Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Never Too Many Thank You Notes

When I can't decide on a sentiment for a card, I almost always make it a thank you note since I know I will be able to use it myself if it doesn't sell in my Etsy shop. I think out of all the types of cards we make, it is the thank you notes that are best as hand made cards. For some reason, to me, those say "I appreciate what you did for me SO MUCH that I sat down and made you a thank you note by hand." Silly perception probably. Who knows? I love making any kind of card though. I honestly don't know the last time I bought a card for anyone in my life. Many years I am sure. I am hooked on the hand made stuff, that's for sure! So, obviously, today's card is a thank you note. I went for simple and elegant. I have been leaning heavily to the cute/whimsical side lately so I decided a more mature, sedate approach was my goal with this card. The paper was a treasured piece from my endless stash. I go through spurts where I use up lots of old stuff and I think I am one of those stages now. I have been pulling out really old stuff with a pile of "up to the minute" on my desk. Go figure.

My card? Oh yeah, here ya go...

I used some of my new Verve stamps from the Floral Symphony set. I just love these images. They take ink beautifully and I love the endless combinations of stems and blossoms. And did I mention that the polymer is of fantastic quality? They are really well made. I love using something new and being completely thrilled. It doesn't happen as often as you would hope these days. The pearls at the bottom of the card were pure white so I colored them with a Copic to get them "creamier" in color. They aren't so stark with a little pale yellow ink added, huh? I chose a darker ink (SU Night of Navy) for my sentiment so it would stand out better. I like it even though it is darker than the blue in the paper. I think the final result is sophisticated beauty. Not my usual angle but I like it here. I will have to come back to write my supply list. My kiddos have a dentist appointment today so we are off in a few minutes. Afterwards, I promised them lunch and then we have a few errands to run. I am sure they are wishing we had cooler spring break plans for today. ;) Ask me any questions you may have about this card. I will pop in later to update the post. have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Updated with Supply List:

Papers- MM Vintage Antiqued Stripe- ocean; Bazzill blue & green CS; cream CS from Archiver's. Stamps- Verve Floral Symphony; Inkadinkadoo thank you so much. Inks- Stampabilites French blue; SU Wild Wasabi and Night of Navy; Tim HOltz antique linen distress. Tools- EK 1/2inch circle punch. Embellishments- Offray 3/8in spring moss ribbon; 1/2 pearls by The Beadery. Pens- Copic Y21.

1 comment:

  1. This is a different look for you, but I'm likin it! It's very classy! I think the Night of Navy looks great with this paper. Very clever, coloring those pearls. I would try that too, if I had any copic markers:) I don't suppose a colored pencil would work very well??:))))