Jun 29, 2014

Surf and Sun Thanks


I Make I Talk Joan Bardee

Needed a thank you card for some friends who hosted us at their Cape Cod home.  Heavenly.

How I Made the Card:

1.  Wrote out Thanks on the Silhoutte/Cameo.   Before I separated the word from the mat, colored with Copics.

2.  Removed word from mat and then trimmed by hand.  Rarely get a perfectly clean cut, so a bit of sharp scissor surgery is necessary.  (One reason why dies are nicer -- but cost a bundle.)

3.  Adhered to a Kraft A2 card.

4.  Colored copy paper with Copics for an envelope liner.  Remembered that I did not have Kraft envelope.  (I think I do, but not sure where!)

5.  Remembered that I have the W R Memory Keepers Envelope Maker and took it out of the package and made the Kraft envelope.  The result is ok but needed to trim the card a bit to fit.  I've read that making these envelopes requires a few adjustments as you learn. 

MOOD WHEN DONE = Relaxed


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Settled on a new blog design, which I did myself courtesy of the free Pic Monkey program.  There are a lot of tutorials on line on how to make a blog header with this program.  Fun and beats paying someone else. 

7 comments:

  1. Awesome new design and that card is brilliant! Love the gradient shades of blue on kraft.

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  2. Love this card, simple and perfect!

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  3. Love the look of this card - very beachy! And I love the new blog design - clever you! I may give that a try!

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  4. Great card. Love the font you used on your header. I'll have to look into that web site. Thanks.

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  5. Your blues look very much like surf and the kraft surely does suggest sand. Very clever!

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  6. I thought the blog design was new. Looks terrific. And, I love your thank you card--especially the gradations of color on the word as well as the liner.

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