Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Holiday Thank You

This past Saturday we attended our neighbourhood Christmas party and it was a ton of fun! I made this card as a thank you to the hosts for throwing such a fabulous party.

I have to tell you though, I was feeling a little pressure while creating this card, and here's why. While I was at the party on Saturday night I noticed that the thank you card I made them last year was on display on the kitchen window sill! Seriously!!! I can't tell you how pleased I was that she not only kept the card, but it's still on display after a year! Talk about being appreciated!!! So I knew I had to make this one just as good.  :)

I chose AddyTude Loves Her 'Tinis from Stamping Bella...seems like a fitting image for a party! The layout is Mercy's Sketch Challenge, MTSC43. For the card I started by stamping AddyTude with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper then I cut her out with circle Nestabilities. Everything is coloured with copics and I added a little yellow shimmer to the flower centers with my yellow Spica glitter pen. I wanted the martinis to have a red hue but not be completely opaque so I used my R11 copic to pick up colour from my R37, then I coloured the drinks with R11. This technique only deposits a little of the dark colour at a time. I really like the effect and it doesn't ruin your markers either! I added shine with my clear Glaze pen to her glasses, shoes and the drinks.

I had to dig deep into my stack of Basic Grey 6x6 pads to find this one, Stella Ruby. It's an old one but it's sooooo pretty! I ran the striped piece through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder before stitching around it so it would have a little dimension, but I left the floral panels flat. I had a difficult time deciding on flower embellishments for this card, but once I landed on the ghost flower for the base I knew it needed a little sparkle so I outlined the edges with Fruit Punch Stickles. I tinted my linen thread with a R35 before tying it to the button. A length of ribbon and two Glitter Dots finish it nicely.

I can't wait to drop it in her mailbox!   :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Leslie said...

Wow - this will surely be on her window sill too! Love what you did to the ghost flower and tinting your linen thread? Why don't I think of these things?!! :)

Dina said...

karen this is fabulous!! First it is very toughtful and it feels so great when our homemade projects are appreciated by those who receive them so I am happy for you that they love them!! Ok now this card is so perfect, great job with the sketch. LOVE the image, I actaully just ordered two AttyTudes, can't wait to get them, they are the cutest. This one is perfect for a goo holiday party-LOL!! Love your coloring and glitz!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Danni said...

This is fabulous!! LOVE it!

Emily said...

Wow! She is hysterically funny!!! Love the DP you used to show her off!! I could use 3 martinis right now! Hope you had a great Xmas!!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very fun. I like the piercing on your circle mat.

Meahni Pieterse said...

I love this Karen, it is such a classy card! Stella is just the best.