Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thank You Cards

Hi Everyone:  I have done a couple of Thank You cards over the past couple of weeks and thought I would share one with you.

I just got home from having brunch with 3 of my close friends.  Sometimes there are months in between us getting together, so before Christmas we decided that we would meet every 1 - 2 months and we would take turns arranging something and it could be anything that would involve the 4 of us.  Next time it's my turn to think of something for all of us.

With the cold weather we are now having, I thought I would like to do something Springy...I know it's pushing it a bit with below freezing temperatures (the sun is shining so that is a good thing).  Plus I wanted to show case some of the new products from the Occasions Mini catalogue.

This card uses the Build a Blossom stamp and the matching punch.  This stamp and punch will be versatile as you could use together or separately.

Stamps: Build A Blossom (w-121923 - $31.95, c-121994 - $22.95, p 12 Occasions Mini)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Versa-mark, Blossom Petals Punch (new), 1” Circle punch, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Neutral Glimmer Brad, Clear Embossing Powder, Champagne Shimmer Paint.

The middle of the flower was stamped with versa-mark and then embossed with the clear embossing powder.  The entire flower was sponged with the Champagne Shimmer paint to give it a bit of a glow.
The DSP was cut so that it fit inside the tulip embossing so that it appears to be framed.
Now, I am off to create a couple of more cards, so until next time...


  1. Now normally Karen I would say my garden has these beautiful hibiscus all over the place blooming their little heads off in colours as pretty as your delightful card.
    They need sun to bloom and that is in seriously short supply here right now.
    But your card is so seriously pretty I just might take your lead and make a memory card of what summer can be.

    Time to put the boots on again as we endure another deluge and another flood looms. BUT I am not moaning as thousands of people in QLD are facing a situation that is beyond anything ever recorded. Totally heartbreaking!

    Thank you for the little patch of sunshine filling my screen this morning.

  2. I love this gorgeous blossom, Karen!! Looks like a lot of fun to put together!!

  3. Oh this is beautiful! I'm so jealous I have NO new stuff yet.. must wait for SAB... bummer.
    I love the bright springy feel. I'm tired of winter now that Christmas has passed and never look forward to the freezing temps. Especially those early drives to work! Yipes. Keep the spring time coming.
    PS: Sounds like fun for you with your gal pals... nothing better than friends.

  4. What a gorgeous flower and card...will certainly brighten someone's day!

  5. your flowers are gorgeous - I love them!

  6. Beautiful card Karen! Love the colors!


  7. Lovely card for a thank you. Someone will be thrilled to receive it.

  8. Karen, your card is gorgeous! I definitely want this stamp set now! I love the colors you used for the flower. It really stands out.

  9. Beautiful card. I love that gorgeous flowers.

  10. Just beautiful! That gorgeous blossom really stands out against that denim blue.

  11. Love this flower card! Big, bold and beautiful! Great colors!


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