Monday, March 7, 2011

Thank You Card

I was playing with some of the samples I got from the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) show and started with these simple 3-D layered roses (hard to see the layers in the photo, sorry). I wasn't too thrilled about the painterly appearance of the roses ( I like more realistic flowers.) but I did like the process of making the layers using foam between the die cut pieces.....so easy. Anyway, I needed a thank you card so I decided to incorporate this 3-D rose panel. I began by making a label and using rub-ons for the words. As sometimes happens, not all of the letters rubbed on perfectly. Since the roses sort of had the shabby chic look I tried rubbing on another set of letters (this time gold) over the white. By smudging white and gold ink around the words and on the edge of the label, I think the label really works well with the total shabby chic look of the card. I am telling you all this because I want you to know that sometimes it is possible to turn lemons into lemonade. (The label was made with a Sizzix die, the crocheted ribbon is from Hero Arts, and the card base is from a Studio G pack....$1.25 for a set of 6 envelopes and scalloped cards.) Thank you for being a visitor to this site. All of your comments are greatly appreciated and encourage me to do what I love....CRAFT!

9 comments:

Angie said...

Hi Lynn, this card is so pretty. It has a very vintage look. TFS

Cami said...

Gorgeous card, Lynn! I love how you made the flowers...they are beautiful and s dimensional. The DPs and the colors you chose make this a lovely vintage or shabby-chic card, that I love! Your HK cupcakes came out so cute! Guess I have to stop by the Mapunapuna store!
Hugs, Cami

kris said...

Love it!!! feels so.... CHIC! =D

Cheryl said...

Hi Lynn, very pretty shabby chic card! I didn't get a chance to walk around and see the other booths at the show. Your flowers are so pretty! Have a great day!

Shirley N said...

Ohhh Lynn, this is shabby-chic gorgeous! I love the flowers and your sentiment, beautiful job!

Lesley said...

I very much much like this. Looks very trad. I'd buy too...

Lesley
www.norfolkcrafts.blogspot.com
UK

Grow Online Business said...

That is pretty and expressive. It would be nicer if you can add some music to the cards...don't you think it's cool?

Anthoine said...

This is a perfect example of craftmanship. I like the thought of having it embossed.

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