Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Thank You Card Marathon Part I

Well, lovely Readers I think it's high time I brought you those Thank You Cards.

Unlike last time, I decided to do several many different designs to keep from getting bored.  I must have done a good Job because every time NPCH walked passed and took a look he commented "overcommited yourself".

Granted, these cards came shortly before an infusion when I feel worst physically, so it was a bit of a struggle, but I learned a lot and enjoyed it.

These cards were commissioned by one sister to thank people who sent gifts for her new baby girl.  I prefer not to make the cards baby themed in case some are left over.  A more general theme makes them usable for any kind of thank you.

I had a couple of sets each of older DSP.lines:  Tea for Two and Afternoon Picnic



...which are basically the same pattern but in different colourways.

I was going vintage which is perhaps not surprising given I'm quite the Janeite.

I had a few ideas in my head, but when I started I had not yet finalised the number of designs or what they would even look like.  Since I was on a bit of a colouring kick,I stamped a bunch of flower images on both watercolour paper and vellum and put my new Inktense pencils to work

I'm afraid I'll have to break down these blog posts due to the number of designs so here is the first.

These cards have the flowers on vellum, a strip of DSP, dry embossed card from and the sentiment die cut from the gold metallic paper.  Burlap is still big at the moment and a bit of crochet trim and antique brad finished it off.

Tea For Two on Island Indigo:

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Stampin' Up! stampin up thank you card cards tea for two dsp flowers stamping watercolor watercolour derwent inktense pencils greetings thinlits dies burlap ribbon lace gold foil

Stampin' Up! stampin up thank you card cards tea for two dsp flowers stamping watercolor watercolour derwent inktense pencils greetings thinlits dies burlap ribbon lace gold foil













Afternoon Picnic on Soft Sky

Stampin' Up! stampin up thank you card cards afternoon picnic dsp flowers stamping watercolor watercolour derwent inktense pencils greetings thinlits dies burlap ribbon lace gold foil























 Stampin' Up! stampin up thank you card cards afternoon picnic dsp flowers stamping watercolor watercolour derwent inktense pencils greetings thinlits dies burlap ribbon lace gold foil

So am I happy with them?  Mostly.  I'm still not sold on the Indigo, although I did use colours from the DSP collections.  I also hoped to stitch over the fake quilting lines on the DSP but my sewing machine wasn't having any of it.  I managed to stitch on other cards, but the tension simply wasn't right no matter what I did to it.

I think a service is in order!

So I'd love to hear what you think and I'll keep adding more posts.

*PS apologies for the less than ideal photos!  The house photographer  (aka NPCH) was unavailable for this important assignment!

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