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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Thank You!

You can never have enough "Thank You" cards can you? Thank you and Birthday cards are what I seem to make the most of. And probably an equal amount of each, though the more I think about it I think I send out more "Thank You" cards. People are always doing such nice things for me. I LOVE it and I also LOVE to send them a handmade "Thank You" card. Is there any other kind????

Last week I had made a card using the bird from "A Touch of Nature". I liked the colors SO well I just had to try them again. Though I did add a little different touch to this card. I'll include measurements for you too!

I cut a sheet of black card stock in half and then folded it. Then I cut a piece of Always Artichoke 2 3/4" x 4" and the same with the Not Quite Navy. Lately I've just LOVED that color. Alone in the package it doesn't cry out to me but when I add a background to it I just LOVE the look of the card stock! Anyway, after cutting those two pieces I cut a piece of Black 2 1/4" x 4", a piece of Bravo Burgundy 2 1/8" x 3 7/8" and a piece of watercolor paper 2" x 3 3/4". I stamped the Artfully Asian flower on the watercolor paper using Staz-on ink and set it aside. Then I took the Always Artichoke ink pad and inked up the Lace background stamp and stamped it on the Always Artichoke piece. I cleaned off the background stamp and inked it up with Not Quite Navy and stamped the image on the Not Quite Navy card stock. I took the leaf stamp from the set and stamped the images with Always Artichoke ink over the Always Artichoke card stock. This is an effect I don't do too often. Not many of the stamps go together enough to stamp two images on a background at a time but this one seemed to work. Ok, let's put it this way, I like the way it looked whether it "works" or not!! I sponged the edges of both of them in the matching colors. I taped them in place and moved on to the flower. I used a blender pen and colored the flower with Bravo Burgundy and the leaves with Always Artichoke. I used the drawing/writing side of the marker and drew in some color along the side of the stems. My marker was a bit dry on that end so I had to tap it in the ink pad as I drew in the stems. It moistened up the tip so it was usable again! Once I got done coloring I sponged the edges in Bravo Burgundy. I lightly touched the sponge on the open white areas to add a bit more color. I taped those pieces together and taped that to the card. For the "Thank You" I had used a stamp I had gotten from Vista Print. A FREE stamp! I stamped the image on a scrap piece of watercolor paper and punched it out with the small oval punch. Then I sponged that edge in Bravo Burgundy. I punched out a black oval and taped the two ovals together and added them to the card. Again this was a pretty quick card to make.

Thank you for stopping by!


Michele Kovack said...

Ohhh so pretty!!!!

Melissa said...

This is beautiful Wanda! I just might have to case this!

Karen Lindsay said...

What a pretty card!!

Anonymous said...

Love it, another set that I must get soon!

Diane said...

Just beautiful!!! Love your cards!

June Houck said...

Really elegant. GREAT job!