.... I was about to say good morning, but it appears I missed noon! So, good afternoon everyone. I hope you are all safe and well. There's a huge storm going across America at the moment and many places have had lots of snow or rain. Seems to be missing Northville - we have blue skies and bright sunshine, but it's very, very cold. I've been inside all day - making a fruitcake for Jonathan and a sponge cake for Kathryn and me. I've also managed to get an hour in my craft room to make a thank you card:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Pocket Silhouettes; Uniko Studio - All Occasion Sentiments #3
Inks: SU - Blushing Bride, Raspberry Ripple; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark
Accessories: SU Card - Pear Pizzazz, Raspberry Ripple, Blushing Bride; White Lustre Card; Clear Embossing Powder; SU Punches - 1" circle, 7/8" scalloped circle
The theme over at Jingle Belles - JB:13-24 is to make a thank you card to be sent out after the holidays. I used the colours from this week's Dynamic Duos - DD#80 - only this week they've given us three colours - just right for this card. I used the layout from this week's Retro Sketches - RS#91 challenge - very clean and simple.
I cut the mat layer in Pear Pizzazz - it looks very lime in this photo - must be the sunshine ;) I cut a few panel in raspberry and pink and decided to use Pocket Silhouettes (now discontinued). I stamped the first image of each panel in Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder. Then I stamped the same image again tone-on-tone. Finally on the raspberry card I finished with the images stamped in black, on the pink panel I stamped the final image in raspberry. I edged all the card with black marker to define the panels. I made the little label by punching a circle in green and scalloped circle in pink. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the sentiment (which is actually a long line). I finished the card on the inside with a mat in green and a bold thank you in raspberry, as well as a small bunch of flowers in the corner. Very quick and simple.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the States - both Jonathan and Kathryn are looking forward to the long weekend. They have both been working really hard and are looking forward to a very lazy and restful weekend. That's all for now. Take care.