Sunday, January 6, 2013

More thank you's

Hello Delightful friends and family!
I have three more thank you cards to share.  I think I have two more and I'll be finished for the time being.  I'm always in need of thank you cards aren't you?  I got to my craft room yesterday afternoon after doing a couple of loads of laundry and the general "pick-up" of the house.  Although I confess, the Christmas décor didn't yell quite loud enough for me to put them all away!  Or maybe I just tuned them out by turning KLOVE up on high!   

 I just love Cocoa from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps!  This set is called Cocoa's Latte.  I've paper pieced the container with Cosmo Cricket's Tea For Two.  The ribbon is from one of the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient kit and I've also use a TE Die (Scallop border).  I've framed out the image using the Spellbinder Nestabilities Label die.  The Copics used are: G000, G40, G43; R000, R00, R01; N0; E04, E11, E13, E15, E37

 Inside sentiment using Archival Ink Coffee (of course!)  I've also used the Die-Namics Fishtale Flags STAX from My Favorite Things.  Bazzill and Neenah card stock were used.
 Here is a CAS card and I used the resist emboss technique using Gloss Card Stock Paper (Ranger - Inkessentials), Versamark, Distress Ink, Picked Raspberry (Ranger).  The heart stamp is from the Unity Ippity Devoted set (one of my favs!)  The base of the card is Neenah card stock and I've also used Bazzill (raven)
Inside of the card: I stamped the sentiment from a left over piece from the Gloss Paper and punched out the heart using a Marvy Uchida scallop heart punch, then adhered it to a piece of the Bazzill c/s.  Sentiment is a Taylored Expressions stamp ( Buddy Bear set) using Stazon Jet Black ink.
This card I CASE'd from Danielle Daws card HERE.  Her card is gorgeous  and mine doesn't hold a candle to it!!  She has some awesome video tutorials, too.
  I definitely need a bit of practice with the ink blending and masking technique.
 I used the Ranger Masking sheet to cut out the circle using a Spellbinder Nestie Circle. Once I finished blending ink into the circle, I splattered water on the ink, hoping some of the lighter colors would come through.  I wasn't sure what kind of reaction or design I would get and I think I would liked it better if it was a bit more subtle. (it would have helped if I had my glasses on and saw how many drops of water were splattered!)  But for my first attempt I shouldn't complain!  The stamp I've used is from Unity (The Simple Things).  Distress Inks used:  Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade.  Memento tuxedo black ink was used to stamp the image and sentiment.  I've added a little shimmery to the image by using a clear and gold Spica Pen.  Neenah white c/s for the base, Bazzill black and My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found) are the other papers used.

 I stamped off the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The sentiment is PTI (Thank you in and out set).
Thanks for hanging through this long post!! 
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For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.  Romans 15:4 (KJV)



  1. I love your card Natalie!!! I still have to get going on my Thank You cards and sadly I am in need of a couple of sympathy cards to. Time for me to get busy. Long time since I have been by, sorry about that. I hope all is well with you and your family and you have a wonderful holiday.
    Happy New Year

  2. SUPER cute cards, Natalie!! I love love love that first one--the papers are perfect together! FAB:)

  3. oh i love cocoa :)
    you have been busy making some lovely cards girl

  4. Very pretty thank you cards Natalie. I need those all the time. Cocoa is so sweet... love the pretty papers... the ink blending and masking look awesome on your last card. The orange looks stricking. Very eye catching.

  5. Girl you have been busy and I just love Cocoa also and am always looking for new ones. All of your cards are so "delightful," and I love coming by and checking them all out.

  6. Natalie, I am loving all your beautiful thank you cards. I love the little mouse sneaking a peek, and love the green paper you used on the second card. Beautiful job!

  7. Wow!! What a Wonderful collection of cards Natalie!! They're all so Pretty and I am really loving your Sweet Cocoa card!! (one of my Favs! )