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Friday, 29 November 2019

Thank you berry much

Hello crafting friends!

It's great fun making Christmas cards but sometimes it's nice to take a break from the glitz and glitter and create something else - like a thank you card that'll come in handy after Christmas for example! Come and see what I've made:


I've moved away from festive motifs but have opted for a wintery feel. The background was made by smooshing a few drops of yellow, pink and blue inks with a drop or two of water on a shiny surface, then dragging a panel of card stock through it.


Once the card stock was dry, I inked up the berries image in Stampin' Up's Enjoy Life stamp set with Crumb Cake ink and used a red marker to go over the berries before stamping three times along the bottom of my panel.


The sentiment is in a nice bold font and is from a retired Stampin' Up set called Letterpress Winter. I stamped some birds from Take Flight 2 by Inkylicious to add a bit of upward movement, and finished the card by scoring a frame round the edge of the panel before mounting it onto my card base.


CHALLENGES
I was inspired to make this card when I saw the challenge at Allsorts Challenge this week - Thank You or New Year and I shall also link up with Addicted to Stamps and More where it's Clean and Simple week.



AND IN OTHER NEWS
It took very little time to make today's card but it took a LONG time hunting for the bird stamp when I cleared up! I wandered about with a torch and a magnifying glass, looking like some kind of comedy investigator, but I did eventually find it, right on the edge of the sink where I'd been cleaning the stamps. Thank goodness! Sometimes the smallest stamps are the most treasured aren't they?

Have you ever lost a clear stamp and then amazingly found it? Do tell me your miracle stories :)

Hugs,

19 comments:

  1. That's a very pretty card Vicky and perfect for our Allsorts theme, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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    1. Such a good challenge to break up the Christmas makes! x

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  2. Fabulous card.
    Thank you so much for entering at Allsorts Challenge, welcome again;-))m

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  3. This is beautiful with the smooshed background and bright berries! There is nothing like red berries to brighten a winter landscape! I've found those little stamps clinging to the bottom of the stamp cases.

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    1. I know! I love seeing all the berries while I'm out walking in the countryside. So cheerful. The stamp cases were the first place I looked but no joy :/

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  4. I loved this card. So simple and beautiful. I looked forever for one of my cling stamps and finally found it stuck to the bottom of the case. Oh my, must be more careful! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks Doris! Yes the bottom of the cases are a good place to look. I think I need A System! Perhaps a bowl to put all the stamps in before clean up!

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  5. Super thank you card with that inky technique and lovely bold sentiment.

    xxx

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  6. This is such a beautiful sky you created! So lovely with the red berry bushes in front!

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    1. Thanks Cornelia. Don't know what that bush might be - I've certainly never seen one! Even if it's a fantasy bush though, it's nice and cheerful!

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  7. Simple but elegant card. Hysterical bird stamp story! The tiniest things are sometimes the most revelent!

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    1. We've all been there haven't we - hunting for those tiny clear stamps!

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  8. Beautiful Vicky love the simplicity of the berry bush and your smooshed sky :

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  9. What a pretty project, Vicky! LOVE your choice of colours. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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