Saturday, June 7, 2014

Thank You Card for Ann!!!

Hello y'all!  On Memorial Day weekend my oldest brother and his lovely lady friend visited Florida and come by to visit with us that Saturday and since it was during the day, I invited them for lunch and served a green salad, chicken salad with strawberries and cream for desert.  My brother's wife passed away around five years ago and I'm so glad he has found someone.  Ann is a lovely lady and I so enjoyed meeting her.  When they arrived she had a little gift for me that was a lovely candle and I just wanted to make her a thank you card and also let her know how much I enjoyed meeting her.  I used a couple of the Splitcoast Challenges to create this card.  One was the "Sketch Challenge 490" and the other was the "Ways to Use It 481", which was to use a feather or feathers.  Some time back, I had found some feather images I liked on Google and I turned them into cutting files for my Cameo, Pazzles and eClips and then I designed an "inkwell" to go with them.  For my card I used one of the feathers like a feather pen with the inkwell.  Here is the card sketch layout:

For my card I used some designer papers from a Recollections stack that I've had for some time, along with a stamp from the Michael's $1 bin that I've also had for a long time and never used, so really this card can be used for the Splitcoast  "Free For All 233"..."Use That Stash"!!!  I did not have any sequins to match wine colored cardstock that I used, so I just colored some Pretty Pink Posh "Sparkling Clear" sequins with my "Prairie Berry" Bic MarkIt and it matched up just great!  Love me some sequins!!!  Here are some photos!

And a close-up.

Here is a view of the inside, which I printed with my Canon printer and the ink was still a little wet, so I used some clear embossing powder on it and heat set it!

I decided to enlarge the "inkwell" to make a "signature tag" to place on the back....I always sign the back of my cards!

Thanks and stopping by and hurry back as I am getting ready to post another card!!!

Finished Card Size:  A2 (4.25"x5.5")

Supplies List
Papers:  Recollections "Love Letters" Stack, Gina K. Pure Luxury
Stamps:  Hampton Art "Studio G"
Ink:  Tsukineko Versafine "Onyx Black",
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo",  Pazzles "Inspiration", Range "Heat-It", Sizzix "Big Shot", Martha Stewart "Score Board", Stamp-a-ma-jig
Accessories:  "Sparkling Clear" Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Spellbinders Dies, Stamp-n-Stuff "Clear Transparent" embossing powder


Barbara said...

As always, you have a master's touch, Pam! This is just beautiful! The sequins really make it all pop!


Jerri Jimenez said...

Precious! I love the feathered ink pen . .. too cute!

Diane said...

Very clever design Pam, love the little feather.

Hugs Diane