Monday, 8 October 2012

Neighbourly Thanks!

It has been a while since I posted any cards, I've been making lots of them but just couldn't get them posted.  We have had a busy and very lovely end of summer and early fall here.  Got to visit our son in Newfoundland several times and spent time with our daughter in Halifax too, doesn't get any better.  So now I have lots of cards to post :)  I'll try to get a bunch of them on in the next couple of days.

We have wonderful neighbours on the quiet road where we live and we owed one of them a huge thanks for their generosity.  This is the card that I made for them.

The card itself is made with SU - Chocolate Chip and the designer paper is Echo Park - Victoria Gardens and I distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz tool.  The brown trim through the middle of this layer is EK - Medallion Chain double edge punch and Recollections - Kraft paper.

The next layer is SU - Chocolate Chip and SU - River Rock.  I love this colour, it's one of my favourites.  The embossing folder is a Craft Concept - Silver Fern.  These two are layered and popped up with dimensionals. 

The third layer is SU - Chocolate Chip and die cut with Spellbinders - Floral Ovals.  This is a great set of Spellbinders, I have used them a lot!  The inside image was first stamped on white cardstock with SU - River Rock and is from a SU - Nature's Pace stamps.  I cut and embossed the oval with Spellbinders - Classic Ovals Sm and left the die on when I was finished.  Using a little finger dauber and SU - Chocolate Chip, I very lightly sponged around the inside. This makes such a cool effect!  These two are layered and popped up.

Then the decorations, I used Cheery Lynn - Fanciful Flourish in SU - Garden Green and Memory Box - Gentle Leaf in a medium green Bazzill cardstock.  The flowers that I've used on this card are from Tammy Beaver and they come in the most beautiful range of colours and sizes.  You can get them from Tammy, check out her website at and you can also get them at Scrapbooking Cafe Online,  The daisy had a pretty flocked center but I accidentally rubbed most of it off, so I glued some yellow Flower Soft on to make a new center.

The little "thanks so much" is from SU.  I stamped it in SU - Garden Green and cut it into a little banner and sponged around the edges with Chocolate Chip.  I rolled it over a pencil to get it to curve and then glued each side down and added brown half pearls.

Here's the inside of the card.  A layer of SU - River Rock and a layer of white cardstock.  The thistles are SU - Nature's Pace and are stamped with SU - River Rock.  The edges are sponged with Chocolate Chip.  The message was computer generated.

Thanks for taking a peek and stay tuned for more cards :)

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