Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Holiday Thank You Card


Thank yous are always needed after the holidays so I thought I had better get started on those too. I used more glossy paper for this, I love this card but my family isn't so excited about it. Here is how I made it.
1. On a glossy panel 4" x 5 1/4" mask off some of the bottom with torn paper.
2. Brayer with stonewashed Adirondack ink and then sponge all four edges with denim Adirondack ink. Remove mask.
3. Stamp snowflake from Stampendous with black Brilliance and outline portions with a white gel pen.
4. Stamp thankful from Hero Arts at the bottom with black ink and apply snowflake stickers from Stampendous.
5. Then mount it to a folded glossy card.
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Wow has this week has been hot so far! Yesterday it was 108 and today it was 104, at least it is starting to cool. I need to wash my car but when I go outside I feel like my skin is going to melt off!
This weekend my daughter and I are going to have a girls weekend with friends and go down to San Diego to go surfing, at least my daughter is, I'm not a fan of swimming in the cold ocean. We will be tent camping and this is only the second time I've slept in a tent, wish me luck!
Hope you all stay cool and have a good weekend.

33 comments:

Catherine said...

very pretty, Jamie. 104? eeeekkkss, highest today was 98 and it was HOT and tomorrow it's supposed to rain :(

Shelia said...

I love the card. It is funny how everyone sees things differently. It is 45 degrees here in NC this morning. We need to average out yours and my temps, and it would be a beautiful day. Have fun camping. Well any day spent with your children is a fun day.

chelemom said...

This is really gorgeous!!! I live in Chicago.....and it has been only in the 50's.....a bit too cold...tooo early!

Lisa said...

Hi Jamie, thanks for visiting my blog today, and for your kind comments and words of encouragement. It's very much appreciated.

I love this card!!! I love the simple elegance of it, sometimes less is definitely more and this is definitely more.

Think you blog layout and crafty theme is absolutley stunning too!!

Allison said...

beautiful card, thanks for visiting me
AllisonX

Nancy said...

I love these snowflakes. Rarely have the real thing here, so have to see them vicariously! :)

Carla said...

The weather has been perfect here lately. Cool mornings and evenings, highs in the 80's!

I think this card is so pretty, and I'm glad you shared how it was made!

EMTsweeetie said...

I love your snowflakes!! Great shadow effect! I can totally relate to melting skin weather! We probably live near by!!! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

6 wacky women said...

Stunning card!! I just love it. The colors really caught my eye!
Have a great day!
Karen

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for following my blog! I am adding you to my FOLLOW section as well! thanks for the great comments! I appreciate them! You have a great place here!!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the technique you used to create such a fabulous snow scene!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Oh my Jamie, these are gorgeous! I am so glad you contacted me now I can stalk your blog :)!

Donna

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Jamie, great snowflakes.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful card! Love the brayered background and the white highlights on the snowflakes really make them pop!

We're in the 70's, which for Canada is running close to an Indian Summer for October. I think I might melt at 104!

jenstamps said...

How pretty! Those snowflakes are so elegant!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a nice comment! :)

Julia Stainton said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! You technique is perfect!!!

Juliann said...

This card is beautiful! I love how you stamped the one snowflake over the little "snow bank", also I love white gel pens, what would we do without them!?!

Man it is so hot by you!
WOW!
I am in the midwest and I just had to turn my heat up a smidge, mostly because we have an iguana and he was complaining! lol
Have a great weekend!

Simon said...

You've inspired us to try this! Thank you! GREAT BLOG!

manicstamper said...

Lovely card Jamie.
I don't envy you the tent camping. We did it once....booked for two weeks came back after 6 days and sold the tent......never again...lol!!!

Rach said...

gorgeous card Jamie, fabulous snowflakes, thanks for sharing.. hugs rachxx

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the snow effect and the snowflakes are beautiful!! We are seeing the cooler weather now, but in Texas that changes daily! have a great weekend.

Kcherrie said...

Love this card! So pretty, love the snowflakes. WOW, thats hot! I agree on the cold ocean:) Thank you for the nice comments on my blog!

Marie said...

Beautiful blog! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Your cards are stunning!

Heather said...

Jamie,
You stopped by my blog this morning to see my Frankin Candy Favor Bag, and so I had to come check out your blog. You have some very creative, and pretty stuff!

Where in California? I lived in Carmel at one point, and the he....
spot of California Barstow at another point!

I will be back to see your wonderful Creations!

Heather

Jane said...

I love this card, I don't use a lot of glossy card, but I just might give it a try sometime!
Jx

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

I think that snowflakes have an elegance... This card is so pretty!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the snowy hills and night sky you created!! We lived in AZ for the last 2 winters, so no snow. I'm hoping to see some really snowy winters here in Korea before we move back to the desert! I've never looked forward to snow so much!!

hugs, Jami

Shirley said...

How perfectly pretty! I like how your tore the paper and how the snowflakes look like they are falling! Grogeous.

Ashley said...

What a gorgeous card!

jo said...

That is a stunning card Jamie!!

Janine said...

Just gorgeous Jamie!!!

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Allison said...

Gorgeous and so unique! It just pops!