I've been thinking about the Graphic 45 November Challenge: Thank You Cards since I first received the email with all the details on November 7th. I knew what paper line I wanted to use, but I wasn't sure how I wanted to create the card. When I saw the Mojo Monday sketch challenge 320 it all came together for me!
I do have to confess that after I chose all the patterns I wanted to use and started cutting into the papers and laying everything together I was having second thoughts. Not at all about the patterns, just about how I was mixing them together. Once I started inking and I die cut the border pattern I really liked it! For the border I used a Memory Box die called Charlotte Border. For the two die cut shapes I used some dies from Lifestyle Crafts. I'm not sure of the name of them because they were bonus dies that came with the Genius Magnetic Platform.
The flowers were cut using Donna Salazar Spellbinders Carnation and Rose Creations. The leaves are Foliage from Spellbinders Shapeabilities. I used My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots for the flower centers.
The Graphic 45 patterned paper is from the Bohemian Bazaar line. These are the patterns I used: Mystical Masterpiece, Opulent Sunset, Dazziling Sunset, Jasmine Nights, Bohemian Bazzar and Vivid Splendor.
I actually thought about using a lighter color ink for the sentiment and then decided to go with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. I was afraid that a lighter color would get lost with all the bright patterns. For inking all the die cuts and flower and leaves I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in these colors: Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Festive Berries. The sentiment is from Hero Arts called Thanks A Bunch CL663.
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