The completion of these cards really made me happy because they turned out almost exactly as I had imagined them. Don't you love it when that happens? Not only that, but each card required only one 12x12 double-sided card stock....including the inside parts but not the white square doily watercolored piece.
The beautiful square doily was cut with a Spellbinders die from a set (of 4) that was incredibly on sale at the Hilo Ben Franklin Crafts for 75%off! You really should check out the pink tagged items in the clearance aisle of HM BFC. I used lightweight watercolor paper that cut easily, stamped nicely with Memento ink, and colored quickly with watercolor pencils and an Aqua pen.
Here is the inside of one of the cards. I was pleased that there was even enough card stock to die cut the pop-out 'thank you' using the Sizzix set so everything color coordinated well.
The We R Memory Keepers corner rounder tool added just the right finishing touch. The Massie & friends stamp set came with a craft magazine, but there are lots of stamps at HM Ben Franklin Crafts which would work in this card layout. Finally, the 'arigato' stamped next to the kitten was done with a wooden stamp which I've had for awhile and doesn't have a makers mark, but I think it is a Dandelion Design stamp. Hope you've enjoyed your visit to this blog site. Please return often and leave a comment if you want to send me a smile.