Thursday, 15 April 2010

Fine Flourish thank you

Earlier this week I talked about the tradition of sending thank you cards - much nicer than sending a text or email! I've been making a collection of little notelets and this card is part of that set:


There are four new background stamps in the new mini catalogue and this one - Fine Flourish - is one of them. It works really well as a simple one colour print but could also be coloured in to make a big impact. The others are basic dots and stripes and there's an alphabet one too - all really useful building blocks for cards and scrapbooking that you'll want to use again and again. 

The flowers and leaves are all put together using punches. Have you spotted where the leaves come from? They're the wings from the two step bird punch! They've been folded in half, run through a crimper and sponged with ink. It means that with that punch, not only do you get a bird but you also get two completely different kinds of leaf as well! (Have you noticed - I love to find lots of uses for my stamps and punches!)

Supplies:
Stamps: Fine Flourish, Happy Moments
Ink: Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue
Card stock: Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Vellum
Other: Two step bird, scallop circle, Boho Blossom and 1/2" circle punches, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Ballet Blue brads, crimper

Thanks for visiting me today.
Hope to see you soon!
 

2 comments:

  1. You are so right about thank you cards vs. e-mails, but I must admit that I'm much better at making cards than actually sending them. I definitely need to work on that! Anyway, great flowers on this card -- and such a good idea to use the wings as leaves! That's a great background, too -- and you used it fantastically!

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  2. Clever use of the bird wings! I used them once for the flame on a large birthday candle.

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