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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thank You, Pt. 2


Today is the second thank you card in this miniseries for another lady who helped me out recently.  I suspect she won't be looking at the blog, and if she does, she's probably going to know who it's for, but I'll pretend like I'm keeping the secret anyway.  

This one was fun to make.  Unlike yesterday's card (here) which used colors with which I'm pretty unfamiliar, this one is shabby vintage all the way which is my card making bread and butter.  The two printed papers have a lovely linen texture, and I do love texture on my cards.  The red paper is faux distressed (it's printed that way) and looks wonderfully old.  I inked the edges of both and distressed the edges of the red even further before matting them both on dark brown card stock. 

The greeting and its matching shadow layer were cut with nesting dies and the shadow layer was heat embossed all around the edges with my favorite metallic copper embossing powder.  So was the greeting.  I do love the copper, it's got more character than a simple brown embossing powder.  I sponged inside the smaller die for a bit of a halo effect with Antique Linen and Tea Dye distress inks.

I added a couple of bits of net ribbon and a delicious Colleen bow (directions here) for the decoration and topped it with a vintage button.

The inside was distressed but left blank for my personal message.  This card and yesterday's will go in the mail on Monday.

Thank you so much for joining me and here's wishing you a lovely day with a big THANK YOU from me for stopping by to visit!


Shani Thomas said...

Gorgeous, Shea!!! Looks like you're breaking in that new craft room just fine.

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is so pretty, Shea! I love how you did your 'Colleen Bow', and thank you for giving me credit. :) I love that shade of blue, especially paired with the warmer colors.

Thanks for popping by my was so nice to see you, my dear!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shea! Another lovely "texturized" card. I think what I especially enjoy is that there is no one "style/technique" used - so many pretty elements! hugs, de who has pinned your Beauty.