Friday, January 12, 2018

Thank you

I am back again Guest Designer over at the Cropstop blog.

 Have you sent out all your Thank you's yet?  That special gift or neighbor who shoveled your walk.

I know this is spring like but who doesn't like flowers and butterflies all year through!

I started out using my Colorburst to make my background.  As you can see in the picture below there is a white edge around my piece, I tape it down to a clipboard, and after spritzing it with water to release the colors I just let it sit and dry, you get so much less warping of your watercolor paper that way. Also go ahead and do a large sheet, then you can cut it down to your card size and the left overs can be use for other projects.

Next I embossed the piece with Darcie Butterfly on a Flower embossing folder.  Then I took my Distress Oxide inks and applied them to my Craft Sheet adding spritz of water to them and using my paint brush to color the embossed areas.

I can't say enough about the craft sheet, I have it on my desk at all times.  I taped it down to my desk using Scor-tape and it hasn't budged after many years of use, I love it so much that I bought another one just to have on hand just in case I want or need to change it out at some point.

I hope this gave you some inspiration to let those in your life that are so helpful or generous to know how much you appreciate them.

Thanks to you for joining me today,



Beth Norman said...

How thoughtful to send out thank you cards. I use them throughout the year but after Christmas I wished I had made Christmas thank yous. Your card is so bright and beautiful. I learned something from you. I wasn't aware that taping down watercolour prevents warping.

Birgit said...

This is so bright and cheerful Connie. I'm ready for some spring colors and warmer temps. Your card gives me hope of what's to come.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Beautiful card. I like floral cards this time of year! I also have two craft sheets! I got a second one for when a friend might come over!

Esther Asbury said...

So happy you could guest design for Cropstop today, Connie! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Leslie Miller said...

There are so many opportunities to send thank you cards. I hardly ever have them on hand so send blank cards or those with multi-purpose sentiments. A pretty spring card like this is welcome anytime, especially in the middle of the chilly winter!

Louca por porcelana said...

What a lovely card!Love it!Hugs,dear friend!

Roosterhead Designs said...

This is such a lovely card Connie~
I like the 'watercolor' style.
Thank you for sharing your techniques with us : )
And thank you for reminding me to 'send thank-yous'!
My heart always remembers the kindness of others -but
I too often forget to tell them how much it means to me~
Blessings to you, Karen O

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, what a beautiful card, and I still need to send more thank-you cards out. I agree with Leslie - we can never have too many of them (along with cards of encouragement too). What an amazing background you've created, and I also love my craft mat. Warm hugs! xoxo

Janice said...

A beautiful Spring coloured card, the recipient will love receiving your thank you card.

Donna Phelan said...

Why yes I did! Thank yous sent, Christmas was down before we left for vacation! LOVE your pretty card! The colors are fabulous, bright and sunshiny! This card screams SPRING to me--which I adore! Fantastic!

Debbie said...

I sometimes think I am the only person who says thank you with a card!! It's a really cute card!!

Lowcarb team member said...

I love sending (and receiving) thank you cards.
I do like this one.

All the best Jan