Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thankful Thoughts


I had a birthday last week, and had so many wonderful greetings - cards, phone calls, emails, and facebook posts! And a couple of gifts!! Which, of course, require Thank You notes. A made a couple of designs - here's the first one (the next one will be one of my Heartfelt Creation posts next week...) This one is a simple one - not too many ingredients, and quick to put together.

Artistic Birthday Gatefold


Note: Finished card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Soft Suede5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored @ 4 1/4"
Early Espresso2 5/8" x 3 5/8" (2 pieces), and
2 3/8" x 3 3/8", and
1 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Vintage Ivory2 1/4" x 3 1/4", and
1" x 3", and
4" x 5 1/4"
Cafe Mediterranean Stack (DCWV)2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (2 pieces)


Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)


HCPC 972 Flower Container PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
Thoroughly Thankful (SU!)


COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
ATG (3M)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Cut a piece of light brown cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4", and fold.

Cut 2 pieces of dark brown cardstock measuring 2 5/8" x 3 5/8". Cut 2 coordinating pieces of patterned cardstock measuring 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Mount the patterned paper pieces on the dark brown cardstock pieces. Mount these onto the card front, in the upper left and lower right corners.


Stamp the flower image in brown ink on a piece of ivory cardstock measuring 2 1/4" x 3 1/4". Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Flowers: E11, E19
  • Leaves: YG93, YG95
  • Bucket: E55, E57, W7
  • Background: BG0000, BG000

Cut a piece of dark brown cardstock measuring 2 3/8" x 3 3/8". Mount the colored image on this dark brown mat, then mount this on the card front, leaving space at the bottom of the card for the sentiment.


Stamp the senetiment image in brown ink on a piece of ivory cardstock measuring 1" x 3", and mount it on a piece of dark brown cardstock measuring 1 1/8" x 3 1/8". Mount this at the bottom of the card front.


I mounted a plain piece of ivory cardstock measuring 4" x 5 1/4" on the inside of the card, so I could write my message of thanks.

Thanks for stopping by!



Sue said...

Beautiful card Luv Sue x

Helen said...

Such a lovely card - really like the sentiment & colors!

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