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9/09/2014

Thank You cards

Good evening, and thanks for joining me. Let's start off by welcoming a new follower, Miss Bibiana of Stamping with Bibiana. I'm sure that many of you already know about this fabulously talented lady, but on the chance you have missed her blog, PLEASE visit right now. You'll be so happy you did. And thanks Bibiana, for joining here as a new follower.

 I had done some cards that were mailed out, and since I know they've been received now, I'd like to share them this evening. These were sent to some of my VIP's - whom I feel so blessed to have met in Blogland.






 
 
The flower pots image is a Northwoods stamp, colored with copics, WoS and die cut with a Sizzix die. In #1 card, the background was created with Dylusions & other spray products, then after drying well, embossed with a folder. A S/B die created the lacey mat, and the sentiment was stamped and cut from the same design paper.
 
On the 2nd flower pot card, I used design paper, the reverse of the same paper for the MS border punching. The image was colored with copics, WoStella and just a tiny amount of DI distressing on the edges. I kept this card simple as it was international mailing, so not too many layers on it. 

The center card:  The PB Wildflower cling image was stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with Sparkle n Sprinkle Belgian Crème EP. Then sponged Distress Inks on #98 Canson Mixed Media paper, spritzed with a gold spray, Once this dried, the embossed area was wiped off with a baby wipe. The faux mat was cut from a snippet of another sprayed paper, that has some gleam to it. A script background stamp was inked with Memento Desert Sand, stamped on the card base and the sentiment stamped with a Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink that sort of matched the blue of the Distress Ink. I don't usually have success in trying to stamp with Distress Inks. They always seem 'too dry' to me to stamp, even though I've just reinked the pad.

So I hope you've enjoyed these cards. I had fun making them, and I hope the recipients enjoyed receiving them. They expressed some deep appreciation on my part for some lovely folks. That's it for tonight. Catch you later. Hugs & have a wonderful Wednesday.

38 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful cards Mary, what a great idea for thank yous .. really beautifully executed! Shaz in Oz.x

Sarah said...

What a tremendous trio Mary, gorgeous seasonal colours and layouts. I'm sure the recipients were delighted xx

DIANA L. said...

All three of your cards are just beautiful, great job coloring Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Sue said...

Lovely cards Mary. The images and colours are so pretty.

Hope you have a nice day.

Pumpy said...

Real beauts Mary, the colouring is so good, I have decided I love colouring the best, now I have to get them onto cards!!!

Patricia said...

Great bunch of stunning cards Mary, I love them all.
Have a great day

Patricia x

Pippa said...

Lovely cards as always Mary. The herb pots are fantastic, a great image beautifully coloured x

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE IT a trio of gorgeous images and coloured to perfection...awesome display of goodies..your work is so beautiful...xx

The Journey is the Start

Maxine D said...

Love these Mary - beautiful colours and it is just so lovely to see some Thank you cards.
Blessings
Maxine

cuilliesocks said...

Good Morning from a fairly sunny Inverness, I hope you are well Mary.
I love your wonderful selection ofcards. the images and colouring are brilliant, and your layouts too, whoever receives them will love them, have a good day, hugs Kate x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lovely creations Mary. Love the herb pot image, and you've colored them beautifully. My favorite is the first one with the sprayed and embossed background. Gorgeous colors.

vic said...

Wow Mary you have been busy these cards are truly amazing and your colouring is stunning! Anyone would be very happy to recieve any of your cards :)
Have a lovely day my friend
Hugs
Vic xx

Petra Swart said...

Surely the recipients liked these cards as much as I do, Mary!!! All lovely and I do like those herbs!! The flowers and butterflies on the 2nd one is so beautiful!!

Have a lovely day!!!
Hugz

Carol L said...

These are just beautiful, and nothing warms my heart more than an herb garden! I love the white image on the 2nd card with all those beautiful colors and the great die cut! I'm sure the recipients enjoyed their cards - I still have one on my coffee table that you sent me back in July!

Veerle said...

All three of them are equally beautiful Mary. So nice ;-)
Love and hugs Veerle xxx

Benzi said...

Beautiful thank you cards, Mary. I especially love those flower pots and you've colored them perfectly. I'm sure these cards will be very much appreciated.

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colors in the second card so much.

jimlynn said...

They're all just beautiful and I can see why they loved them. Love the flower pots - and have a similar looking stamp.
LYnn

Carol said...

These are gorgeous Mary, lovely autumnal colours. I particularly like the 2nd one. Carol x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Mary lovely colours too ..huggles Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
my these are stunning creations.
Love all those super backgrounds you have created.
I bet the recipients are so pleased with them.
My fav of the lot is the middle one.
Oh how I wish I lived next to you we would have such fun playing with all these different mediums out there, together.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lisa said...

Wow, Mary, these are so gorgeous!! The flower pots are beautiful and colored perfectly!! I absolutely love the colors of the second card!! These will all be adored!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

What fabulous cards Mary, you have been busy! I love the colours and the image, great, love them all.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Redanne said...

All of your cards are beautiful Mary, the flower pots are particularly lovely! Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

Three stunning cards Mary, love the images and the background colours.

Kath x

Brenda said...

These thank you cards are just beautiful Momma Mary and I'm loving mine!! I knew you worked your magic with the sprays and one day I'm gonna learn these sprays too. lol The colors and images on these three cards are just beautiful. Thanks again for my beautiful card and goodies. Hugs, Brenda

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous card love the images and embossing -the first one is my fave
Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

oh MARY! these are beyond gorgeous - such superb coloring and fabulous in design! I'm sure the recipients were more than delighted upon receiving their mail. LOVE that Northwoods stamp image - and your coloring is impeccable! (such amazing shading and perfectly in those tiny little lines!) xo

Hettie said...

Gosh Mary what beauties you are sharing with us. I love them all for their individual reasons.
I hope you are well.
Hugs
xx

Loll Thompson said...

Three beautiful cards Mary. Especially LOVE the pots of herbs ... such a great stamp and you've colored it to perfection. Loll xx

Margaret said...

Your cards are so very pretty. I love the flower pot stamp and your coloring is so amazing!

Thanks for your lovely and kind comments on my blog. I'm learning little by little every day. I won't let Word get me down. LOL!

SarahGeorge said...

Awesome cards Mary!Each one is unique in its own way!

Asha said...

A lovely trio of cards, Mary. These thank you cards are so pretty that they deserve a thank you note! LOVE the dylusion background.
hugs, Asha

Sheila H said...

Beautiful cards, Mary. Your designs and colors are wonderful.

JD/ Jill said...

These are all lovely cards...and we are one of the fortunate ones to see one of these lovely cards in real life!!! So beautiful! It will be treasured! Just like Jim and I treasure your friendship. Thank you for your kind words and prayers for us.

Bonnie said...

All 3 of these are so pretty, Mary! I love the white wildflowers against the beautiful background and the pots of herbs are colored beautifully! Sorry I haven't been around much. I'm having computer problems and it takes so long to load a page that it's cut into my time to comment. Hitting it when I can. Hope all is well with you and you're enjoying this wonderful fallish weather.

Faith A said...

A beautiful set of cards and I know of course the recipients will love them.

Sarah said...

I really like the herb pot image and how you colored the pots. The background on the first card is lovely. The combination of colors you used to ink the second card is fabulous. A great batch of cards, Mary.