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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Pocket Silhouettes Thank You Card

I'm trying to play catch up here with all the cards I need to get sent out in the mail. I dearly LOVE making cards but I just hate it when I get behind in sending them out. It's not like I don't have boxes full of cards I've already made. I do and I know a lot of ladies who come to my home to stamp who will agree with me on that one. SO why don't I just take a card from there and use it? I don't know. It just doesn't seem "right" some how. It's like taking a used card and sending it out. I know I'm weird and I have never once in my life denied that!!! LOL

SO I made a fresh new card. I needed a thank you card (one of several I need to make) and here it is in all it's simple glory!!! I used the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss background folder on the white piece. The main card is on Garden Green card stock. I layered the white piece on top of a piece of black card stock. This gave the white a bit more stability so I could add the ribbon without the paper buckling or warping. After I added the ribbon I affixed it to the green.

The image is from the Stampin' Up! "Pocket Silhouettes" set. I stamped it in VersaMark and sponged on the colors with chalks. My dear friend Ann really perked my interest in chalks again!!! She's such an enabler and a very talented stamper!!! I sponged the edges and layered them in the black and green. And the wording is found in the same stamp set. Gotta LOVE it when that happens!!! I stamped it on white card stock using black StazOn and I punched it out using the oval punches. And I even used the new oval scallop punch. Don't you just LOVE it? I can't wait to play with it more!! There's so many things you can "pretty up" with this punch!!!

SO now I have my first of 3 thank you cards I need. And I'm sure you are wondering why I didn't just make 3 of this design. Well, that "weird" thing comes into play here again. I can't give 3 people the same card. You only do that at Christmas!!! LOL See I told ya I was weird!!! LOL

I just think that each card should fit the individual. This card is for a friend who likes the greenery in the world. She loves outside in the spring and summer getting her hands dirty. As for me I prefer the indoors. I'm trying to see how white I can actually get my skin to be!!! LOL I do get outside some. I'm not a big fan of summer and once it gets hot enough for the air to come on, I can be found indoors!!! I do love the other 3 seasons, especially winter. Someday I'll tell you my theory on that one but for now I have shared enough "weirdness" with you!!! LOL

Thanks SO much for visiting today,


Carri said...

I understand what you mean about a premade card I too feel that way, so I have started donating them to the school office to be used for staff birthdays etc.

Erika M. said...

Such a fabulous card!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing!


mel m. m. mccarthy said...

This is so pretty and SO classy! Love the dots with that colour combo & the leaves. Oh man, don't even get me started on getting behind with the mail, LOL ;O)

Unknown said...

Beautiful Wanda, I love this one.

reeree62 said...

LOL! I know, it's weird isn't it? I do the very same thing!!!

Diane said...

Very lovely Wanda! Just make it almost the same,just change the sentiment or something,just a thought!