and-white thank you card, for the weekend's virtual card making party at Operation Write Home.   I used sketch #171 with two shades of blue, two patterned papers, three rectangles, and a white ribbon knot.  Updated May 18, 2013:  I just wasn't happy with my original "thank you" sentiment (shown below, in the "before" version).  Though I've used the Stencil font successfully on other cards, here it just looked too plain and boring.  I wanted something with a bit more flair and visual interest.  Harrington font (shown above, in the "after" version) looks a lot nicer to me.  Now I'm happy!  Always interesting to see the big difference of a small change in one element.  

"Before" with sentiment in Stencil font
Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) blueberry sky (medium blue), stamper's select white, and the stripes and gingham prints from PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) pattern pack.
  • Ribbon is 3/8" white grosgrain.
  • Dies are Spellbinders labels one, smallest two die sizes. 
  • Sentiment "Thank you" is computer-printed with blue ink using Harrington font (for the "after" card).  The "before" card used Stencil font.  
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." (282)


Marlene Diefendorf said...

Super cute card Cindy. I love the checks and squares together, great combo.

Linda said...

Super nice card! Love the diecuts! tfs!!!