Wednesday 17 February 2016


Over the past year my family has faced numerous challenges. We have had to make a lot of adjustments when we moved, had to support my daughter through some pretty scary moments and lately my husband's health has been very concerning. But one thing I am thankful for is that we are all together. We are facing the challenges and supporting each other. 

I am also thankful for the close friends and family that have listened when I needed an ear and, when I needed to hear it, gave me the reassurance that I was doing the best I could at being a parent and a wife.

In keeping with the thankful theme this morning, I've created these three Thank You cards...

As part of a challenge this week I had to create a clean and simple Thank You card. It took me three tries to achieve that and this is attempt #1. As you can see, not so simple! Lol!

I used a blending tool with Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana ink to get an ombré effect for the background. I also added a hint of So Saffron ink to the background as well to tie in with the yellow title. I stamped the flower in Real Red ink then using my aqua painter I colored it in.

I didn't have the right color cardstock to cut the title so I just used my blending tool again with So Saffron ink and turned white cardstock into the right color before die cutting. You could always die cut first then color but I was thinking that this particular piece would be too delicate to color after.

Attempt #2 wasn't quite as complicated but still took a bit of effort to stamp the Thank You's straight and at the same width apart. (I really just eyeballed it and lucked out that they were all straight! Lol)

The background was using my blending tool again with Bermuda Bay ink and then to get the "dirty" looking spots, I just added some Sahara Sand ink.

Attempt #3... Very simple! I stamped the background using So Saffron and Sahara Sand ink. Then stamped the Thank You with Coastal Cabana ink and cut it out.

Yup, super simple! I kept wanting to add more but I resisted the urge! Lol! 

I fussy cut the title and used dimensionals to adhere it to the page to give it some pop!

Contact me for more information on how you can host your own cardmaking night in your home or in mine! :D


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