Thankful Raccoon

Hi there.  I am quickly dropping in to share a CAS thank you card using one of the newly released sets from Your Next Stamp (YNS) called Autumn Animals.  I thought the raccoon holding the apple worked for several challenges.



Stamped the image in black Memento ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and then fussy cut out with a slight white border.



stick frame was die cut from an A2 white panel, and also from black cardstock to be inlaid.  Barn Door distress ink was ink blended on the white square with a mini blending tool, then clear shimmer was added before it was inlaid back.



The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink.  The panel was mounted onto a top folding card base and black Nuvo drops were added to finish.  Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day.






Linking to the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS#119 Apples
AAA CardsGame #98 Creatures Great or Small
CasologyWeek 265 Education (teacher thank you card)
Color Throwdown#459 Red, Black, White
SSS MondayStamp It
SSS WednesdayStamp It





Thank You Graffiti

Hello everyone. Today I have another WCMD card to share now that my friend has received it.  One of the challenges is to make a card for a crafty friend. My friend, Dorothy, immediately jumped to mind.  Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a blog and has not posted anything on her Instagram account.  But she is a talented crafter and more importantly, an awesome person with a heart of gold.  LIving in Canada, it can be extremely expensive to ship orders up here, especially with the weaker Canadian dollar.  Therefore, I will sometimes have my orders sent just across the border. Living right by the border, Dorothy helps me out and picks up for me. Sometimes she even has her husband pick up.  I am so grateful for her friendship and sent her this card to let her know.

Graffiti Thank You

This graffiti brick wall was inspired from THIS card by Debby Hughes.  Debby created her brick wall with a whole lot of rectangle die cuts.  Too much work.  Instead I “stamped” the brick background with the Brick Wall embossing folder.  I applied Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marnalade, Vintage Photo and Black Soot distress inks to the flat side of the embossing folder, then spritz it with water a maximum of three times to get a more grundgy look.  Next I pressed a piece of Wonky Stitched watercolor paper on top for about 10 seconds before lifting it off and setting it aside to dry. I used a paper towel to remove areas of excessive water.

While it was drying, I die cut the awesome sentiment from a scrap of white cardstock and coloured it with Copics in a gradient of red, orange and yellow.  I backed it onto the matching shadow piece die cut from a scrap of black cardstock.  I wanted more dimension, so I die cut another shadow piece from a scrap of black fun foam and sacked them.  I love word dies that come with the matching shadow.  The other sentiments were stamped and white heat embossed on scrap strips of black cardstock.  I wanted a little more red on the card, so I embossed the “thank you” part with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder over the white embossing.  It’s a little darker than I wanted, but that was the only red embossing powder I had

Graffiti Thank You

As a finishing touch, I added some black splatters and then mounted the panel on a white top folding landscape card base.




I am entering in the following:

Winnie & Walter – WCMD Make a Card for a Friend
Winnie & Walter – WCMD Stretch Your Stamps
Kat Scrappiness – WCMD Card Challenge
SSS Work It Wednesday – Red, Orange, Yellow and Brown
Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 249




Thanks Card

Good morning!

My card today combines the Freshly Made Sketch 234 with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes. There are a few Anything Goes challenges out there, but I used this one because the sentiment on my card is from Simon Says Stamp.

Freshly Made Sketch 234, Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

This is a simple thank you card created with the Embossing Folder Stamping technique.   This is a great way to stretch your embossing folders by turning them into a stamp.

Freshly Made Sketch 234, Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

I took the SU! Woodland embossing folder (available this June) and inked up the flat side of the embossing folder with distress inks.  I wanted to have white space around the image so the inked area was smaller than the size of the watercolor paper.  Next I spritz the embossing folder with water and then pressed the watercolor paper on top.  After a few seconds, I lifted the paper and layed a paper towel on top to remove excess water.  This leaves a soft watercolor “stamped” image.

Freshly Made Sketch 234, Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

I stamped You’re Pretty Awesome with Archival waterproof black ink using my MISTI. It is difficult to get a crisp impression on watercolor paper, so this tool allowed me to stamp the sentiment multiple times until I got a crisp impression. I then die cut thanks twice from white cardstock and once from black cardstock to give some dimension to an otherwise flat card. 😛