Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Turquoise Treetop

I am really terrible at writing and sending thank-you notes or cards. Witness: My birthday is in September. I have only just sent a thank-you card to my grandmother for her present! But I made the card, so maybe she will be charmed anyway?

I had the hardest time getting the image to really show up; the thin gold embossing just disappears at some angles. First I tried lightly rubbing some ink over the image -- you can see it if you look hard -- which helped a bit, but not enough. I brainstormed ideas with my boyfriend for a while, and finally decided to try coloring bits in. It's still not perfect but at least you can tell there's an image there!

I made a (slightly wonky) envelope too, but I was apparently not paying attention to focusing when I took pictures of it. Oh well, I'm sure you've all seen envelopes before!

I'm entering this belated card in the following challenges:

Supplies: (the "merci" stamp is from Lawn Fawn)

7 comments:

  1. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

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  2. Wonderful card! I love the gold embossing and the tone-on-tone effect with the coloring! Great job! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

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  3. Gorgeous gorgeous love it. Cant wait to see your next challenge entry with CIS.

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  4. Very pretty card, love the turquoise and your use of the gold embossing. Very pretty image. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  5. Very unusual card and such a pretty image. Thanks for playing at TG. I have a stamp candy on offer.

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  6. I'm sure that your grandmother will be quite pleased to receive this lovely thank you card (late or not...lol). Thanks so much for joining this week's challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint! hugs, Kimberly

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  7. Your card is gorgeous. I wish I had your talent. If you want to see my last card click on the link and tell me if you like.
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.396899507046086.87091.103088983093808&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=396899767046060&set=a.396899507046086.87091.103088983093808&type=3&theater

    Hakuna

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