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. 


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. 


Susan Raihala said...

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

Joan B said...


IamDerby said...

Love this card, simple and perfect!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

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

Susie said...

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

Leslie Miller said...

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

Joyce said...

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.