A Clean and Simple Thank You Card

For today’s clean and simple thank you card, I combined a new image with a sentiment that’s been around for a while.  I’ve never used either in a project – and they go together perfectly, so I’m excited to share them with you today.  Minimal coloring and a tiny bit of layering make this card easily reproducible.  Here’s my card:

Kinda Eclectic, In the Meadow, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, clean and simple thank you card

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • The Images.  Do you recognize both images?  I love the sentiment from Kinda Eclectic.  You know how much I love the combination of a good print and good script, right?  This sentiment has left me puzzled, though, with how to balance it on a card – the center of this sentiment is not in its middle.  When I decided to pair it with the gorgeous arrangement of wild flowers from In the Meadow, my heart felt very satisfied.
    Kinda Eclectic, Stampin' Up!

    Kinda Eclectic, Stampin’ Up!

    In the Meadow, Stampin' Up!

    In the Meadow, Stampin’ Up!

  • Light, Light, Bright.  I selected the colors for this beautiful flower image by picking one green, one pink and one purple.  The soft green (Pear Pizzazz) and soft purple (Wisteria Wonder) needed a little jazzing up, so I chose Melon Mambo for my pops of pink.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder
  • Simple Layering.  While the images and colors on this card make me very happy, the size of the card and simple layering make is special.  For starters, I cropped the base of the card from a standard size.  Here are the layers I used for this simple card (from the base to the top):
    • Thick Whisper White – 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
    • Pear Pizzazz – 3-1/8″ x 5-1/8″
    • Melon Mambo – 2-7/8″ x 4-7/8″
    • Whisper White – 2-3/4″ x 4-3/4″

Kinda Eclectic, In the Meadow, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, clean and simple thank you cardStamp Sets:  Kinda Eclectic, In the Meadow Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Makers (Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder)  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. I love this card! I hope you don’t mind if I copy it. It is a simple but beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Brian, I didn’t think I needed In The Meadow.
    Great card – as always.

  3. You always know how to give new meaning to a stamp set and sentiment. I didn’t recognize the sentiment and love how you used it!

  4. Love the simplicity of your card as well as how you combined stamps from two very different sets!

  5. Beautiful Card

  6. Beautiful Card , Love it

  7. Elegant and simple =Lovely card! My fave CAS, Brian! Now I need that “In the Woods” set…enabler! 🙂

  8. Love the new addition to your blog. Having all the details of a card in one spot sure makes for one happy stamper at my house when I CASE one of your cards. Thanks!

  9. Absolutely love this card, Brian! Great inspiration and colors!

  10. Perfect card to make a set to give as a gift.

  11. Love the simple elegance! Love the colors together too! Great inspiration.

  12. Brian, when I opened the link, I said out loud “OH!” Its beautiful.

  13. Good Morning Brian.

    I don’t think there was ever a more perfect card than this one! The white space really put the emphasis on the saying and the wild flowers are just enough to emphasize the saying. Big sigh from me. I wish I was half as creative as you are. I too love the way you are posting the card with the information for the materials you used all in one spot. Don’t know where you learned that and it looks like it would take so much time to do and please know we appreciate all your efforts on our behalf. If you have a day today that is half as wonderful as you are, the day will be magnificent for sure!

  14. This is so crisp and clean and everything looks so balanced. I also love how you’ve colored it. Oh — I just love everything about it!

  15. Wonderful and beautifully caseable card! Thank you!

  16. Brian, I love this card. The placement of the flowers over the sentiment. Lovely!!

  17. I agree with everyone . This is a great combination of image and sentiment . Very creative ! Pretty card !

  18. Love this card!immediately went to my stamp area to make one! Thanks for sharing

  19. I, too, love this card. I love the simplicity of it and your placement of the sentiment and flowers is perfect, as well as the soft colors. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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