3/23/2008

Thank You

Here is the Thank You card that I decided to go with. Same layout as the Lavender one, different colors, no glitter. I won't say who they're going to yet so it may be a surprise in your mail box!!!


Card base is Apricot Appeal. Thank You is stamped in Pumpkin Pie on the Apricot. The large center flower image was first inked in Apricot Appeal, then "thumped" with the Pumpkin Pie marker. Technique is just as it sounds, take the brush end of your marker and thump in randomly over the Apricot ink. I turned the stamp several 1/4 turns during the process. You don't want to fill it with Pumpkin Pie, just do enough to blend the colors together in places.
Here is a close up of the flower so you can see better what I mean:


I did a similar process with the background. I inked it with Apricot, then colored over the butterflies and small flowers with Pumpkin, and thumped the larger flower images. White layers are Whisper White. Center Rhinestone brads are from the Fire Circle set. I tore the bottom of the background White layer with the tearing edge, and sponged on a little Apricot Appeal. Ribbon is Pumpkin Pie grosgrain.

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5 comments:

Etha said...

what a beautiful card!! Love the colors and how you did the background, neat brad in the flower center!

diane mcvey said...

Oh, I really like this...apricot appeal is one of my all time favorites! This card is just beautiful! :D

Anonymous said...

the thumping method looks great! it's good for those of us (me!) who don't do well with shading, despite tutorials.

i'm really looking forward to the workshop on thursday!

shala

Diane said...

Gorgeous card! And love that color!

Elaine said...

Neat card! I may have to add this set to my list now! thanks for the idea and inspiration!