Special Moments

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thank You




 Hello Friends! Hope everyone is having a great day. It is GORGEOUS here in North Carolina!
Blue skies and and temperatures in the high 60's.  I love autumn!

My husband asked me to make a Thank You card for a colleague of his. He wanted to give a special thank you to someone who has really gone out of their way to help him with a big project. I was flattered! So I needed some inspiration and I found it at the...

The colors Wine...Smudge...Leather...Parchment
 are rich and elegant!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0F6reu_DrOI/ToPFhQXDJwI/AAAAAAAAHes/TmD1GbMjIlA/s1600/0color+story.jpg 

I chose papers from K&Co.'s Que Sera Sera, Basic Grey Urban Prairie and Tim Holtz' Vintage Shabby.
I inked all the edges with Early Espresso (SU). I think this really added a richness to the paper.
The flower is cut from the Floral Circles (Verve) dies. I inked the edges and crumbled the paper before layering the flower together. I added a SU brad for the center. The doily like design behind the flower was cut with the Decorative Frames die (Sizzix). I also distressed the panel behind the flower.


I finished the card with some real pretty embroidery lace and brown ribbon that I had in my stash.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts.



And the sketch for this card is the Viva La Verve October Week 1 Sketch!
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5Qd3AbyTO1g/ToUvOMnDteI/AAAAAAAACZE/W1_f3BH_wDc/s1600/VLVOct11Week1Sketch.jpg

Hope you enjoyed your visit to my post!

Mackie

4 comments:

jackid said...

Beautiful card love the colours and ppers
Jacki xx

Sue Lelli said...

Mackie, Thank YOU for making such eye candy! OMGosh, I LOVE this! FAB flower and the embroidery lace and brown ribbon is brilliant!

Ruby said...

So glad you were inspired by our colours! I just love the way you've created the flower with the aged edges on the square, really pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

That layered, paper flower is beyond fabulous! Such a beautiful take on the color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!