Friday, September 21, 2012

MC Sept/12 - Thanks

I needed a new thank you card for a friend who did me an appreciated kindness. She got me another Crystal Art Pick. I inadvertently ruined my first one almost as soon as I got it... Note to self: do not use it like a stylus... it is only meant to pick up tiny weeny bits of paper or gems etc.

So I drew out the letters for the word "Thanks" on a white cardstock, side folded, 5.5"w x 4.25"h card, outlined them with a black Zig Writer. Since it's the first day of fall, colored with Tombows, yellow, orange and a deep red, blending with some water. Not easy to blend on cardstock... so did my shadow outline with the brown Tombow, but as a solid thicker line. I then added Glossy Accents on the letters only.

Cut quill strips from a glossy magazine (new that Avenue magazine would come in handy...) and created the flowers, adhering them to a small black circle (a discard from a die cut). Die cut a flourish leafy branch (Cheery Lynn Designs) from some decorated papers from my stash, cutting it apart to suit my needs. Adhered to card, then adhered the flowers adding orange toned half pearl centers. The final touch was the gold Peel Off lines to create the border.

And it fits for these challenges:
Creative Craft Challenge  Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly  Autmun colros
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #53 use leaves as an embellishment
4 Crafty Chicks  #108 uese leaves
Old Back Porch  #38 card a week
Stampin for the Weekend  #18 use flowers

11 comments:

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you'll link up again at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/09/52-card-pickup-week-38.html

ursula Uphof said...

I just love how you made your card Yogi, so well designed and put together.The flowers are so clever..Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member
My Crafting Corner

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

KarinsArtScrap said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Tamie said...

Love the bright colors with the Thank you! The flowers are fabulous and so are the leaves. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at 4 crafty Chicks.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous. I love the colours and the gorgeous flowers.
Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Feeling Floral Challenge
Sue

Leanne said...

Thanks for joining our leaves challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Angela B. said...

Your Quilled flowers look fabulous! Love this festive Autumn card! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Digistamps4Joy.

Much Hugs & Craftiness!

Angela (DT Member)

Nikbee said...

A fabulous card. I love the flowers and the large sentiment looks great with glossy accents on. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

marion82 said...

very beautiful!!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!
hugs
xMx

you can visit http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
for my free digis!!

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for entering your fabulous card into our "All the Leaves are Brown" challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy. Please pop along to the blog later to find out if you are a winner.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
DS4J DT LEAD