Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sending Many Thanks

A "Thank You" card is one of my favourite kind of cards to make. Generally speaking, I find people to be very grateful (at least the ones in my life!), and a 'thank you' is always verbally exchanged for any gifts, gestures or help that's given - but the written thank you is less common. At least the non-electronic ones anyway. This, of course, is excluding wedding and shower thank you notes, which I still always  receive in the mail :)

This week's Friday Mashup was all about gratitude.
1. Make a project featuring "Heat Embossing"
2. Make a "Thank you" project
3. Mash it up and create a Thank You project using heat embossing

I chose to simply create a thank you project, sans heat embossing ;)

Sending Many Thanks

(FM31)


For this card, I wanted to make it fun and easy-going!
1. Make your own Designer Series Paper! I used the Delicate Doilies stamp set and three different colour inks to create a patterned paper that I could use with the colours I knew I wanted for the background and ribbon. Stampin' Up! does an excellent job of coordinating papers, inks and stamp sets, but sometimes it's fun to create your own combinations that fit your personal style!

2. Make it messy! Who says you need clean lines and crisp paper? ;) Rip, tear, moisten, and crumple a piece of DSP to add texture, visual interest, and depth to your card! It makes the card a little more playful and spontaneous!

The supplies I used for this card were:
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Paper: More Mustard DSP
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Petite Pairs
Ink: Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, More Mustard
Embellishments: Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon
Tools: Postage Stamp punch, Sandy Speckles wheel


Until next time, happy stamping! :)

6 comments:

  1. Very pretty, love all the bright colors you used!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

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  2. Love the handmade doily DSP- great way to highlight the versatility of this stamp set! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us and playing this week at the Friday Mashup!

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  3. Love the colors,m the crinkled paper...and your own dsp! Great card! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

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  4. Tara, I do that a lot, create my own backgrounds and DSP. It's great fun. You've certainly used a lot of bright colours on your thank you card. I think you were right to not include embossing, it might have gotten lost with all the other detail you've included on your card.

    Great job, so glad you joined our challenge this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  5. Very cute, love the texture! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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  6. i love how you made your own DSP.. Very creative! I love the color combo you used... Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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