I can’t remember exactly where the inspiration for these Splash of Color Thank You cards came from, but I love the look of black & white with a splash of bright color!
I needed a whole stack of thank you cards so I knew I wanted to keep the design simple. The splash of color with the thank you greeting was a little too plain so I added some swirly things from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set. Stamping them in opposite corners makes it look like they are flowing across the card.
My favorite color is blue, so I started making these cards with a Tempting Turquoise background. The splash of color was created using another stamp from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set. I stamped it twice right next to each other so that it would be big enough behind my thank you greeting. Instead of stamping it twice right on top of each other, I turned the card stock around to stamp it the second time. That made it look more like I really watercolored it.
Then horror of horrors my Tempting Turquoise ink pad was running out of ink and I did not have a refill!!! I don’t know how that happened. I always order a refill for every ink pad I buy just so this doesn’t happen. However, this led to creatively changing the background color to Melon Mambo…
Whisper White: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Basic Black: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
Whisper White card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
So what I would like to know is… what color would you use for the background? Leave a comment & let me know. Maybe I’ll even try it!