Thursday, October 18, 2018

Daisy Thank You

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a lovely delicate floral thank you card.


The card base is Stampin' Up Wisteria Wonder.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Close To My Heart Honey and a white of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Impression Obsession Greeting die, cut from Close To My Heart Honey.  The metal butterfly embellishment is of unknown origin.  A Jolee's Boutique Swarovski crystal was affixed to the butterfly.

 This card is little more traditional and even a little on the vintage side.  I love the random daisies and they are the perfect scale for this sized card.  It took me a bit to find a card base colour that worked and I wouldn't normally choose a purple but the daisy petals have a hint of purple and with the white layer, I thought it worked really well.  Though you can't really tell, I used the crystal to hide a brad hole because I forgot to add a brad before I'd adhered the paper panel to the card.  It works!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Funky Floral

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a wonderfully funky floral thank you card.


The card base is Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a white also of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Impression Obsession stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on more white of unknown origin and layered on more Bermuda Bay.  The card is highlighted with Diamond Stickles.

This is a really funky piece of printed paper.  It's a really mash of informal flowers using rather formal design elements.  I used a circle punch for the sentiment to be consistent with the printed paper.  While the flowers on the printed paper are perfect for adding Stickles, I think adding them to the sentiment was probably a little too much.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Colourfully Lined

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a really lovely and very simple thank you card.


The card base is Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Stampin' Up Ridinghood Red.  The sentiment combines Altenew's Thanks die, cut from Stampin' Up Very Vanilla and Avery Elle's Sentimental stamp set, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on more Very Vanilla.  The sentiment is highlighted with Fruit Punch Stickles.

This is a fantastic piece of striped paper.  I love the pattern of the lines and the colours offer a wide variety of coordinating options.  This is a great sentiment die cut and proved just the perfect size for this square card.  I'm very fond of stamped sentiments which fit some of the paper punches that I have as it makes it very easy to center and apply.  This particular paper punch is perfect for adding smalls dots of glitter.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Monday, October 15, 2018

Confetti Thanks

Hello everyone,

Today's post is a really fun thank you card.


The card base is Recollections Black.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on a ivory also of unknown origin.  The sentiment is Hero Arts Thank You Messages stamped in Versafine Onyx Black on more ivory and layered on Close To My Heart Hollyhock.  The embellishments are ZVA Creative Crystals.

This printed paper, which I've used on a number of cards as well as a bottle tag, always reminds me of confetti.  The darker pink shape in the printed paper is a hexagon so I chose to punch this sentiment with the same shape.  The ivory, pink and black elements all speak to one another in a way that just makes me happy.  A great, girly thank you card!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Sunday, October 14, 2018

A Modern Touch

Hello everyone,

This post is a great grey and yellow thank you card.


The card base is Stampin' Up Smoky Slate.  The printed paper is of unknown origin layered on Close To My Heart Canary.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up Four You stamped in Altenew Pure Graphite on a white of unknown origin.  The brad is Crafts and is highlighted with Golden Pearl Liquid Pearls.

A former colleague and kindred card maker often crafted grey and yellow cards.  I never considering this colour combination before but found it very pleasing.  When I found this scrap, I knew it would make a great card for this commission.  It strikes me as a little more modern card, especially compared to yesterday's card.  I like the contrast of the simple paper with the more flowing font of the sentiment.  It was a no-brainer to use a circle brad!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Formal Thanks

Hello everyone,

Today's most is a little more formal thank you card.


The card base is Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy.  The printed paper is BasicGrey Oxford layered on Stampin' Up Night of Navy.  The sentiment is Joy Crafts 6410/0308 Sayings stamped in Bravo Burgundy on Very Vanilla and layered on more Bravo Burgundy.  The card is highlighted with Golden Rod Stickles.

I wanted to include a variety of styles in this thank you card commission and after the less formal alcohol inked cards, I felt something a little more formal was called for.  I chose this scrap of BasicGrey because the colours and design were particularly appealing.  It really allows for easy colour coordinating.  The flowing lines also really suit this Joy Crafts sentiment.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle

Friday, October 12, 2018

Thank You In Blue

Hello everyone,

Today's thank you card post uses a more subtle piece of alcohol inked glossy paper.


The card base is Stampin' Up Pool Party.  The Ranger alcohol inked glossy paper is layered on a white of unknown origin. The sentiment is Avery Elle Sentimental stamped in Altenew Dusk on  more white of unknown origin and cut with the coordinating die.  The stamped sentiment is highlighted with Diamond Stickles.

This is another favourite piece of alcohol inked glossy paper.  I just love all the different shades of blue.  I believe I used the same technique that I described in yesterday's post.  I could probably closely replicate this piece just by using some of the blue alcohol inks in my stash.  I really love this Avery Elle set of sentiments and die cuts.  The contrast between the flowing lines of the die cut and the simple font of the stamped words is wonderful.  A very simple, blue thank you!

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.

Gisèle