I am sharing with you today a simple "thank you" card I made at a friend's request. I whipped this card up early yesterday in about an hour and a half. That's an easy breezy card for the girl who usually takes at least 4 hours to make a card. The other oddity that you'll notice on this card...no Copic coloring! NO, say it isn't so! Ah, but it is. Okay, I'll stop having a pretend conversation with myself, but I will reiterate...no Copic markers were harmed in the making of this card. In fact, this card was so simple, I just may start using this method for all my quickie cards. A black silhouette against a lovely background image. Understated and perfect for an assortment of occasions.
I decided not to lug all of my photo-taking paraphernalia out to take a picture of this card, because I felt, spending an extra 20-30 minutes hauling it into the dining room, setting it up, and then taking the pictures would totally defeat the purpose of the quick and easy card concept, so I left it on my desk for pics. In the process, I snapped a few extra photos of my work desk. too, just in case anyone is interested in seeing them. I have to make a confession, though. I usually keep my desk pretty clean when I'm working on a project, but I did clean up a bit to take these shots. This is how I usually leave it at night, though. I like to start with a clean desk every morning. I used to work on the dining room table and because I didn't want to walk back and forth to put away my tools, I used to leave everything out. Before long, I would find my workspace shrinking and that I was trying to make a card in a tiny 6 inch square space. Neat by nature, this used to drive me nuts and cause MUCH anxiety. Now that I have my own workspace in the same room that I store my tools and supplies in, I can easily put things away as I use them. It is a liberating feeling ;D