Sunday, June 3, 2012

You Made My Day


I designed this card using a sketch from a small sketch group I participate in. I needed a thank you for a co-worker who had sent me a lovely bouquet to thank me for working an 80-hour week to meet a deadline, so I made 2! The blue one went to the co-worker, and the rust-colored one went to the sketch group.




Note: finished card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Just Wanted to Say (freebie from Create with TLC)
Thanks (Rubber Stampede)


Card 1
Not Quite Navy (SU!)4 1/4" x 11, scored at 5 1/2"
Sage Shadow (SU!)4" x 5 1/4"
Manilla Tag (Ranger)
Vintage Cream (PTI)3/4" x 4"
Card 2
Soft Suede (SU!)4 1/4" x 11, scored at 5 1/2"
Really Rust (SU!)4" x 5 1/4"
Manilla Tag #8 (Ranger)
Vintage Cream (PTI)3/4" x 4"


Epson RX620 Printer
Not Quite Navy (SU!)


Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sprocket Gear (Advantus)
Hemp Cord (Hemptique)
Jute (No Time to Stamp)
Dries Clear Glue (Art Institute)
ATG (3M)
Cutter Bee Scissors (EK Success)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Start with base color card stock measuring 4 1/4" x 11, score at 5 1/2" and fold. Cut a piece of mat card stock to 4" x 5 1/4", and stamp "Thanks" randomly over it. Wrap the twine around the top portion of the mat, then mount the mat on the card front.


The distress layers are all made using a single tag, made using the "Spritz & Flick" technique from Tim Holtz. First, using the blending tool cover the tag with colors. When you have the colors blended the way you like them, add a shade of brown around the edges of the tag. Now, spritz some water into your cupped hand, and flick droplets across the tag off your fingers. You can do a little or a lot. When the tag is dry (you can dry them with a heat tool if you want to), cut the tag into 3 strips.

Trim left side strip to 5" long, and the right side strip to 4 3/4". Trim the middle piece to 3 7/8" long.


Size the image to be 5/8" in height. Print the sentiment image on ivory card stock and cut the sentiment out to measure 3/4" x 4".


Adhere the left tag strip onto the card front about 1/2" from the bottom edge of the card. Add the sentiment strip above the bottom tag strip, then mount the right tag strip above the sentiment. Thread 3 pieces of twine through the hole in the middle tag strip. Mount the remaining center tag strip vertically across the mounted strips. Glue a gear only the top strip.

Thanks for stopping by!



Glenda said...

An 80 hour week.....oh my! I whine at such little things compared to that. Lovely choice of colors and I love the sproket and hemp you used. I'm sure both cards will be so appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! 💐👍😃
80 hour work weeks 😝👎

hlm said...

Beautiful cards! Very nicely embellished. I see you have changed your background on your blog - nice...............

Caroline D. said...

Oh gosh... 80 hours working... in one week.... pat yourself on the back! These 2 cards are so fun with the inky panels and linear design... both are so pretty!

Krafty Hugzz Kenzi x said...

I like alot
Awesome x

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