Hello my friends and welcome back to the craft room! Today I’m going to share with you the Thank You card I made for a very dear friend from work. She and her daughter made me a delicious cheese cake and this was the least I could do in thanks. The need for this card came at the same time as this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge #724. I was super excited about this week’s color combination, black, gray, white, and magenta, and thought this would be a great week for my first entry.
The Card Construction
My card started out with the Etched Layered Daisy Stem dies from Simon Says Stamp. I cut the flowers from 110 lb. Recollections white card stock from Michaels. Because I had a few different ideas in mind, I cut quite a few.
I colored the flowers with Copic Markers, starting with RV13 Tender Pink and adding shading with RV17 Deep Magenta. One of my favorite ways to add shading to a flower is with the flicking technique. For the flower centers, I chose to use N4 and N6 for on the top layer. The flower center on the bottom layer was also colored with N4 in case my gluing didn’t line up perfectly.
I wanted to go for a spotlight effect on this card. To do that, I used one of the smaller dies from the Spellbinders classic oval Nestabilities die set. Then for some added interest to the background, I used my new Spellbinders Beveled Diamonds 3D embossing folder. I just love the dimension the embossing folder added to the background.
The sentiment is from the Opposites Attract stamp set from The Greetery. As always, I stamped it with amalgam ink by GinaK. The coordinating die for this stamp set is a little bit finicky to use. Because of the dies design, the easiest way for me to get a perfect outline is to cut the paper first. I then put the paper that the sentiment was cut from into my Misti stamping tool. Then I lined up the coordinating stamp inside the cut-out.
The Finished Card
The card front was taped directly to the card base, which is 110lb gray kraft card stock from Michaels. I built up the sentiment with two extra layers of cardstock and the flower is adhered to the card base with thin foam squares.
Thank you so much for dropping by the craft room again. Have you participated on the Color Throwdown challenge yet? If so, let me know if the comments below what your favorite color combination was.