Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thank You Cards

Hello!

Over this past couple of days I was finally able to make a few cards. I've been struggling since last weekend's fun at Scrapfest and it felt good to finally find some time and mojo to create! (If you missed my Scrapfest post, you can click here or scroll down.)

I needed to make a few thank you's and decided to create three, totally different cards. 

This first one uses the Friend Definition cling stamp from Hero Arts, stamped in Soft Pool Shadow Ink onto some pool colored patterned paper. The Dogwood, also from Hero Arts, was stamped and white embossed onto an oval vellum piece. I added a bit of darker color to portions of the petals.


  My second card uses Grungeboard, which I die-cut with a Tim Holtz die, then painted with a Pool Paint Dabber and stamped with Hero Arts' Old Letter Writing in black. The glitter strips were created with double sided tape and Martha Stewart Glitter. The glittery, feathered butterflies were a gift from my friend Joy - love them!

Here's my third card. I stamped the Friend Definition again, but this time I white embossed it, then added color using emboss resist with Distress Inks. The Bold Pumpkin is Hero Arts. I covered it in Orange Peel Stickles, cut it out and added it to the sentiment strip with dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for the visit! Hope everyone has a wonderful week! :)


32 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Barb, love the new blog header, the fall colors are so much fun. Your three cards are all so different and yet each is quite lovely...I think that pumpkin is my favorite, I love orange. Have a great week.

Sue said...

Hello Barb
Three very beautiful cards and whoever it is that you are thanking are going to be thrilled.
The Dogwood image on the Vellum, creates so much softness it is stunning.
You butterfly card falls within the CAS genre and I am pleased you made it this way because the butterflies need to be centre stage, just wonderful.
Your third card has a warm Palette, the pumpkin image, I think, will add a smile to the recipient.
Smiles:)
Sue

Tina said...

All the cards are beautiful. Love the embossing on vellum on the first one, gorgeous butterflies placement on the second and great inked bg on the third. You rock, girl!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful set of thank you card, Barb! Love the soft look of the vellum on the first card and the pumpkin card gives such a warmth feeling to it!

Waseem said...

Your three cards are all so different and yet each is quite lovely...it would be better if you use same Gift Card envelopes for it.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

So beautiful and elegant! LOVE your cards!

Lynn said...

Wow! These are all so fabulous! Love the gorgeous fall colors on the last one Barb.

Dawn said...

Awesome cards Barb. Love them all... such great designs and colours. Love those butterflies too.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful fall blog header Barb and marvelous thank you cards! Love your always fabulous array of styles and designs.

joy said...

Beautiful thank you cards, Barb! I love each one; but the pumpkin one is my favorite. Gorgeous fall scenery for your new blog header!!!

Isha said...

Love all the cards Barb!!! So special!!!

sheila said...

These three are all so lovely Barb...and so different from each other. Doesn't it feel good to be back in the craft room?

Jackie said...

All of them are gorgeous in their own way. I am a little partial to the last one just because I love the Fall colors. Your blog header is so pretty!

Laura Jane said...

Beautiful cards Barb.. Love the fethery butterfies..the third card puts me in the PUMPKIN PIE mood:)

Lisa said...

Firstly- stunning blogheader photo!! I so love fall!!
Your cards are brilliant- you are3 definitely on a roll :) Love those feathery butterflies and the colors on the pumpkin card are just gorgeous!
Scrapfest sounds like it was fun!

Sue McRae said...

All three cards are just wonderful Barb but I have to pick the second one as my fave, those feathery butterflies are just so pretty and girly!

Annette said...

Barb these are so pretty...I love the stamped background and awesome color on the pumpkin card...love it...

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! WOW, you are on a roll. You've made three gorgeous cards! I love all the added elements.

I wanted to mention, I really love that FABULOUS header! Such gorgeous colors on those trees. I could look at that ALL DAY long. It's SO calming. Aaaaahhh...!!!

Have a wonderful week!
-HUGS! ♥

Virginia L. said...

Wow wow wow! You cards are certainly a stamper's delight, Barb! I love the details and composition in each one of them! That glitter pumpkin is DARLING!! So talented, my friend!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful fall header, and wow, beautiful cards too! That last one is my favorite, who can resist a glittered pumpkin!

judkajudi said...

Love the new blog look!! Great thank you cards; I'm having trouble getting back to a routine, too!! Loved your post on Scrap fest. I am so far behind ... So good to see everyone and now it doesn't seem real!! Hugs.

donna mikasa said...

Oooh, I LOVE your autumnal blog header--what a gorgeous shot! All of your thank you cards are so pretty! Love the different designs and colors--the sparkly pumpkin is my fave!

Simone said...

WOW! Barb these are all so gorgeous! I absolutely love the colours and that glittery pumpkin is soo gorgeous!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are are outstanding, Barb. My fave is that incredible punkin card! So happy you found some time and mojo!!

Deirdre said...

These three thank you cards are stunning Barb - love them. Great to read that you got a chance to create - enjoy Fall!

Greta said...

Love all these cards, Barb--especially the last one! Wishing I had that pumpkin--looks wonderful with the stickles!

Brenda said...

All three so different and so stunning Barb! Love the cute soft butterflies you added to the second card! Love your colours too!

Brenda said...

All three so different and so stunning Barb! Love the cute soft butterflies you added to the second card! Love your colours too!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, Barbara...your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us!

~ Barb said...

Wow Barb, these are all fantastic! And thank-you for the ideas, the double-sided tape with glitter and the stickles on your pumpkin are ones I am absolutely going to try!
{Hugs} Barb

Winnie said...

Your cards are stunning! That embossed resist background is amazing, and love the pumpkin in stickles

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful all around. I love the white embossing. Those butterflies are just wow!