Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Simple Thank You Card…..

That took me wayyyyy too long to complete.

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I stamped this image four times in Desert Sand ink (CTMH) . I colored one with Prismacolor Watercolor pencils, one with CTMH pencils and OMS, one I screwed up (ha ha), and the last one I left blank on the Colonial White CS (CTMH). I didn’t like the colored images but I did like the effect of the Desert Sand left plain like that. The image is a wooden stamp I got cheap from a friend who is downsizing.  I then mounted it on some light kraft CS and added a ribbon. That was the other part of the process that took FOREVER…I must have messed about with 5 different ribbons tied in all kinds of ways ….but I just wasn’t happy.  THEN I couldn’t decide on a sentiment AND where to put it….It ended up inside the card on a little pocket I made for a gift card. Do you have those days??? Then when you are done you think HOW could this card have taken so long?  The card is for the wonderful lady, who lives up the street,  that comes down to my house with her snow blower and clears my very steep driveway and entirely too long sidewalks!!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day.

Stay warm and toasty.

Enjoy!

20 comments:

Marie with a :-) said...

Okay, your "simple" is always anything but - I would define it instead as very elegant and beautiful. And yes, I have days like those too :-)

Sparkle said...

So lovely!

Nellie Mae said...

I hate it when cards take forever!!!!!!!!!!!!! This one is a keeper, it is beautiful!

Also, thanks for always leaving the best comments on my blog! You are just the best!!!

BananaStamper said...

Very elegant and beautiful, stunning really! Sometimes you don't need the sentiment on the outside. I agree, it is perfect just the way it is! Thanks for visitng!
Shanna :)

Leslie said...

This card is sooooooo elegant. everything about it is beautiful. You do great work my friend.

SamieVt said...

Sarah this card is so beautiful. I love that you did not color the image. It works perfectly with the soft color combination. One of my favorite cards!! Love it!

Haley D. said...

What a gorgeous card! It was totally worth the time and effort, and I'm sure your neighbor will appreciate it. I love how classy the Colonial White, Desert Sand, and touch of gold look. I can't wait to try this combo myself.

Carla said...

I have a lot of days like that :-)
Your card turned out beautifully!

Kathi Carlson said...

I love this card, Sarah! It's so classy. Can't imagine a colored image looking better.

Hope your week is a good one!!

Marcy said...

This card is soft and beautiful. I really love it!

HappyCrafter said...

I'm sure your neighbor will enjoy this card, it's very classy. At least you've got a few other images to use for other cards now...?

Jeanne said...

Well, the end result is sure worth all the time it took to get there! It's gorgeous! Thanks for persisting!

chercroppin said...

Isn't that the way it always is Sarah? I will spend sooo much time on a card, and then when it's done...it doesn't look like I've got 10 minutes in it!

Anyway...I absolutely love the simplicity of this one...it's classy and elegant! She's going to love it!

Laurel said...

I hate when those things happen to me too! I am glad you persevered though as this is gorgeous!

Cibele Glazer said...

OMG!!! This is BEAUIFUL Sarah! It would also make a really nice sympathy card. I am going to have to CASE this one with one of the new CTMH stamp sets if you don't mind.

Carolyn Christie said...

It's beautiful just the way it is! Just the stamped outline is gorgeous!!

Kim said...

OMG,girlie, where are you getting simple? This is so very elegant! Love the image and that fab ribbon!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Meredith said...

This is absolutely beautiful! The ribbon adds a perfect touch!

Danderella said...

WOW! Gorgeous!

mE said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and ELEGANT! I love the softness of the colors and the beautiful image.

~Inky Smiles~
Erin

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