Hello Again there friends!
Began to think I was never coming back, didn't you? I could tell you about how busy the end of the school year was and how busy I've been ...but then again, most of you are too, aren't you?! So instead of an apology for my absence (which I do feel!), I will treat you to a beautiful bouquet of Thank You cards that I made for the customers who made a purchase at my BOGO event at the end of June. I had to make a lot of cards and deliver a lot of orders before I could set off for southern Ontario to visit with my family for a few weeks. But I got most of it done. And I must say, the Thank You card that I included is one of my favourites so far. I tried a variety of colours and decided they are all beautiful so I am showing you an entire assortment. You decide what your favourite colour is and let me kow!
Stamps - Simply Sketched - Hostess Only (w129669, c129672)
Paper - Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Coastal Cabana (131297), Pool Party (122924), Real Red (102482), Strawberry Slush (131295), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Wisteria Wonder (122922), Calypso Coral (122925), Crisp Cantaloupe (131298)
Ink - Basic Black (126980), Pear Pizzazz (131180), Coastal Cabana (131175), Pool Party (126982), Real Red (126949), Strawberry Slush (131178), Rich Razzleberry (126950), Wisteria Wonder (126985), Calypso Coral (126983), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Versamark (102283)
Big Shot - Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984), 3 1/2" Circle Die (121811), Circles Collection Framelit (130911)
Tools and Accessories - Black Embossing Powder (109133), Heat Tool (129053), Aquapainter (103954), Itty Bitty Punch (118309), Basic Pearls (119247), MultiPurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)
Did you see how long that Supplies list is? Makes the card seem deceptively difficult, when in reality it was a piece of cake! I tried many embossing folders but decided I liked the effect of the Modern Mosaic folder best. The beautiful poppy image from the hostess set was stamped with versamark on a white 31/2" circle and heat embossed (black powder). An aquapainter was used to quickly watercolour the image with the appropriate colour. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap piece of white and one end was flagged - a bone folder was used to provide some curl and a black blossom with pearl center finishes it off. After gluing a series of layers together, it really isn't all that difficult. But man oh man does this card ever pack a punch!
And have you seen the Hostess Sets available this year? They are gorgeous. Simply beautiful. You WANT to host a party - trust me!
If there is any way I am going to post again tomorrow (my intention!) then I will have to cut this short now. I hope everyone is keeping cool! Southern Ontario is in the midst of a heat wave right now and my computer has been 'unhappy' on more than one occasion. Let's hope I can keep it happy for the rest of my visit with my family! In the meantime, I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far! God Bless, ~Cynthia <><