Friday, June 30, 2017

A thank you card featuring a little stitched flower and some watercoloured background on glossy photo paper

I was blessed for my birthday with a visit from my sister and then a weekend with our son!!  I am preparing this card to express my gratitude for the specials gifts I received for my birthday.  I started with a dark purple card that coordinated with my watercoloured background.  You can check this post for info on how it was created.  I wanted to change things up a bit so I cut a circle (Nestibilities) from one end and trimmed the other with decorative scissors.  I found this little stitched flower (Birdie Brown digital) which I watercoloured to coordinate and then fussy cut.  The greeting I found in my stash. I used a pattern tracing wheel to add little stitch marks on both long edges!!  When I actually put this tool away I found two more in the drawer that have different levels of wear and actually make a different sort of pattern on cardstock!!  One of them is new enough that it actually pierces little holes!!  Fun!!  I added some wavy lines to the purple cardstock on the right hand side as well.  I glued the trimmed background to my embellished card front, added my greeting with double sided tape and then layered on the flower and leaves.  It was fun to change up my sketch and I now have two elements left over to create another card.    Therese