Artichoke Thank You

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hi Friends! Hope you all had a great weekend. I did...I spent it with lots of friends and went to a stamp convention. But, more on that in a later post. ;)

This will be short and sweet. I am selling off most of my knitting books and yarn, and I'm going to try to include a mini thank you card in each package when I ship it. Of course, as you know, being small doesn't mean it is any easier or quicker than a larger card--it just weighs less. :)

This was a fun card to make, and fortunately, I was able to make it in about 5 minutes, using an image I had already colored about a month ago, because I had to get the package in the mail, pronto. 
The stamp was in a set I found on sale at Hobby Lobby for $2! Isn't it pretty? I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I wasn't pleased too much with how it turned out until I distressed it. That totally transformed it (or at least my opinion of it). ;) The background is just a piece of scrap dp that was off-white with light brown and pink lines on it. I embossed it, distressed it with Distress Inks, then dipped the edges in water so I could roll them a little, and finally glued it to the base. That was it. Easy peasy! I didn't have time to photograph the inside, but it was left plain except for a simple Thank You stamp. I need to get busy and make these in advance so I'm not so rushed, but sometimes I think I work better under a little pressure. :)

I'll be entering this in the following challenge:

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!


Stamps: Victory Garden (TCP Studio)
Ink: Memento; Distress
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils; Decorative Tile Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Size: 3" x 3"
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Jingle said...

This is very pretty! Lovely pinks! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Jessi Fogan said...

And yet would you think of artichokes as being beautiful? This one changed my mind! Love the distressing - shows it off perfectly.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Cheryl! I love the soft colors and the wonderful stamp! Hope you had fun at the stamp show! I so wanted to go again this year but had to go out of town for something else! Can't wait to hear about the stash you scored!

Conniecrafter said...

neat stamp and good deal, it does look great with the distressing!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this card! Can't believe you made it so FAST,