Saturday, 23 July 2011

A shabby chic thank you card for our dogsitters

Yesterday, hubby and I went to the races at York, followed by a concert by Blondie at the racecourse. Despite poor hubby still being unwell and despite the fact that we didn't win a sausage the whole evening, we still had good fun ;-)

It wasn't the best concert we've been to, the accoustics were pretty strange with the way the noise bounces off the stands, but I've got to say I think Debbie Harry did a good job and put on a fair show for someone of her age.

As we were going to be out for a longer time than our little Bess can plait her legs for, we arranged for my MIL and FIL to come and stay over to dogsit. This is the card I've made to thank them for helping out.

Stamp sets: Simply Said, Strength and Hope
Plain Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron
Textured Cardstock: Baja Breeze
Ink: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Seam Binding Ribbon: Baja Breeze
Punches: Decorative Label, Itty Bitty Shapes
Bigz Dies: Top Note, Beautiful Butterflies
Embossing Folder: Vintage Wallpaper
Other: Basic Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Sponge Daubers, Crop-a-dile

The card base is an A6 landscape of Very Vanilla. All layers throughout were sponged with Crumb Cake ink before assembling. Top Notes were die cut from Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla card and the Vanilla one was then cut out along the perforated border before embossing with the Vintage Wallpaper folder. The textured Top Note layer was sponged with So Saffron ink. The two Top Notes were matted together, punched with the Crop-a-dile and threaded with Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon before adhering first to the Textured Baja Breeze card mat and then to the card front. A bow was tied around the ribbon over to the left of the card. The thank you sentiment was stamped in Basic Gray ink onto Very Vanilla card and punched out with the Decorative Label. The dotty flowers were stamped off to the side of the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz ink and tiny Basic Pearls added to the centres of the flowers. Two more Decorative Labels were punched from So Saffron card, cut in half and adhered behind the sentiment before popping up on dimensionals on the card front. A small butterfly was die cut from Vary Vanilla card and stamped on one side with text in Basic Gray ink and on the other with the butterfly in So Saffron ink, both stamps from the Strength and Hope set. A small flower was punched from So Saffron card and adhered to the centre of the butterfly with a glue dot and finished with a large Basic Pearl. The butterfly was then added to the card front with glue dots.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xx


Loraine Arderne said...

That's so very pretty Sara. Love the design and the colours are all perfect together.

Emily Steggell said...

Oh so pretty! Thanks for sharing on Sudsol! Love the card! :)

Aileen said...

Wow, this is just fab. Love all the layers and extra elements. x