Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Thank You cards!

Hi friends!
I had to make a few thank you cards for gifts I received this Christmas.  I saw this post on the Taylored Expressions blog and thought these cards were so colorful and beautiful.  However, I wanted something with snowflakes.  So I searched my stencils and cover plates and found one of each I could use.  Here's the first card I made.
 I used a very intricate stencil on this card.  I had to pounce the ink onto the cardstock for fear of breaking the delicate parts of the stencil. I wanted to use white snowflakes, but they sort of got lost on the panel.  So I used colored cardstock to match some of the inks.

Here's the next card.  I thought I was going to lose my mind on this one!  I die cut this cover plate with masking paper.  OMGosh trying to get all those little pieces out was tedious to say the least!  I had pieces stuck to my fingers, clothes, the floor...all over everything!  And the mask could only be used once, so there is only one of these!  I used the same colors, however I didn't have to pounce the ink over the mask.  I could sponge it on.  The colors are a bit more intense.  There is shimmer spritz on the snowflakes too.
These took much longer than I anticipated because of the intricacies of the stencil and die, but I enjoyed the time making them.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Hand lettered thanks, Fanciful feathers (WP9)
Paper:  Recollections white, calypso coral. crushed curry, bermuda bay
Ink:  Salty ocean, cracked pistachio, fossilized amber, abandoned coral, Versafine onyx black
Accessories:  Let it snowflake dies (MFT), Snowflake fusion cover up (MFT), Winter snowflake stencil (Memory Box), shimmer spritz, masking paper, corner rounder



Lynn said...

Wow! These are stunning Lisa. Love all the fabulous color.

Marisa said...

LOVE the colour combo!! Such a fabulous mix of colours and snowflakes :)


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