Monday, 11 November 2013


"Less is More" : Week 145 Challenge - A one layer card - Thanks

"Thanks" or "Thank You"? I had this conversation with a friend recently who felt quite strongly that "Thanks" was not so sincere as saying "Thank You". Interesting isn't it. Its even more difficult to describe her reasoning because it needs to be heard not read. Where sentiments on cards are concerned, I tend not to use them very much apart from the standard "Happy Birthday", "Happy Christmas" or the more formal "Best Wishes". Personally, I have no problem with "Thanks", its an informal version of "Thank You". Language is tricky especially when written.

On to the card. My entry for the LIM challenge (because I like the challenge of one layer cards) uses my favourite leaf, a very old wood mounted stamp that I've had for years. I used masking tape to make the stripes in distress ink then masked them out and stamped the leaves in Colorbox chalk autumn shades. Then I over-stamped the red leaves in red pepper archival ink, drew the black lines around my "ribbon" and added the Thank You sentiment (Penny Black Gratitude set).
The colours have not come out to well in the photo which is a shame. I don't like this time of year, difficult to get photos as the light is not so good.


  1. Julia, you need "daylight" rated lamps, such as studio photographers use, something like

  2. Jean Michel is right, a daylight lamp is a great help! I got mine when I was doing a lot of embroidery & they are brilliant especially if they come with a magnifier as well, really helps if you are trying to work on something really small :-)
    Back to you I really only do the standards (birthday, Christmas, anniversary) but Thanks works fine for me and the card you've come up with for the LIM challenge looks really nice, I love the leaf stamp- don't think I've seen that one before!


  3. I agree that sometimes Thank You is more preferable to Thanks, but I think there's a place for both!
    Super leaf stamping!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Beautiful card, I love the ribbon!

  5. Ooh, clever - love the "ribbons" of ink - and the leaf stamp is a really lovely one!
    Alison x