Thanks to Cassandra, I woke up this morning to find out I'd been named the Colour Queen for last week's challenge. That was a nice surprise! Today I'm back with another ColourQ Challenge as well as the latest challenge for CAS-ual Friday: use color blocks. The two challenges went together perfectly.
I've been wanting to try die cutting a word from strips of cardstock for awhile. I've seen it popping up all over the card design blogs. It wasn't as easy as it looks. Next time I think I'd do it a bit differently, but I do like the effect.
I needed to get a thank you note in the mail before we leave. One of my friends goes to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concerts with another friend. Louise couldn't go last Thursday and offered me her ticket. It was a fabulous concert, and I wanted to send her a gift certificate and note since she wouldn't let me pay for the ticket.
I started by cutting strips of New Leaf, Simply Chartruese, Smoky Shadow, and True Black. I adhered them to a piece of copy paper, and then die cut the "thanks" from a Memory Box die. Next time, I'd apply a lot more adhesive to the copy paper before I did the die cutting. Getting it apart and onto the card took longer than it should have. The card is one I purchased from Impress a long time ago--Saavy, I think. Then I added a few gems since I liked the gem in the ColourQ inspiration piece.
Very windy and snowy here right now. Enough already!